A "true local" of Telluride (born and raised!), Aura draws design inspiration from the natural elements found in the beauty of the surrounding outdoors. She attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco from 2001-2006 where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. When the urban lifestyle grew weary, she gravitated back to her hometown, and began working at Studio Frank, an interior architectural design firm, in 2007. After a decade of bespoke interior design experience, Aura formed ZINQUE with partner CC RocQUE. When not exploring creative possibilities, Aura can be found skiing and hiking with her son Whitman (and dog extraordinaire, Ace), training to get her private pilot license, and volunteering her time with the rescue missions of the Telluride Animal Foundation.