Sierra started felting in 2001 under the guidance of her boss (and now friend) while working at small town newspaper. Discovering a passion for fiber and color, she left the newspaper to pursue a full-time career as a fiber artist. She has participated in art shows throughout the midwest such as: Laumier, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Gold Coast, Art Fair on the Square Madison, 57th Street Chicago, and Penrod. She has also shown work at 337 Project Space, Light Gallery + Studio, Paint Creek Center for the Arts and . She was a participant in ArtPrize 2015 as part of Processing Fiber at 250 Monroe which was placed on the Juror Shortlist for Outstanding Venue by Steven Matijcio, Cincinnati-based Curator at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Sierra graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree of fine art, with a focus on graphic design and printmaking. She lives and works in a 100+ year-old home in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan.