Lynn’s interest in art and fashion was sparked early on in childhood when she created her own paper dolls with elaborate wardrobes and individual personalities.  Lynn’s formal education spans 17 years as an Art Major at Hamline University,

and the University of Minnesota, then on to Fashion Design at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, UCLA,

and Otis Parsons.

Fashion Design: Lynn’s fashion design career spans over four decades designing active and lifestyle sportswear, swimwear,

and uniforms or notables like Nike, Russell, Catalina, Ocean Pacific, Baxter, and Asics.  Highlights include the official uniforms for

the United States Gymnastics team for the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games.  Mary Lou Retton’s “Stars and Stripes” leotard was somewhat controversial at the time, but today it has an enduring design influence on US competitive sportswear.

                                                Lynn is also revered for her landmark nurses scrub prints

                                                in the early 1990’s for Cherokee, Crest, Barco, and the like. 

                                                Lynn’s designs have appeared in most major fashion

                                                industry publications trade newspapers, and specialty

                                                publications including numerous magazine covers and

                                                then there’s Lynn’s personal favorite --

                                                      “Wheaties Breakfast of Champions”

                                                The cereal box features Olympic star Mary Lou Retton.

Lynn has been a frequent guest speaker at UCLA, Fashion Institute of Design

and Merchandising, and Los Angeles Trade Technical College. 

Because of the popularity of her nurses scrub programs, she was invited to speak

at the 1993 Nurses PAA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada where over 3000

were in attendance.

Doll Making: Lynn’s interest in sculpting dolls came about accidentally when she stumbled upon a doll making class. 

Her interest in Native American cultures started early in childhood when her family vacationed at Glacier Park, Montana where she

was introduced to the Blackfoot tribe.  She continues to be inspired by rich Native art history, and the compelling bits of philosophy

she discovers during her research for each Native American doll.