From my earliest memories, I was always doodling and drawing and had a fascination with animation . I always knew I wanted to make cartoons and draw spaceships , monsters, animals and characters. After graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, I bought one way tickets to Hollywood California to get in to animation. 3o years later, I can say I achieved that goal, working for most of the animation studios , as well as having my own studio creating animation special effects for film and TV . Today,  I work on the Simpsons as a character designer. When not at the animation  studio, I am busy creating new  paintings and illustration projects and developing concepts for animation and film.