I grew up surrounded and influenced by the artists in my family. I drew, painted, played with cameras and invented ways to be creative. I went on to college as a fine arts major and graduated in Graphic Design and Advertising. My career began in print shops, newspapers, then ad agencies and start-up companies. HOWEVER,… I wrung my hands of that and have adopted a more organic approach to life! I got involved in the outdoor industry, got certified and began kayak instruction. Somewhere along the way I became fascinated with South Seas Oceanic arts, I obsessed myself with bone and wood carving, and tiki culture. “Bringing the tiki out of wood”. Nothing is more fulfilling to me than to step back in time and carve as the ancients once did.

Today I continue to pursue my surfing, photography and musical interests, playing guitar and drums in several bands.