What is it that fuels you? For me, it’s family first. But a close second is exploring the creative journey, the power of storytelling, and bringing those things together here at The Creativ U. I love writing about my passions and helping others do the same!

Hi! I'm Shelly. I'm an author and seeker. For nearly 15 years, I lived abroad with my Eastern European husband and our three children doing church and humanitarian work. Overseas, I worked as a volunteer, a classroom teacher, and an academic director for an international school. A few years ago, as our kids were all entering their teens, we decided to return to the US.

Though each experience has led me to the place I am today, I never thought that I would see so many years pass as quickly as they did and still end up not being certain about what I wanted to do with my life.

As I considered what it would look like to live another decade without truly doing what I wanted, I knew I needed to make a change. While still working a full-time job, I published my first book. Soon after, I decided to take a leap and live out my dreams. Now, I help others do the same as they find a creative path of their very own! Want to work with me? Contact me below!