I was raised in a house full of art in a suburb of Washington, DC. My father was a writer, photographer, painter, and assemblage artist (a great fan of Joseph Cornell), as well as an important early influence on me. Trained as a photographer, I was a photographer and photojournalism instructor in the US Army. After earning my journalism degree from Oregon State University, I worked as a newspaper photographer in Maryland and a digital picture editor in Virginia. Along the way I earned a couple of computer certifications. I decided to take my interest in technology and visual art into two seemingly disparate directions: computer tech support and assemblage art. I find the stuff inside a computer even more interesting and mysterious than the stuff it can do. I now use technological castoffs as my raw material and subject matter.