I was born in Albuquerque, NM in 1971. Both my parents are artists, and they founded the first contemporary art gallery in Santa Fe, which was my home base as a child. Growing up, I lived all across the country. While majoring in international affairs and German at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR and at Maximilian Ludwig Universität in Munich, Germany, I studied printmaking. In Germany, and became deeply involved with photography. I returned to Santa Fe to found a company that designed and manufactured home furnishings. After a medical crisis, I dedicated myself to fine art. Eventually I received an MFA in 2010 from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. I travel regularly to Brazil to visit my wife’s family. Travel has powerfully affected my vision as an artist as I am drawn to the liberation found in embracing the mysterious and that which is unfamiliar.