Born and raised in the heart of Tokyo, Japan.  She started off her career as a bench jeweler. She is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA: Gemological Institute of America), Gold Award Design Winner, designer and founder of MIMIDALE DESIGNS. She is an Internationally trained designer: the country that she was trained includes Canada, Italy, USA, and Australia. Her designs are influenced by traditional Japanese art and culture where she grew up and believes in the meanings behind everything we see.  
    Aside from being a jewelry designer, she is a busy wife and mother of two boys at home on beautiful Vancouver island. She loves spending time in her studio, designing and creating her jewelry. In her spare time she is also known as an advanced pianist. She still plays her most treasured upright piano which she has been playing since she was three years old.