Natalie graduated from Alverno College with a degree in Art Therapy. She has more than 15 years of experience in creating compelling curriculum and art groups. Over the years, Natalie has worked with a diverse scope of clients. Her passion has brought her into a variety of environments including classrooms, hospitals, senior facilities, psychiatric and community settings. She is the illustrator (Gnat) of the award-winning Gnat & Corky Series; a children’s book series based on the spirit of real kids. Through this project, Natalie has traveled all over Illinois and Wisconsin sharing the books universal messages of love, acceptance and empathy. Whether making art with her clients or creating personal works; Natalie is deeply drawn into the stories that the human experience tells. She wholeheartedly believes that every individual is their own narrator— eagerly awaiting to weave their personal tale to achieve their highest potential.