I grew up on a sheep farm in central New Jersey and have been interested in creating artwork ever since I was a wee tyke. During high school and college, I was heavily involved in the skate and punk scenes in New Jersey and upstate New York, and I started to work on fanzines and fliers for shows and skate events. I graduated with a fine art degree from Skidmore College in 1996, and started picking up some graphic design skills while continuing to draw and paint on the side. Since then I have lived, worked and shown in Denver, New York City and presently Saratoga Springs, New York. As a designer, I have worked in creative studios, marketing groups, production teams, and freelance. As an educator, I have taught various courses in the Digital Media program at Hudson Valley Community College as well as at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, both in Troy, New York. I received my MFA in graphic design from the Academy of Art University in May, 2019 and I continue to be active in my region's art and design circles.

Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Academy of Art University, 2019

Bachelor of Science, Studio Art, Skidmore College, 1996

Best in Category, art direction, 2012 New England Book Show
Best in Category for College Print, art direction, 2016 New England Book Show
Third Place for College Print, art direction, 2016 New England Book Show

Speaking Engagements
Faculty Artist Talk, Hudson Valley Community College, April, 2016 
Gloversville Art Career Day, Gloversville Public Schools, June, 2017
Alliance for the Creative Economy Panel Discussion on Freelancing, Saratoga Arts, October, 2018