I was born, raised, and live in Columbus, OH. At a young age I started working with my hands assembling and taking apart anything and everything. As a teenager, I started working with my dad in the construction business as a Carpenter and I continue today working as a carpenter and running the business. After many years of playing in the sand, using my carpentry skills, talking with some of the Masters, and watching how they work the sand, my love for sand sculpting has grown!! In November 2012 I entered my first competition where I placed 1st in the amateur division at the Fort Myers Beach American sand sculpting championships. I plan to keep honing my skills, learning, and having fun playing in the sand!!!