I was born and raised in the Midwest where I spent most of my early years creating my own animated shorts using different techniques such as: stop motion, traditional animation, and live action. These short films went on to win various awards in national and international festivals. I continued my art education attending Ringling College of Art and Design graduating with a BFA in Computer Animation.

As a professional animator, I have been part of a small team at HumaNature Studios where we built an original Nintendo DS game. Later on, Co-founded a Venture Capital web company while collaborating closely with the CTO and CEO. I am currently animating an upcoming feature film for Hargant Entertainment.

Best of Ringling end of year show 2004, 2005
Ringling Senior Show Selection
International Educational Media Video Contest Winner 1st Place-2002
Educational Telecommunication Consortium Video Contest - Grand Prize-2002
Iowa Educational Media Video Contest 1st Place-2002, 2nd and 3rd Place-2000
Art Educators of Iowa All-State Visual Arts Award Recipient 2002
Educational Telecommunication Consortium Video Contest - Grand Prize-2001
Mt. Mercy College Art Competition Scholarship
Mt. Mercy College Honors Scholarship
Marion Times Student of the Month Award 2001
Linn-Mar High School Academic Achievement Awards-1999, 2000, 2001