Born in Muskegon Michigan, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, April grew up enjoying many summers on sandy white beaches. A natural artist, her interest in form, color, and line were apparent since early childhood. April was encouraged to focus her education on the arts; exploring music, dance, and visual arts. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to an exclusive private high school for the arts. There she focused on ceramics. In college she developed a passion for blowing glass and started her business “epiphany” the year before graduating. April is the owner of and principle glassblower at epiphany studios. Her work is shown in over 300 galleries worldwide and is featured in numerous public, private, and corporate collections. She has taught, lectured, and received a number of awards. She is very involved in philanthropy for the arts community and sits on 2 arts based boards.