Born and raised in rural Iowa. Mom had her family of animal pets and dad worked on cars so I had a good balance of interests. Attended the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan Ireland and graduated with a Bachelors degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I have worked a lot of art and non-art jobs. One of my favorite and most inspiring art jobs was working as a caricature artist at Valleyfair (3 years). I was trained by Tom Richmond, head caricature artist at Mad Magazine. Since October 2016 I have been apprenticing at Twilight Tattoo under the supervision of Allison Pegoraro.