I was lucky enough to grow up in America’s Rocky Mountains, where home is where the heart is. That verity was imprinted on me at a young age when I started spending summers on my grandparent’s farm in eastern Idaho. My grandfather, one of the first three men to enter Yellowstone National Park in the winter via mechanical means, was a legendary adventurer and innovator. His contributions to the development of crafts known as  “snowplanes” transformed winter travel in the west. 

I am deeply grateful for time spent with my grandparents, and for their examples of hard work and perseverance. One of my greatest blessings in life has been the gift of relating to art and using it to express my rural roots.