I am a painter who is trying to transition into the illustration world. I am an author illustrator who lives in San Francisco and graduated from Kansas City Art Institute. My illustrations are inspired by growing up in a house where my mom ran an in home daycare and there were always children around who wanted me to play games or read with them. My work is also inspired by the work I have done as a director of children’s programming, an elementary school teacher, and a middle school art teacher. When I am not teaching, illustrating, or writing stories, I am exploring Golden Gate Park with my wife and two boys.