Born in Muskegon Michigan, April's interest in form, color, and line were apparent since early childhood. Her talent allowed her to receive a scholarship to Interlochen Arts Academy, an exclusive private high school for the arts, helping her get a jump start on her career. After a couple of years at a school in New York April came to Detroit where she graduated with a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. She has been blowing glass for 21 years. She owns epiphany studios in Pontiac, MI, the largest private hot glass blowing studio in the Midwest. Her work is shown in galleries worldwide and is featured in numerous public, private, and corporate collections, including GM, Pfizer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, The Townsend Hotel, and The Four Seasons Resorts. April was featured as one of Crains Detroit Business 40 under 40 honorees for 2005.She has served on the Alumni Board for the College for Creative Studies, and the Founders Junior Council Board for the DIA.