Brandy Klindworth is the artist, entrepreneur, and art educator behind her business Ladder Mouse, creating flora, fauna, and fungi illustrations. She currently resides in Fairbanks, AK and has become most inspired by the forest floor with growing interest in mycology and botany. After a near-death ice climbing experience in 2017 that caused Brandy to lose some dominant hand-function, she has become a passionate advocate in encouraging others to pursue their purpose and utilize their gifts and abilities to their fullest extent. This is what has made her passionate about teaching you how to depict nature on paper – she knows you have what it takes inside of you. She displays and sells her nature illustrations online and locally, and also teaches art classes focused on drawing and painting nature both online and locally. In 2019 she won 1st place in the United States Air Force international art contest, travelled internationally to Dubai in 2017 to complete a 4-wall jungle mural for Emirati entrepreneur Mohammed Bin Zaal, and illustrated children’s book “Me and My Big Friends” written by author Laura Fitterer.