I was born and raised in Iowa and spent five years in the United States Army, including a tour in Iraq from 2003-2004. After the military I returned to Iowa State University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in May of 2010. I focused my studies on painting and furniture design. During my last semester at ISU I interned at the Asylum Tattoo Studio, in Ames Iowa, where I maintain a spot as a resident artist. Services other than tattoos include but not limited to: custom illustration, t-shirt design, painting, furniture design and logo design.