Shortly after the 9-11 attacks, Gigi enlisted in the Navy. She served over five years at two duty stations, one on a ship and the other with a patrol squadron.
Once her service commitment was completed, she joined her husband in San Francisco, where she attended the Academy of Art University. In her final year of Architecture and Design School she fell in love with watercolor as a medium.
When she is not tending to her two young children she can be found in the garden. When she is not in the garden, she can be found with some form of paint brush in hand either painting with watercolor or their family barn in Boothbay, Maine.