I grew up in Michigan, where I spent my childhood reading 8 million books and running around in the forest looking for portals to magical lands. Animation has been a major driving force of inspiration my whole life. As soon as it occurred to me that making animated stories was an actual Big Kid Job that people do, and not just something that magically appears out of the void, I was ecstatic. Throughout the rest of my teen years, I spent more and more time drawing and making up characters- and also continued to run around in the forest.
Nowadays I spend most of my time in southern California, where I’ve recently graduated with a BFA in animation from Laguna College of Art + Design!