I was born in a small rural town located in midwestern Illinois called Pleasant hill. Since I grew up in such a small community there wasn't much to do other than be outside. I have been hunting ever since I was old enough to hold a gun and it is a huge part of my life. When I graduated from highschool I started school at Southern Illinios Unversity at Carbondale.

At SIUC I began taking art courses. These made me realize my love for working with my hands to create art. I currently use many different medias ranging from ceramics to silkscreen. After school I do not plan on pursuing an artistic career, however I do plan on practicing it in my spare time. I am currently planning on going back home and working there until other opportunities arrive.