I grew up in Springfield, Ohio to a mother who is a potter and a geologist father. I have always loved art, especially painting and sculpture, and have been working with clay as far back as I can remember. I graduated from The College Of Wooster with a major in Studio Art, and later attended The Columbus College Of Art And Design where I focused on 3D Illustration. I have had jobs sculpting props and "corpses" for haunted houses and working on animals for a water park. Although I hold a Master's of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University I currently work as an artist as it is my first love!