Renee’s welcoming presence and desire to notice the beauty in the world around us makes her an excellent addition to the EWC team, where she writes articles on topics in art and culture, and works to connect with our community as our Outreach Coordinator.

Hi there, I’m Renee, Ever Widening Circles’ Outreach coordinator!

Starting from a young age, my curiosity about the world has been fueled by empathy, art, and culture. I have earned several scholarships in my youth in recognition of my vocal talents, creative writing, and moral compass.

After high school, I went on to earn my Associate of Arts degree for Apparel Design from FIDM in Los Angeles, where I gained the technical knowledge and creative inspiration to pursue a career in design.

I have combined my passion for timeless style, my ability to recognize value, my artistic eye, and organizational skills to build an e-commerce business. Since 2013, I have personally curated and styled vintage fashion for my Eco-friendly online store, Spotlight Vintage. My work with Spotlight Vintage and the Northwest Nightmares Film festival have been both a creative outlet and a great training ground for building an online following, a knowledge base I have brought with me to grow our community at Ever Widening Circles.

In addition to my many creative endeavors such as fashion illustration, learning to play the ukulele, and seasonal window painting, I am an active member of the arts community in Saint Albans, VT. I also love connecting one-on-one with local patrons by working charitable events and bartending in the taproom at 14th Star Brewing Company. My high level of empathy makes me an expert communicator and gives me the ability to instantly engage and connect with others.

If you find yourself at a dinner party with Renee, ask her about her favorite films or her tastiest concoctions in the kitchen!

Author's Articles

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Celebrating Culture by Getting Down with the Limbo Queen!

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How low can you go? Many of us associate the limbo with a game played at children’s birthday parties, but do you know where it actually came from? Let’s uncover the history behind the limbo, and watch the world’s reigning limbo champion shimmy her way to the top by scooting down mind-blowingly low!

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Savoring the Flavor of the Moment with Lemon Caviar!

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Can the juicy insides of citrus fruit change the way we experience life? We’re pausing to savor the moments that delight, starting with a tiny fruit that has a tasty, sunshiney surprise inside! Take your taste buds on an adventure by discovering the wonder in the caviar of the Finger Lime!

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Learning Life’s Gentle Lessons with the Seahorse Whisperer!

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Can observing the gentle ways of a graceful sea creature actually make you a better person? Rog Hanson is known as the Seahorse Whisperer, and you don’t end up with a title like that for no reason! We’re diving in with him to discover how we can all grow as humans from one of nature’s most elusive miracles.

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When Dreams Come to Life in Your Own Backyard!

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How can we use what we are passionate about to enrich the lives of others? Some folks are extra motivated to showcase their interests in a way that others can enjoy. Kick up some dust and reach for the stars, you are about to meet two innovative individuals from very different walks of life, as they give us a tour of their very own backyard wonders!

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Hidden Planets in an Everyday World!

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Have you ever received a gift from a stranger that changed your view of the world? Get ready to experience a mesmerizing ball of wonder that fits in the palm of your hand! Let us take you on a global scavenger hunt in search of Josh Simpson’s hidden glass Infinity Planets!

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If the Ocean Had a Face, Would it Look Like This?

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Take a deep breath! Let’s dive into the ocean to meet Jason DeCaires Taylor: an artist encouraging life and celebrating little-known communities with his breathtaking underwater sculptures!

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A Charming Tradition that is Equally as Sweet!

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It only takes one person to breathe new life into a dying tradition. Meet Shinri Tezuka, the craftsman who is sculpting the sweet, ancient Japanese art form of Amezaiku back into the hands (and mouths!) of modern society.

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“I SPY”: The Books that Still Catch Our Eye!

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Have you ever been captivated by the magic of an “I SPY” book? Let us introduce you to Walter Wick, the photographer behind these imaginative works of art!

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Breaking Through Musical Barriers with the Magical Mi.Mu Gloves!

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This innovation is opening up new possibilities in music with a swish of a finger. Literally! Join us in exploring a fascinating piece of technology that’s making electronic music more human.

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Explore the “Uncanny Valley” Through the World of Special Effects!

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Did you know there is a fascinating reason why some special effects leave people cold (even queazy) and others transform our reality? This is the result of an effect called “the uncanny valley”. Here is the fun and wonder in all that!

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