Regina was blessed to be born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon. She spent most of her childhood near LaPine, in the Central part of the state. Animals held her heart, and she was born with a love of the Native American culture and the detailed craftsmanship of beaded leatherwork. She was an avid crafter herself and loved to rearrange the furniture in her home, enjoying the different styles of designing her living space, and recognizing how it made her feel.
When Regina was able to begin college, she started out at a small school in Oregon taking Ranch Management, however, she boldly made a change and moved to Nevada, where she obtained a degree in Interior Design at the Art Institute of Las Vegas. Once she completed her degree she knew she wanted to be back in a small town so she moved back to Central Oregon.
In no time, Regina met the love of her life, Kyle, at a BBQ, and they soon were married. In 2008 her husband took her to her first Black Powder Rendezvous, where she fell in love with the living history event and met people who would become lifelong friends and teach her much of the trades of yesteryear.
Kyle and Regina began their family and had their first child, a son, Wade, and then a daughter, Keelyn. When Keelyn was only a month old, they lost Wade in a tragic accident. With strength only attributable to God’s grace, Kyle and Regina continued to live and work.
Regina knew she wanted to work in the field of her degree, and had a desire to open her own shop. This became a reality when a series of events led her to move forward with her dream. Located in downtown Burns, Oregon, Regina is the proud owner of Farmshoppe, primitive to present; a unique store where you can find one of a kind hand beaded leather goods, artisan supplies, buckskinner attire, camp wares, provisions, and sundries.