I have worked professionally, albeit part time, as a creative artist for over 45 years. Spanning many disciplines and mediums along the way including writing & illustrating children’s books, comic strips, short films, animation, music, drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving, air brushing and 3D virtual design. I currently own & operate a multimedia studio in Northern California.
In 2002 I graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz’s program for Interactive Media Design and went on to become an instructor at the University’s Adult Learning Campus in Cupertino, California for 2 years, teaching Digital Film Editing and Special Effects.
In 2004 I graduated from the New York Alternative Film School.
I received my accredited certification as a Therapeutic Art Life Coach from Udemy through training provided by the Transformation Academy.
I have a strong background in peer counseling spanning the last 35 years and was trained and work as a Volunteer Suicide Prevention Counselor 1984-Present, beginning during the height of the AIDS epidemic, certified by the State of California at the Orange County LGBT Community Center.
My personal philosophy:
Even the smallest acts of Love, Kindness and Courage can change the world.