Welcome to my page! I am Portland, Oregon-based artist, author, illustrator, film-maker and puppet fabricator. Last year I finished work on the upcoming Netflix animation, Wendell and Wild, and I have begun work with Laika Studios as a Puppet Fabricator on their latest stop-motion film, Wildwood. Before working in film, I helped bring puppets and animatronic characters to life with Animax Designs for the Theme Park Industry. And my debut picture book (not yet announced) will be out in the world in the coming years.
I am an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2016 I obtained an MFA in Puppet Arts from The University of Connecticut and in 2013 I earned my BFA from the University of Evansville in Theater Design and Technology. In addition to my literary and film pursuits, I am a Dyslexia advocate, speaker, and teaching artist. Take a look at my workshop offerings, and please get in touch if you have a collaboration in mind.