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Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, I spent much of life on the east coast. I embraced web development and digital design throughout the 90s before going upstate to school at Rochester Institute of Technology for print media. 

During college I absorbed everything I could get my hands on, including design, coding, photography, videography, sound design, print processes, technical writing, and communications. Throughout that time I began to gradually put my focus into Photoshop, InDesign, and front-end web development before getting a job as a Creative Director at a startup medical marketing agency in San Diego in 2007.

Since then I've found my niche in pushing the limits in a challenging healthcare market while leading an extremely gifted creative team.

In early 2014, I began exploring charcoal portraits and gradually adopted oil painting as the year progressed. While the technical prerequisites can be daunting at times, the reward of completing a piece has opened a new creative outlet that somehow never fails to calm, infuriate, challenge, reward, and drive to the next piece ahead.