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I'm an illustrator from central Arizona where I grew up on a diet of Tom and Jerry cartoons, Brady Bunch reruns and Star Wars. At age seven, I discovered “Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals” and have been obsessed with art and illustration ever since. Winning the program design contest for my school’s 5th grade Holiday musical (Santa and the Snowmobile) only sealed the deal.
I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, and then moved to Los Angeles where I worked many years as an art director for agencies, large corporations and toy companies.
Now, I make art and write stories for kids!
You can usually find me at my desk–painting, drawing and writing; listening to classical music while sipping unlimited cups of coffee.
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Awards and Achievements
SCBWI.org's featured illustrator of the month: August 2017
SCBWI Southern California Agent's Day 2016: portfolio contest winner
SCBWI Illustrators Day 2015: Professionals Choice portfolio winner
SCBWI Los Angeles Chapter 2015 Mentorship Contest winner