I was born and raised in southwest Minnesota. I enjoyed baseball, snowboarding, and hiking as a child. I was very lucky to have inspiring and loving parents, grandparents, and a large extended family. After completing high school I attended college at McNally Smith School of Music where I received an Associate’s degree in both audio production and engineering. From there I moved to Tempe, Arizona to begin my internship with Tall Giant Recording Studio. While working at the studio my graphic design hobby turned into repeated freelance opportunities from bands and venues. In 2006, I decided to pursue design and marketing full-time. The last 10 years of my life were spent in Austin, TX working for GRAV, a glassblowing company specializing in affordable and durable cannabis products. Working alongside other founding members we built the company into an industry leader. In my time with GRAV we successfully launched over 450 products and increased sales by 1430% from my first to last year.