I was born, raised, and currently reside in Northeast Ohio. I've always enjoyed to draw but it was really my interest in comics and D&D during my high school years that made me consider a career in fantasy illustration. After a few frustrating years in Graphic Design at Kent State University I switched majors and went on to get an MA in Anthropology/Archaeology. I'm thankful that I made this choice because I feel it gives me a much stronger background to create interesting, believable illustrations. I have been very fortunate with the rise of d20 to find almost more work than I can handle as a freelance illustrator, but doing what I truly enjoy makes it all worthwhile.