To go way back, I was born in Stockton, California in 1980. I lived there 8 years before my family picked up and moved a couple hours South to Visalia, CA. I currently reside in the coastal town of Half Moon Bay. I am interested in making films and books that tell unique and compelling stories. I love to experiment and blend real materials and traditional techniques with digital tools and software. For as long as I can remember, I have been making cartoons and animated films. When I’m not animating my own stories, I am teaching animation to young artists around the Bay Area and beyond. I collaborate with other artists often; I enjoy sharing my skills and experiences, and encouraging others to tell their stories. I am innately curious and eager for new challenges.