I was born in San Diego, California and raised in a smaller town surrounded by concrete towers and monotonous scenery named Clairemont. Growing up near Pacific Beach, I took every opportunity I had to surf and drink in the swelling of the waves and the rhythm the water created around me. During middle school I was fortunate enough to stumble upon art classes being offered and took every class I could. As the years rolled by I decided to enroll in a Media Arts program at Platt College and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree shortly after. Knowing that art was my passion, I decided not to settle by accepting a nine to five office job and instead worked a lot of dead end jobs to get by – while continuing to pursue my true love, art.