Shelly Hehenberger has worked in collage since she graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1994, with a masters of fine arts degree. Since then, she has also taught art to all ages and has especially enjoyed working with young adults. Her husband is a Lutheran pastor and they live in North Carolina. They have one adopted daughter who is 9 years old, and she and Shelly enjoy spending time together in Shelly's studio making art. She has been a professional illustrator since 1996.