I climbed oak trees, watched fireflies and played in the cornfields of Illinois in my childhood. Later, my family moved to scenic Steamboat Springs, Colorado where I spent my formative teen years on skis. My college career consisted of studying creative writing at Colorado State University and working at an old, dilapidated, second-run movie theater, both of which I have many, fond memories.

Upon graduation, I promptly embarked on a two-year graphic design internship and found my true calling. I've been in the design industry ever since.

I've called San Francisco home for almost 20 years and am happily married. I live in the Mission District. Belonging to a science fiction and fantasy book club, I wear the badge of Nerd with pride! I'm on the board of directors, as president, at Variety - the Children's Charity of Northern California.

Bright light, traveling, and the color orange make me happy.