Cheyenne was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and raised in Alberta where she showed an interest is all things creative from a very early age. She credits a trip to a travelling museum when she was a toddler and her father’s bedtime stories for capturing her imagination and instilling a love of museums, art and storytelling that would last a lifetime.
Cheyenne went on to study fine arts at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta and from there, she moved to Nelson, British Columbia to study Natural and Heritage Interpretation at Selkirk College in preparation for a career in arts and culture. Cheyenne continued to explore creatively, often inspired by the unique environments she worked in, including the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. Her work in public education in museums created opportunities to share her creative interests with students and participants through hands on workshops and other educational activities.
As a practicing artist her creative mediums include ink and watercolor, acrylic painting, work with found objects and more recently, digital storytelling. In 2014, her short film “Homesick” was selected for showing in the Edmonton Gotta Minute Film Festival and the Toronto Urban Film Festival.
Healing is a major theme of exploration in all of her work; she is also inspired by spiritual themes, anatomy, nature, Inuit art, Aboriginal art, the ocean, astronomy, folklore, her own dreams and experiences.
Topics of interest to her include shamanism, death midwifery, the death positive movement, natural health, float therapy, yoga and meditation.
Her favorite artists include Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Khalo, Jackson Pollock and Steve Spazuk.
Cheyenne also has over 15 years of experience in communications and has managed social media for both provincial and national organizations. Recently, she has completed Online Video Marketing at Red Deer College and holds a Diploma in Art and Design from the same institute. Cheyenne has received formal training in Heritage Interpretation and has completed the Interpretive Planner Workshop from the National Association of Interpretation. She has also completed training in Social Media, Digital Publishing, Tourism, Heritage Resource Management and Yoga. In 2010 she became a Certified Life Coach.
Cheyenne has been providing consulting services in the above mentioned areas since 2007.
She’s had the pleasure of collaborating with:
Robertson-Wesley United Church
Fish and Wildlife Historical Society of Alberta
Natural Health Practitioners of Canada
Art Gallery of Alberta
Royal Alberta Museum
Town of Okotoks, Heritage Facilities
Alberta Legislature, Visitor Services
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Prior to her consulting work, Cheyenne spent five years working at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta and still has a pretty serious crush on Tyrannosaurus rex. She loves hot chocolate and dreams of the ocean almost every day.