I grew up in Santa Cruz CA where I spent my childhood outdoors. My passion for design developed very early with modification of toys. This quickly progressed into a passion once I gained the ability to create objects for myself that were not accessible to me. I finished my BFA in industrial design where I cultivated that passion into a career.
I am heavily influenced by things from the past generations when things were simpler. This interest spills over into my hobby of restoring and surfing vintage surfboards and working on classic cars.