I am a Texas author / artist who has been

working on my craft over the last 10 years.

As a child, I could always be found with a pencil or

crayon in hand; dreaming up creative story ideas,

new characters or funny doodles to entertain my family. After caring for my Uncle Kelly who had Down syndrome I saw that there was a great lack of understanding and compassion for those with special needs. My goal with the Kelly series is to educate young children on the unique needs of those with Down syndrome that most parents or schools often times inadvertently fail to teach them. I hope that by helping kids understand Down syndrome we can create a ripple effect of kindness in the community that will honor my uncle’s memory.