I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Recently I relocated to sunny Panama City Beach, Florida. From a young age I was fascinated with technology and art so naturally when I saw Toy Story for the first time I was blown away! Ever since then I have been pursuing my dream of becoming an animator. I am an alumni of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. I received my Bachelor's of Science in Computer Graphics Technology with a focus on Animation and Visual Effects.
During my time at Purdue I was exposed to the entire CG pipeline and was lucky enough to be apart of an award winning student short film. Upon graudation from Purdue, I wanted to continue to pursue my dream of becoming a Character Animator so I enrolled at Animation Mentor. Through Animation Mentor, I have had the opportunity to learn from extremely talented animators currently working at the top studios around the world like Pixar, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Disney, ILM, and many more! I have also worked as a freelance CG Generalist and Graphic Designer while continuing my animation education.
Aside from work, I love to travel, read, exercise, cook, and drink some quality tea or coffee. I live with my beautiful fiancé and am always looking for my next adventure!