Born & raised in California's central Valley, I attended California State University, Chico. While earning my degree in Business Information Systems, I took glassblowing as an elective, and never looked back.
In order to pursue my passion for glass, I traveled to North Carolina's distinguished Penland School of Crafts in Fall of 2010. There I completed a two month concentration in hot glass.
By December 2010, I had began working for artist Bryon Sutherland in Gridley, CA. While Working with Bryon, I was able to add many skills to my repertoire, as well as receive practical knowledge in the industry.
I relocated to Portland Oregon in 2015 to further pursue my career. There, I worked as a glassblowing instructor at Live Laugh Love Art as well as being a demonstrating artist at Gorge Glasshaus.
In early 2017 I married my wonderful wife and settled in Vancouver, BC. I currently run my practice out of Terminal City Glass Co-op, while also working as the Studio Manager there.