Who is this guy?
Here's the story of my life (the abridged version of course).
I was born in the small town of Hilton, NY. That's way upstate in Rochester, NY. Use to be a big Kodak town, but lets not get into that.
From there, I moved to Tucson, AZ. and yes, culture shock is a real thing! It was there that I discovered my love for art and started exploring my creative side through painting.
After two years in the desert, I moved to sunny Pearland, TX. (a suburb of Houston). Now pay attention, this is where it gets good. In 5th grade, it was mandatory that we take theater as an elective and I was dreading it! I already knew I was going to take art, "I was going to be an artist and nothing was going to change that!" Plus, I was really, really shy. Our final assignment for class was to write our own skit and perform it in front of the class and invited guests. We decided to do a parody of The Late Show with David Letterman (because we were cool). It was during the "will it float" portion (we used a rubber duck... It did in fact float), that I had a crystalizing moment of clarity, an epiphany - if you will. Through the sounds of people laughing and the excited beating of my own heart, I heard a voice in my head say, "I have to do this for the rest of my life."
It's been over 10 years since that duck floated and I've never looked back. Simply put, I love what I do and I've been fortunate enough to pursue it as a career. Now I'm here, in New York City doing what I love!!! So yeah, that was then and this is now (great book) and I look forward to sharing my new discoveries and accomplishments with you.
Keep your eyes on the horizon my friends. Our future is bright!
"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."