After several years as a projectionist at the local Cineplex, I co-founded a small publishing company. However, with the exception of illustrating several children's books, the majority of my time was spent designing business cards, ads, and eventually web related materials (mostly Flash animation). It was during this period that I was introduced to Photoshop and ultimately replaced my oils with digital paint. Eventually I left to pursue a career as a full time illustrator. I spent a couple years building a portfolio while designing business/self-help book covers to pay the bills.
In 2003 I was offered cover work for authors including Robert Asprin and George R.R. Martin. This ultimately opened the door for me to work with many of the outstanding companies listed below.
I live in Michigan with my Wife Jennifer, my Son Reese, and our Jack Russell Terrier, Floyd.