Born in Mississippi and raised in New Jersey, I began working in computer animation almost 20 years ago after earning a degree in art from University of Missouri, Kansas City.
My career began at a visualization company in Ames, Iowa. In my 3 years there I worked as a jack-of-all-trades on projects for The Smithsonian, National Geographic Television, Merck, Hewlett-Packard, and Disney Interactive among others. Following that experience I spent 3 years at Big Idea in the Chicago suburbs as a technical director working on VeggieTales and their first and only theatrical release, Jonah.
The next job brought me out to Portland, Oregon to work as a technical director for Vinton Studios for 3 years on a variety of commercial projects before the studio became LAIKA. Beginning with Coraline, I've been an integral part of the development of the AMPAS Scientific Award winning replacement animation process using 3D printing. I now supervise the evolution of this process as the technology progresses.