I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where grocery stores were on every corner and access to healthy food was a given. As a child, it didn't occur to me that I should question where my food originated from, whether harmful chemicals were applied, or the manner in which the livestock were cared for. It certainly didn't occur to me that getting to know the actual farmers who provided my food would be in my best interest. I was a kid who grew up in the suburbs. Food security wasn't something we talked about around the dinner table. The weekly trip to the grocery store was all I knew. My younger years included frequent visits up north to visit family who lived on land and raised livestock. I knew then that I wanted to be able to have a farm and do the same when I was an adult. To learn more about my background, click here.
As someone who has spent the past 20 years in Austin, I have a true passion for Central Texas. I grew up in Dallas, and moved to Austin after graduating from Texas Tech University. I live in Dripping Springs with my husband and our 2 young children. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, camping, playing outside with my kids, trying new restaurants and exploring the Hill Country. I look forward to getting my hands dirty working with the animals and in the garden while at Hills of Milk and Honey.
Farm Chef & Cooking Instructor
I have been cooking professionally for over 10 years. Along with my husband Chris, I opened a diner in the Hill Country that focused on scratch made and locally sourced food. After having a wonderful opportunity to feed our friends and neighbors, Chris and I closed our diner to focus on feeding our favorite new customer, our daughter Sophia. Now I focuses my time on feeding and teaching children about cooking and eating from scratch.