Having grown up in southern California with a father working in television and marketing, I always knew I'd have a creative career. However, like most, it was a long winding road to get there.
After learning C.A.D. in elementary school, my love of computer graphics only intensified after the release of Last Star Fighter (and later Jurassic Park). I learned as much as I could on my own, which at the time involved a lot of Lightwave 3D and Photoshop, and then enrolled at Ai Seattle and later Ai Portland. Initially I thought I'd go into film, but thankfully things opened for me in the game industry and I haven't looked back.
I've been very fortunate to work with some amazing teams. I'd like to think I've learned something from all my experiences, good and bad, that's helped to shape me into the leader I am today. I take pride in seeing those I've led and mentored succeed and prosper in this industry and hope I can continue to do so for many more years.
Outside of work, my wife & I volunteer once a month at the Wildcat Ridge Sanctuary, in Scotts Mills, Oregon. Yes, I'm a cat guy. In the summer of 2017 we helped create a new enclosure for 2 rescued tiger brothers, Calvin & Hobbes. It's very rewarding to help, even in some small way, these amazing animals.