I was born and raised in a small city in Central Pennsylvania called Altoona. My parents owned and operated a printing business there, where I spent more time than the average kid around loud offset printing presses and Xerox machines. I initially started illustrating in pen due to the limitations of reproducing pencil on copying machines. I became comfortable with the medium and eventually became interested in pen and ink on its own. Thematically, I often try to manipulate inconsistencies in language to create art that mimics common phrases, while reinterpreting them.