Born and raised in Homestead, FL in 1976 on an Air Force Base. Generations of his family members served in the military, but he followed a different path. He showed an early talent and interest in the visual arts. As a child he always kept a sketchbook within arm’s reach, a habit he continues in present day. He received a Bachelors of Illustration Degree in 2002 from Ringling School of Art and Design, graduating with high honors. He moved to Boston, where he obtained a studio at The Vernon Street Studios in Somerville, MA to continue his painting. In 2009, he returned to Miami and currently works in his studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex. He has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States. In 2016, was awarded a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts. His work can be found in many private collections.