Born and raised in a suburb of New York City, I took an interest in art at an early age. My first works of art included "Blue Crayon on Kitchen Floor" and "Red Crayon on Fireplace." Though they were not well received, remnants of the latter still exist.

During high school a healthy diet of art classes and an endless supply of notebook pages (to fill with doodles) helped prepare me for my future. In addition to learning technical skill, I developed interests in Surrealism and cartooning. Elements of both have been consistent in my work ever since.

Following high school, I attended SUNY New Paltz where I majored in Art Education with a concentration in photography. After receiving my BA, I spent one year teaching art at a public high school. At the school year’s end, I packed up and headed west to attend the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

I graduated with an MFA in Illustration in 2008. I took my degree (or rather, my degree took me) to Acadia and Glacier National Parks where I worked on a wide range of illustration and design projects. Currently, I am a freelance illustrator and designer in Amherst, Mass.