I was born in Portland, Oregon. I attended the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle Washington, as well as the Portland Art Museum School. The Burnley School was later sold and became the Art Institute of Seattle. The Museum School is now the Pacific Northwest College of Art.


Bainbridge Island, Washington, is, to me, a magical place with deep forests. Moving here in 2007 has changed the work I do into something a bit less mental and a lot more enjoyable.