creating something has always been a fascination of mine. coming from a family with a midwest practicality and an artistic inclination, i am forever chasing the ability to make beautifully designed heirloom quality objects.

i grew up on a small farm in beautiful rural northern illinois. after graduating from the unconventional education of "unschooling", i took several years off to travel and work. from that self given break, i worked on a dude ranch,  fell in love with "the west", and decided to continue onto to place of higher education to pursue my admiration for design and photography. now here i am, dividing time spent between The Art Institute of Chicago and the family farm.