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 teach 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 continue to be active in my region's art and design circles and in May, 2018 I will graduate from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with an MFA in graphic design.