I have drawn since I was a child. An art teacher in grade school encouraged my mom to enroll me in art classes. I started with an oil painting class for adolescents and then continued to take classes throughout public school, contributing my art to school events, etc. I went to art schools in the Boston area and eventually found myself in Los Angeles, where I spent time as a designer for a lighting company. I have created concept art and illustration work as a freelance artist for clients in the jewelry industry and other products, as well local crafters.