I was born and currently reside in Beckley, West Virginia with my wife, Aida, and our critters. I graduated with a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Arts and a minor in Theatre from Concord University. I began professionally exhibiting artwork in 1999. In 2004, I co-founded Treehouse Arts Ensemble, an arts organization dedicated to producing original fine and performing art in West Virginia, and currently serve on the Board of Directors. I have curated many art exhibitions in West Virginia and Ohio; I love curating exhibitions in unconventional spaces. I am a theatrical director, and have also worked professionally as a scenic designer/artist, costumer, actor, technician and marionette puppeteer. From 2011 to 2016, I was a Tamarack resident studio artist at Tamarack in Beckley, WV, and have been a juried artist there since 2008. I was once named one of the Top 15 Tamarack Artists. My work has been exhibited in various spaces including Apartment Earth and Art Emporium in Charleston, WV, The Paine Gallery in Bluefield, WV and The Huntington Museum in Huntington, WV. Recently, I was profiled in the 2018 October/ November issue West Virginia South Magazine.