I was born and raised in Fairfield, NJ. I am a self-taught artist and have been drawing and creating since I was little. I loved to read comic books and when I would draw, I would try to redraw my favorite cartoon characters. I studied Art and received an AS in Art at the County College of Morris in 1996. For years I kept my passion for art as a hobby, it was not until May of 2020 when the world was in lockdown that I was able to rekindle my love and passion for art and decided to pick up my pencil and paper again, as well as start exploring different mediums such as acrylic paintings. I have also had the rare opportunity to live my childhood dream of attending a school to learn how to do special effects in movies. In April of 2021, I received a grant to attend the School of Makeup Effects in Totowa NJ. There I was able to put my artistic talent to work in other ways, sculpting and creating creatures as well as other special effects.