Alexa, who lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, USA, became interested in kites when her son Sam suggested they attend the Washington State International Kite Festival (WSIKF) in Long Beach, Washington in 2001. They walked out onto the beach, looked up at the hundreds of flying marvels (must have been a mass ascension), and were hooked. They learned about the Oregon Kitemakers Retreat (OKR) that day, and went. That began their grand journey with kites, and they have attended OKR and Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference ever since.
She is an award winning single line kite maker who has become known for her somewhat uncommon combination of paint and appliqué. She likes simply framed kites that don’t take forever to put together, her favorite being the Rokkaku. Her subjects are things from nature, often birds, sea creatures and flowers. She has been fortunate to meet fellow flyers around the world, and has flown her kites in France, Denmark, England, Bali, and Canada. She is delighted to be making her first visit to Saskatchewan. Kite people are absolutely the best!