I was born and raised in the Midwest. My interests in art began while attending art classes at the local art museum as a part of my pre-school curriculum. From that point on, I have been fascinated with different mediums of expression, particularly animation.
But the journey to studying art took a bit of a scenic route.
In college, I studied Marketing where I cultivated my communication skills through countless papers and presentations. During my studies I also learned to appreciate operations management, risk analysis and getting the best returns on one's investments.
Shortly after graduating, I began to travel throughout the world. It was during my stint overseas that I began to formally study animation. I learned the process from conceptualizing projects on paper to seeing them come to fruition on the computer. The thirst for knowledge and perfecting these skills continued as I returned to the US.
The art educational experiences have given me the best of both worlds. I have enjoyed the challenge of adapting to new environments and the cultures that go along with them. I believe it has influenced me personally as well as artistically.