I GOT MY FIRST CAMERA...
When I was just 12. Funnily enough, my love for photos grew because I was rarely in them. Strange, huh? Even as a kid, my mind wandered to dreams of my birth family and the family I'd someday have. My camera became my diary, capturing moments for the future stories I'd tell my children. That future is now. And every click is a new chapter.
THE WIFE. THE MAMA. THE CREATOR.
I'm half of "Ike and Tash," the heart-and-soul photography team from Tacoma, Washington.
I've got a good 20 years under my belt working with local non-profits in youth development. After nabbing my Master's in Public Action, it hit me hard: I live for leadership development and community connections. I've turned those passions into speaking and coaching gigs, weaving in my life stories and a fresh take on tackling challenges.
Community? It's everything. Our shared stories? They're the glue.
Knowing someone else "gets it" makes our own paths feel a little less rocky.
When I'm not working? Parks, charcuterie boards, scribbling thoughts, exploring new places, and soaking up time with family and friends fill my days. Oh, and if there's ice cream or tacos on the menu, I'm all in.
Life threw me some curveballs early on, but look where we are now! I'm here to share, inspire, and let you in on my journey through business, faith, motherhood, and travel. And hey, I'd love to hear your tales too – let's make this a two-way chat!
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