At Carnegie Mellon University, I studied Fine Art and got a healthy balance of technical and conceptual artistic training. After I moved to New York in 1999, I pursued my interest in craft and constructed environments by working in the Alliance of Theatrical and Stage employees union. After a competitive three year apprenticeship program with the United Scenic Artists, I worked as a professional set painter on motion pictures, television and Broadway. Since 2010, I have been focused on researching Brooklyn history and development and weaving these themes into my art.