"Mia, the Astrodog" was created by me for my fence and enjoyed by many passing by. This is an original design which I created from wood and paint.
I grew up in southeast Ohio, attended college in Pennsylvania, then relocated to Florida to be surrounded by rockets and wildlife. My diverse creative skill set prevents me from boredom, and I always try something new to push creative boundaries.
Creating art through photography has allowed me to capture unique moments and experiences for professional sports teams, zoos, newspapers, and marketing firms. My photography style leans towards a journalistic approach, and I was taught to do it right in the camera to spend less time editing.
My creative nature led me to work for a manufacturing/engineering company in the natural gas and oil industry, where my creative marketing career evolved. I had the opportunity to create content such as photography, videography, advertisements, and newsletters and managed the company website.
After the passing of my parents, I wanted to leave snow in the past, which led me to relocate to Florida to surround myself with rockets and wildlife. After settling in, I taught myself the art of pyrography, and I sold one-of-a-kind art through various local establishments. I enjoyed the art, the freedom, and the shock of customers buying my art, which drove me to continue creating.
I needed a little more structure and currently work for a general contractor where I can continue my creative freedom through photography, videography, advertisement design, website management, and various events I attend as part of my marketing responsibilities. My recent obsession is working with a drone to create content with a different perspective and edge.
In my free time, I enjoy creating multi-media art with pyrography, photography, paint, glass, and whatever I can find to keep my creativity alive and thriving. When I am home working, I am closely supervised by my best friend, a dog named Mia.