story of my life

I started my love for photo-realistic drawing and painting at an early age, but I soon learned that such a skill set was just a starting point for the many creative paths out there. 

In high school, I taught myself how to sew and began to make my own patterns for unusual clothing and props. With the creation of costumes, came the need to properly document the work which led me to learning photography and photoshop.

At UCLA, alongside Fine Art classes where I had a focus on paper art, I found my sewing skills came in handy for making costumes for the dance and theatre department. I started taking puppetry classes and got involved with various puppet theatres in Los Angeles. 

In 2009, I took a quarter off and ventured to India to work with a traveling puppet theatre called Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust. I taught how to cut shadow puppets to schools in New Delhi and Mumbai. It is still probably one of the most memorable experiences in my life. 

After graduation, I moved to Salinas where I joined a jazz funk band called VIS and worked for TGO Photography as a post-production manager. I learned to assist on set and learned to properly manage files for quick turn around events for Rolex.

In 2013, I moved back to Los Angeles to be a high school teacher at Immaculate Heart High School. I taught Photography, Graphic Arts, Printmaking, Life Drawing, Drawing and Painting, and Yearbook for three years.

Currently, I live in Berkeley and I work for Famous, a start-up in SF.