The first 18 years of my life were spent in Bellevue, Iowa, a small town nestled along the Mississippi River. I began drawing at a young age, and continued my education at Iowa State University where I studied Apparel Design and Art. After college I continued to improve my skills while living is Des Moines, and later San Diego. Both cities helped to shape my aesthetics and confidence. But after getting my fill of sunshine and tamales in San Diego I decided it was time to move home and get serious about my art.