I have a wide range of interests and talents, from woodworking and blacksmithing to landscape painting and drawing. I also have a strong interest in natural history and science and very much enjoy exploring the natural world. Science illustration has proven to be a great career since it often combines multiple areas of interest and allows creative expression. I have an A.A. degree in Illustration from Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. and a B.A. in science illustration from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. In 2003, I completed the graduate certificate program in science illustration at U.C. Santa Cruz. Since then, I've been working as both a freelance illustrator, and as a staff illustrator for Precision Graphics in Champaign, IL (2005 to May, 2015).