I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, then known as the "Rubber Capital of the World."
From an early age I developed a love of art and drawing. As a teenager, my interests turned to film and animation.
After high school, I studied painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art before moving to Chicago, where I earned a BFA from the School of The Art Institute, with an emphasis on video.
After moving to Los Angeles I started working as an assistant editor at Greystone Communications, where I then became an editor. From there I moved on to Flight 33 Productions, where I edited a number of series as specials, such as Life After People and The Universe.
Over the years I have also created music videos for artists in Chicago and in Los Angeles.