I am a Catholic speaker, author, and entrepreneur dedicated to inspiring you to become who God made you to be.

A former model on reality TV, I experienced a life-changing conversion back to the Catholic faith. I have a driving passion to lead and inspire women to embrace the mercy of Christ in their lives.


Through speaking engagements, my book, the Lux App & Lux University, I have created a beautiful sisterhood of incredible women who are striving to be a light in this world.


So... How on earth did I go from modeling in NYC to a Catholic Speaker?

My life took a major turn when I let Christ enter in on April 2, 2005. I was in the middle of a modeling shoot when I realized that I just didn’t want to be a part of this life anymore. 


By some miracle, during this photoshoot, I had a type of vision of myself before God—I saw myself standing in front of God with my hands—empty. Those empty hand were a type of depiction of my life.


And at that moment, I felt God speaking to my heart, he was telling me:“I made you for more.” It was a calling to do more with my life, and I knew it was true. I decided to walk out of the shoot, and never look back. 


My conversion led me to deep healing and transformation to become the woman God made me to be. I accepted Christ during the darkest hour of my life and He ignited a fire within me.


I have now shared my testimony with hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. I have been honored to speak on EWTN and at Seek, Steubenville Conferences & Focus Conferences. 


I decided to further my studies and graduated with my Master’s Degree in Theology from The Augustine Institute & wrote my book, The Other Side of Beauty, all in the same year. 

And most importantly, I married my US Army Green Beret husband and became a mom to five, soon-to-be six, wonderful, crazy children.


From the bustling streets of New York City, to the photoshoots and catwalks of the modeling world, to speaking at numerous world-renowned Catholic events, to publishing my first book, to earning my Master’s Degree in Theology, to creating a beautiful sisterhood of Catholic women on the Lux App, to becoming a wife & mama to soon-to-be 6 babies, I’m living proof that God heals our brokenness and overwhelms us with His love.

My driving passion is to inspire women to do something beautiful with their lives.

As women, we are more than what our culture says or dictates. My purpose is to motivate, inspire and help you become the woman GOD created you to be, not who the world says you should be. 


I am proud to be a Catholic, a wife, a mother, an entrepreneur and a motivator in the name of Christ Jesus. He heals, He redeems, & He makes us new. He sets us on a new path for Him and I am honored to have the opportunity to walk alongside you. 

Which Brings Me to You...

I’m here to serve you, to inspire you, to pray with you, to cry with you, & to celebrate with you. 


Through my free content, podcasts, the Lux App, Lux University, & anything else I have to offer - I am here to help you grow in your relationship with your Creator. To help you find the happiness that only He can offer. To inspire you to do something beautiful with your one and only life. 

Whether you are looking to grow deeper in your faith, hoping to find a sisterhood of like-minded believers, or just starting on your faith journey, I’m here to walk alongside you.


I am proud and deeply grateful to earn a living sharing my story. But you should know that many of my efforts are towards projects that I can offer to you 100% free of charge. I keep it real and honest as I go. I’m known to hide fully-clothed in the tub to chat to my IG followers or give hair and fashion advice in my “I’m no expert” series. Please don’t expect picture perfect, but do expect lots of laughs, mom-life moments, thought-provoking ideas, unchanging truths, and an unwavering commitment to help you live your most beautiful life. 


You can check out my podcast, Do Something Beautiful, HERE. 


The Lux Catholic App can be downloaded for free, HERE. This is an incredible community of beautiful women where we pray together, read scripture, & support each other’s faith. 


If we aren’t friends on Instagram yet, get on it! You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter, too! 


If you’ve gotten this far, thank you so much for taking the time to read my story. I’m ecstatic that you are here and can’t wait to get to know you! 


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