KJ - my story...
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved ‘making things.’ Being born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin, there were always plenty of cold, winter days to work on art projects. I have fond memories of crayons, construction paper, scissors, glue and of course tape (The Scotch Tape Kid). My best friend and I would make projects and sell them door to door. One time we got paid in ice cream!
As I grew, my craft projects grew with me. I remember making a 20 piece set of wooden Christmas ornaments (painting and assembly required). Later I would make dioramas in real egg shells.
Eventually I chose a scientific career path to build on my creative inspiration. I am currently a clinical scientist working in drug development to serve patients with unmet medical needs. But now that the kids have grown, it’s high time to get artistic creativity back into my life!