Since 2007, I have acted as a commissioned artist, my focus on the heraldic arts (please visit my gallery for examples of my artwork and contributions). I have designed and rendered heraldic devices for governmental agencies, heraldic societies, noble families and private citizens. I am also interested in history, particularly that of ancient Rome, France, Russia, the Holy Roman Empire, Austria, the British Realms and the United States of America, and am an amateur coin collector.
I was raised in the Midwest region of the United States of America. I attended a Northern California college for one year where I had performed well academically, making Dean's List. Financial strains forced me to return to the Midwest.