I am a kid at heart and I love to play!
I am passionate about music, dance, pretty colored lights,
and of course -- hooping!
I find my greatest happiness through spreading joy to
My earliest hooping memory, at around 6 years
old, involves challenging my next door neighbor to
a hoop-a-thon. As I recall, we had to call a tie since
neither one of us had stopped hooping for hours,
and it was time for dinner!
Fast forward to the fall of 2001, where I encountered
large homemade hoops & hoop-dancers at the
Mountain Oasis Music Festival in Union Grove, NC. I
quickly learned that hooping with these larger hoops was
much easier than the kiddie hoops I remembered from my
childhood, and I spent the weekend exploring the possibilities of
movement & dancing within the hoop. I returned home with huge purplish-green
bruises on my hips, and promptly ran out to the hardware store to procure
supplies for building hoops - thus beginning my journey into the world of hoop-
For several years I had been toying around with building my own LED hoops,
after purchasing several light-up hoops from other talented hoop-makers.
In the spring of 2009, I lost my job as a restaurant manager after 9 years, and
although it was a shock - this was the push I needed to start up my own
I spent many months building & testing my LED hoops, and I am continually
striving to improve the quality & durability of my product.
Since officially opening for business in September of 2009, I have carefully
handcrafted over 2,000 hoops - -each one filled with LIGHT & LOVE
In addition to building hoops, I also perform with Asheville Hoops Troupe!