Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little bit about me, where I came from, and where I'm going.
I grew up in Western Washington, surrounded by the briny waters of the Puget Sound. It was a place where dreary weather went for long stretches. Where it rained so frequently we'd say we had webbed feet and learned to call the water falling from the sky, liquid sunshine.
It was a great place to live -- when the sun was out.
During those rainy days as a kid, I would spend hours reading, drawing, or creating anything. I even learned to play an instrument or two along the way.
After high school, I enlisted in the Army. It was a dream of mine to be a real G.I. Joe.
It was an incredible experience with a lot of travel, heartache, achievement, and plenty of personal growth along the way. I worked alongside people from across the world with cultures vastly different from my own and I enjoyed every minute of it. After 15 years of service, I left the Army to pursue other ambitions and spend more time with my family.
Leaning on my mechanical background, I initially went into aerospace and worked as an Engineering Test Technician. I did this for a few years and did it well, but wasn't happy. So, I started doing some freelance writing gigs on the side, and soon realized I needed to be creative. In 2016, I left the job market and enrolled in school full-time. I graduated with my Bachelors in Communications and Media Technologies from the Academy of Art University in 2019.
Currently, I live in Vancouver, Washington (near Portland, OR) with my wife and kids, and am working remotely for L.A. based, Jam Street Media as the their Head of Audience Insights. I am also available for freelance/contract work for others.