For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to create.
When I was young, one of my Mom’s many jobs was as an art teacher in prisons, so I was exposed to all sorts of cool art mediums and tools. Prisoners always used them in creative ways, like using a paper cutter on another inmate's fingers. Dismembered digits in a glass full of ice is a vision I will never shake.
Like most kids, my mind was all over the place. I wanted to be a comic book artist one minute, and after seeing Jurassic Park, a paleontologist… But, when I realized that was misguided, I decided I wanted to be a monster maker. I was obsessed with movies and how they are made, and absorbed everything I could from TV shows like Movie Magic, and magazines like CineFX. (scroll down)