I have worked as a graphic designer, web designer, hi-tech project manager, business consultant, and even an ice sculptor. I played guitar for the industrial metal band Ministry during the 1992 Lollapalooza Tour. I was an audio and video producer for Rolling Stone Online in the late 90s. I've worked as a volunteer on an organic farm in Maine. I lived in Nicaragua for a couple of years on the Pacific Coast.

I like learning how to make things as much as I like making them. I studied engineering, business, fine arts, industrial design, and furniture design across more than two decades at six different institutions across the US before receiving my BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma. A few years later. I received my MFA from the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. I teach Visual Communication, Furniture Design, and Industrial Design at Kansas State University.