I am a Colorado Native. I was born at St. Joseph Hospital, just blocks from the school. I am the son of a former DTCA president and educator. I graduated from Overland High School in Aurora and went on to study at the University of Redlands in southern California. I did my graduate work at the Art Institute of Chicago and then returned to teach at the University of Denver. During my last year there I received a commission with RTD to create a public art work for the light rail station at the university. I left DU and was a part of the re-oping of Manual in 2007 and have been here ever since.