I was born in Los Angeles, California in 1975. I have been painting for most of my life. I have a B.A. in Art from U.C. Berkeley in 1997, and a M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in Painting in 2000. I have been showing my work around the Los Angeles area since 1998, in juried shows and group and solo exhibitions. I am an Adjunct Faculty member and teacher of Drawing and Advanced Drawing at Antelope Valley College, and have been teaching college since 2001.