I was born in Arlington, Tennessee in 1973. I attended college at Harding University, where he first discovered painting. After graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art, I lived and work in Italy, first Milan then Naples, for approximately two years. I received an M.F.A. in studio art from West Virginia University in December of 2003. Since that time I have served as a Professor of Art at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.