I am an artist, animator, author, doodler, educator, misinformer, and aspiring human.
I am thoughtful, absurd, reserved, wry, and sometimes mildly entertaining.
I have lived in a variety of places. My roots are in Massachusetts + Rhode Island. I try to keep my New England accent under control, but it's excitable and often leaps out when I'm least expecting it (pronouncing the word 'broad' will out me almost instantly). Ditto dolphin (i.e. ‘daul-fen').
For two years I attended Drexel University in Philadelphia. There I completed a M.S. in Digital Media. I don't think the city changed me too much. I've gotten a few face tattoos, I've thrown a man off a bridge for no reason, and I've become involved in the illicit trafficking of a new hallucinogenic drug called "Bubblebath".
Improbably, I now live in Salt Lake City. By some miraculous lapse in bad luck, I landed a job at a Disney Interactive studio here.
As part of my application, I was asked who were my three favorite Disney characters. It probably says a lot about me that two of them were villains and one was a robot.
In another lifetime I was a drummer. Now I am very far away from my drum kit. In the mean time, I am teaching myself to play guitar. I can lay down a pretty mean Fmaj7.
In another-another lifetime, I was a professional butterfly feeder, or to make it sound slightly more important: Senior Lepidopteran Nutritional Specialist. Those were dark times.
- Illustration (digital or traditional)
- Playing devil's advocate (or avocado)
- Giving bad advice
- Pretending to know what I'm talking about
People I have been compared too:
Bob Saget (It was when I had really short hair, I swear)
Weird Al (It was when I had really long hair, I swear)
Abraham Lincoln (It was the Abraham Lincoln Costume, I swear)
Bret from Flight of the Conchords (Present)
And sadly, a frightening amount of Jesus comparisons.
Music: Radiohead, Chris Cornell, Guster, Wallflowers, Jonathan Coulton, They Might Be Giants, Jim’s Big Ego, Regina Spektor, Pomplamoose, Marian Call
Movies/Actors: Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Monty Python, Mel Brooks Movies, Gattaca, Scott Pilgrim, Moonrise Kingdom, The Martian
- A Pencil and Paper (see: doodling)
- Morning Cup of Coffee
- A Guitar
- Oxygen (anaerobic respiration just doesn't do it for me)
- What sort of ratings would that sitcom get?
- Would they cancel after just once episode?
- Weird story ideas
- Unfinished novel (s)
- Life, Universe, Everything
- People dressed as dinosaurs
- Dinosaurs dressed as people
- The collapse of Bronze Age civilizations
...you want to start an awesome band
...you want to show me around SLC