My life's quest has been a search for a Zen-like mountain-top peace, but have chosen to search for this tranquility in cheesy horror films and trashy novels. I have always had an affinity for creating environments to escape to whether it be through animation, illustration, or photography. I graduated with honors from Southwest Missouri State University with a BFA in Digital Imaging in 1997. My path led me from the wide open farmlands of the Midwest to the "BIG" city a few years ago. In 2005 I received my MS in Digital Imaging from New York University focussing primarily on 3D lighting and texturing.