Life is quite a journey. It provides a never-ending path of twists and turns, hurdles and triumphs, yet it never fails to amaze you with the outcome.

Growing up, I always knew I would do something great in my life and that it was only a matter of time until my true strength and inner passion was found. I envisioned that whatever outlet I discovered, which I assumed from an early age would be creative in nature, would send me on a journey of independence and professional success.  Luckily for me, I found that path 15 years ago when my husband and I founded Paradigm Design Group on September 1st, 2001.

I have so many fond memories of the early days when we sat in our tiny apartment armed with glue guns, color boards and mountains of fabrics.  Last minute runs to Wal-Mart for a necessary supplies to get a color board wrapped up happened a little more often than I’d like to admit.  However, when deadlines approached and long hours kicked in, Carl was always my biggest cheerleader and made sure I was never alone and was fed…even if it meant a peanut butter sandwich was all he could provide.

While we have certainly had our fair share of bumps and bruises along the way, we have also experienced triumphs, joy, laughter, and most of all we created a family – one that is special and unique and always there. Clients, friends, project teams and our team at Paradigm have surrounded us with love. Like an artist with a raw piece of clay, they have helped mold us to be who we are today.

Today, Carl and I continue to be humbled by the path we have taken and hope that we have blessed your lives as you have ours.

So thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey thus far and may we raise our glasses and say Happy 15th Anniversary to what started as a dream. We look forward to the next 15 and beyond as this journey has many more adventures waiting for us around the bend.