Tell Us A Little About Yourself.
I was born and raised in a little area called Hermitage, Virginia. I was the kid who was a “good drawer” in elementary school, who always was called upon to draw motorcycles and flaming demon heads on notebook covers. I did win a few poster contests in my youth, too; my favorite of which was for PBS and depicted my fascination with the natural world (a cougar in a tree surrounded by woodpeckers, no less). In high school, I was suspended for wearing a dress and dying my hair green, but was quickly un-suspended when my father (also a teacher at my school, how embarrassing) stood up for me and put the principal in his place. Those were my salad days. Now I’m living and working in Denver Colorado, and I work full time as a visual artist. It’s the hardest job I have ever had, but I love it.