I began using the very first Apple Macintosh computer in 1984 in a tiny unfrequented closet at Northern Michigan University. I helped publish some of the most awkward, funny, and primitive websites, back when the internet was referred to as cyberspace. Since, I have lived and traveled over most the the USA, S Africa, Spain, Germany, Thailand and my favorite Portugal. My early beginnings in central Michigan stressed in me a profound, principled midwest work ethic. I began serious study while at University of Cincinnati in the ceramic sculpture department. Upon graduating, I began building my own successful illustration business for 8 years, then entered academia and taught for four years as an Assistant Professor.