I was born in Germany in 1980. When I was 8 years old, my family moved to the Philippines and I spent the rest of my childhood years in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia and Malaysia. My love for art began at an early age, I have been drawing literally for as long as I can remember. Nearly everything that excited me became an inspiration for a drawing. In high school I began exploring the more expressive and abstract qualities of painting. I graduated in 1999 and moved to Oklahoma in 2000 to study fine art and education. I was married to my wife Laura in 2002 and graduated with my Bachelor in Fine Art Education in 2005. I currently teach art at Edmond North High School in Edmond, Oklahoma and live in the same town with Laura and our two kids, Ava and Elijah. I held my first solo exhibit at IAO gallery in downtown Oklahoma City in 2006 and have participated in a variety of exhibits ever since.