was born in the small farming community of Tarkio, Missouri, in 1952. She graduated from Tarkio High School and spent her first two years of college attending DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. After transferring to Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, she graduated with a degree in Applied Art with an emphasis in interior design. She practiced interior design in Nebraska and Texas for twenty five years before closing her business to pursue her artistic career as an artist in metal. Her last major interior design related project was to design and be the general contractor of her new 5000 square foot gallery and studio, and all of the landscaping. The gallery opened July 1, 1998.
In 1993, Rebecca and her dog, Pepper took morning walks and found all kinds of car parts and metal objects lying on the roadside. Wondering what to do with them, Pepper told Rebecca to take a welding course and create a piece of art. She did. What began as a hobby has turned into her profession. Rebecca owes a great deal of her creativity to both of her Grandmothers. One was very creative and shared that creativity, while the other taught college level art history and took Rebecca on several learning trips. They both just let Rebecca be Rebecca.