Born in a rural farming community in Missouri, I was deeply influenced by the regional culture and landscape in which I was raised. Connections to myth, land, and labor juxtaposed with questions of perception and self formed the foundation upon which much of my work is built. I hold an MFA from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and a BFA from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. My work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including the 2012 Human Emotion Project held in Mexico City, Mexico, 2011 Festival Miden in Kalamata, Greece, 2009 22nd Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Alexandria, Egypt, the 2009 Athens Video Art Festival held in Athens, Greece and in 2008 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO. I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Interactive New Media at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.