I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, Chicago, with a focus in Animation. From there, I travelled to Auckland, New Zealand working at Toonz Animation Studio as an inbetweener for episodes of the Timon and Pumbaa Disney television series and Tales From The Crypt: The Third Pig. In 1996, I returned to the States and began working at Humongous Entertainment in Seattle as an animator on Freddy Fish, Putt Putt and the Backyard Sports series games for the PC. My desire to become a better painter lead me to study with Juliette Aristides at the Gage Academy in the traditional method of realist painting with oils. I am inspired by master painters of the past and present and enjoy implementing their various techniques into my own landscape and still life paintings and drawings. My passion for animation and painting has merged at Big Fish Games where I am currently working as a senior animator. I have worked on such titles as Drawn, Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident for Wii, Fetch and Panda Pandamonium. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of providing animation for some amazing documentary film makers in the Seattle area.