I grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, living an adventurous & creative childhood shaped and warped by cartoons, books, puppets and animatronic rock bands.

I've studied film & animation at University of Michigan School of Art & Design and VanArts, and now live near Vancouver Canada.

Over the years I have worked on several animated short films for Scholastic/Weston Woods at BigFott Studios, written two books about stop-motion animation, and taught animation online for Academy of Art University.

By day I am Communications Manager at VanArts. By night I write, draw, teach, animate, read to my kids and battle evil (sometimes wearing a cape).

Currently I am writing and illustrating a collection of poems and looking into publishing options for my next book, and sometimes I write about film, books & music or teach an animation workshop for kids.

Thanks for visiting my site! Contact me anytime. I like coffee.