I grew up on various farms in central and east Texas. I hold a Master’s Degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Tyler. My passion is both making and teaching art. When I am not doing that, I like to hike, look for agates and other gemstones, collect old cameras, and make soap.

I am married to Amy, who is originally from Canada, and I have a daughter named Nora. Every student that comes into my classroom has God given artistic talents. I enjoy watching them realize those talents, and helping them grow.