I was born in 1970 and raised on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. I spent as much time as I could drawing as a child, always creating heroes, and monsters. My mother would draw a s well, but otherwise my only artistic inspiration was cosmic books and Frank Fazetta book covers. Although my parents were always supportive, I was told by my high school counselor there was no such thing as an art school and not having much desire t do anything else, I spend the next ten years in the construction industry. During this time drawing became a less frequent thing as the years went by.