Growing up in Illinois, my two first loves of art and nature split my time between the drawing desk in my modest room and the wilderness surrounding my home. My interests expanded with time, adding skateboarding and motorcycles to the growing list. Love for my family and a great job kept me near home into my early 30’s, but a desire to foster my work and hobbies drew me to the west coast. After a few years in Los Angeles, my wife and I headed north to settle down in a city that embraces everything I have always held dear to my heart. I’m now happy to call Portland home.