Growing up in Oklahoma City fueled a desire to leave and live elsewhere. That elsewhere was Dallas, Texas, where I studied English at Southern Methodist University and earned a B.A. After teaching high school English for several years I moved out West to California where I studied photography at Art Center College of Design and earned a B.F.A.

Unforeseen circumstances, to my initial dismay, brought me back to my birthplace of Oklahoma City. However, the place I previously detested provided a foundation upon which new photographic works were created. And this foundation, the culture in and of things, I have built upon as a graduate student at Herron and continue to do so as a Herron School of Art and Design alum.