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I'm a bicentennial baby, born in '76, and I was raised in an old country house on 3 acres with a pond, 2 barns, and outside pooches in rural northwest Ohio. That's where I started. For all of my childhood I firmly believed I would be a paleontologist, right up until I got to college where I decided I didn't want to be poor for the rest of my life (irony!). So I chose Industrial Design and seemed to like commercial product design enough to pursue it as a career.

I graduated from Ohio State in 1999 with a B.S. in Industrial Design and promptly moved to Austin, Texas to work at IBM (eserver branch). Things seemed alright there for a while, then 9/11 happened and work dried up. I moved back to Columbus, Ohio in Summer 2003. It was then when I actually started concentrating on art for the first time in my life. Sure, I'd drawn plenty, but mostly doodles. Now I was painting and spending more than 5 minutes on something for the real first time in my life.

During my time in Columbus I moved to Ithaca, NY briefly, and came back. I also learned to tattoo and then believed I would be a tattooist for the rest of my life. It quickly became apparent that the tattooing world was not for me. Too immature and cutthroat. I give credit to those honorable, good artists in the profession, but a few bad apples soured me for life. I left Columbus as soon as I could.

And that's how I ended up in Oakland, CA. I'm again seeking out a profession in Industrial Design but balancing my life with art, music, old cars, old motorcycles, bmx, and a slew of other hobbies. I absolutely love the Bay Area and have no intention of ever leaving again.