Born and raised in New Mexico, later moving to Dallas for work in the IT area. I grew up in the art world but did not head that direction but instead went into computer work. I spent many years photographing nature as well, then moved on to photographing dogs professionally. But found that it wasn't as full filling as I had hoped. I ended up turning to drawing and in the past few years have become very serious about it. I continue to work on improving my skills by watching how others complete their work. I now use photography as a means of research and material for me to draw from and I still enjoy that aspect of the work. I work in graphite and color pencil and hope to expand to other medias in the future.