After an eight-year career in a corporate firm, I became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and narrow mindedness I saw in the company I worked for. In a time of self-reflection, frustration and anger, I became determined to break free from the security that had lulled the passionate version of myself to sleep. The new leadership team helped me in my quest by “eliminating my job” after trying, unsuccessfully, to get me to quit.

So I set out to work where I could make a contribution to a worthwhile cause while simultaneously pursuing my own individual passions. I rediscovered my love for art, and now I play in the business world by working through my art. I spend my free time pouring myself into new ideas, writings and art while working as a contributing photographer centered around testing to extend the survivability and lethality of the American Warfighter.