I was born in Rockville Centre, NY to a German-Irish father and Italian mother. I spent the first few years of my life in East Meadow, NY before moving to Lake Worth, FL where my two younger brothers were born.
During middle school, I began skateboarding and have been on a board ever since. After high school, I worked at the local skatepark running programs and taught after school programs at Palm Beach Day Academy. After studying Motion Picture and Television Production at Palm Beach State College, I worked in television as a cameraman and editor before joining the US Air Force in 2009.
After my Honorable discharge from the military in 2012 I returned to New York to study design at the School of Visual Arts. I earned my BFA in 2016 and immediately enrolled again to pursue my Master’s degree in Art Education. When I’m not studying, I am teaching art and skateboarding at SKATEYOGI and through my own private lessons. I also am the editor of NYskateboarding.com.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Palm Beach State College - Associates, Motion Picture and Television Production
Undergraduate Degree: School of Visual Arts - Bachelors, Design
Graduate Degree: Gnomon School of Visual Effects - Current Grad Student, Master's in Art Education
Art, Photography, Film, Skateboarding, Travel, Music
Technology and Computer Science