I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and eventually moved to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Marymount University. Ever since I could hold a pencil I have always been drawing or painting, and that carried through high school where I took every studio art class possible. However, the goal to attend LMU and pursue a degree in Recording Arts started early on in high school and continued until I was in LA studying just that.
Throughout my four years at LMU, I was heavily involved in our Recording Arts (RECA) department where I worked as a student engineer helping to maintain 10+ studios for film sound editing, foley and ADR recording, and music recording. Starting sophomore year I also worked as a teaching assistant for undergrad and eventually graduate students leading labs for studio use, Pro Tools, and basic sound editing and recording, as well as the use of the main music studio which housed an API Legacy Console and several high end studio microphones.
Originally planning to work in the music industry as a recording engineer, I was soon swayed to the world of live sound after a summer internship with Cirque du Soleil. I was the first intern there to stick with one production department throughout the whole internship, and it was the audio team for the show "O".