I have been a professional designer since 1997 but sometimes I have more fun using the plate as my canvas. I have a deep passion and appreciation for all of the creative arts, be it visual, musical or culinary. I dream to one day change my career path, go to culinary school and fill the bellies of everyone I know.
I was originally born in Myrtle Beach, SC, but was moved to a small rural town in NC while still a baby and grew up there. I graduated from highschool in 1996. I have been happily married to my highschool sweetheart since 1999.
Soon I will be moving cross-country to Phoenix, AZ for four months. After that I hope to reside somewhere on the east coast again, but nothing is set in stone.
Hobbies: Art, cooking, guitar, video games
Culinary Influences: Alton Brown, Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain, Harold McGee
Artistic Influences: Peter Chung, John Kricfalusi, Yoji Shinkawa, Sam Kieth, Jim Davis, Mitsumasa Anno
Favorite Entertainers: George Carlin, Phil Hendrie, Al Pacino
Favorite Musicians: Jimi Hendrix, Mike Patton, Shawn Lee, Eddie Hazel, Otis Redding, Billy Gibbons
Favorite Foods: Babyback ribs, mac and cheese, pretty much any comfort food