about

A lifelong passion for art, and thinking out of the box, has shaped my career. For more than 20 years, I have worked creatively as a graphic designer, photographer, stylist and art director. My professional experience includes creative positions with Marriott International,  Britches of Georgetown, Porter Novelli, DC, and owning my own design business GDO Design, LLC. Currently I am the Marketing Manager at American Plant, a Garden Decor Boutique in Bethesda, MD. creating the company’s image and social media presence.

I believe in karma. I feel I am a more grounded person and have a better perspective of life by doing pro-bono projects. “It is not what you look at that matters. It is what you see,” is a favorite quote of mine from Henry David Thoreau.

Charity Projects

  • Founded discerningi in 2006, an independent enterprise with a philanthropic mission to support children and their families. I see my partnerships with hospitals as a stepping stone to build community awareness.
  • The Care for Kids Holiday Shopping Card to benefit Children¹s National Medical Center in Washington, DC
  • Autism Speaks