Sierra graduated from Michigan State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree of fine art, with a focus on graphic design and printmaking. She lives and works in a 100 year-old home in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Sierra started felting in 2001 under the guidance of her boss (and now friend) while working at small town newspaper. Discovering a passion for fiber and color, she left the newspaper to pursue a full-time career as a fiber artist. She has participated in art shows throughout the midwest such as: Laumier, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Gold Coast, Suttons Bay, Cain Park, St. James Court, 57th Street, East Lansing, and Penrod.