I am a native of Calaveras County. After graduating high school. I bounced around from Montana to Texas to Northern California, finally getting my degree in Cell Biology at Chico State, followed by an MS in Biology from the UT Tyler in East Texas, where I lived for two years. During all this time I produced art whenever possible, and participated in a variety of local gallery exhibits, particularly during my time in Texas. I work in a variety of mediums and don't restrict myself to any particular although most of my subjects are either landscapes, wildlife, or fantasy. Currently I teach at Calaveras High School.