Know Your Why

Trauma lead me down a deeply emotional path that only the outdoors had space for. Growing up in Marquette, Michigan I took to the woods and water for safe spaces to question, escape, and understand life. Nature created a home for my heart, and my heart quickly fell in love with creating.

Creating my first official (906) t-shirt design at thirteen I discovered the world of graphic design, and started healing through art. Now I’ve reconnected with my inner child to revisit the places and spaces that rekindled my spirit. Because Marquette art is a peek inside my own inner child healing journey. It’s how I’m able to express my gratitude for these special spaces and reconnect with my inner self.Β 

I’m alive and who I am today, because Marquette gave me safety, healing, and strength when I needed it most. Honoring that relationship and giving back in gratitude through art has been an eye-opening journey that has brought a level of healing I never knew possible. Thanks for being here and being part of my story.


Local Women Local Heart

Living in Marquette with my partner Libby, a local middle school art teacher, means we eat and play here too! Shop unique, locally printed Because Marquette merch atΒ BODEGA; our restaurant, bar, and bakery in Downtown Marquette. With an emphasis on sustainability, local farm fresh ingredients and tempting dishes made from scratch; we strive to create a space for conversation, creativity, and community. Bring your friends, or make some here!Β 

Talk To A Human

If you don’t hear back from us right away, we’re probably off exploring the back 40. Rest assured that once we kick off our muddy boots and hang our packs to dry, we’ll get back at ya soon.Β 

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