I was born in 1975 near Pittsburgh, PA. I received my BFA in painting from the Ohio State University in 1998, then co-founded a skateboard manufacturing company. In 2004, I left the company to attend graduate school for painting. I received my MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2007. A few months after graduating, I was accepted to be a resident artist in the Brewhouse Distillery Program in Pittsburgh, PA. I then coordinated the program from 2008 to 2011. Since 2007, I have exhibited in Pennsylvania, Washington, Alabama, Ohio, and Belgium. Also, my work is included in the collections of the Fairmont Hotel(Pittsburgh,PA) and PNC bank(Manhattan, NY and Pittsburgh,PA). After living briefly in Seattle for two years I returned to Pittsburgh in 2013 where I currently live and work.