Allie is a photographer living in Mérida, México by way of Jackson, Mississippi. In the summer of 2013, she made her first trek to Yaxhachen, where she was confounded by the presence of happiness alongside harsh living conditions. She began to explore these ideas through photography and video, using the power of image to cultivate a global awareness of such an extraordinary experience. In early 2014, she cofounded the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Ko'ox Boon with a mission to empower children & adults from underserved Maya communities by providing the tools for making public art & cultivating economic markets for the fair trade of handmade artisan goods. In early 2015, Allie cofounded the artisan embroidery brand, YAXHA bordados; both Ko'ox Boon and the embroidery brand, YAXHA, are fueled by a 100% volunteer-based team; Allie serves as the Marketing and Creative Director. Her photography has been featured in galleries, exhibits, magazines, newspapers, and promotional materials throughout Yucatán, Mississippi, and in Paris, France.