"I was born an raised in Vancouver B.C., I enrolled at Capilano University in 2000 to commercial animation and graduated 2002 shortly after the towers, fell which meant no work was coming up to Cananda. I was stuck working in retail- where I excelled in receiving the most customer complaints in the history of the company. Seriously, I still hold that title. I didn't get my first job in the industry until a year later. Being forced to pound the pavement and coming up against constant rejection has given me a tougher skin than most artists when it comes to critique, and applying for new jobs."