I am a shutter clicking, pixel pushin’, open minded, hands-on, vulnerably resilient, logically intuitive, passionately introverted, lens focusing, lively disciplined, pridefully modest, mindfully daydreaming, playfully serious, world traveling, free-spirited creative soul who is rooted in reality but plays in my own imagination.
Always believing in the importance of education and the possibilities it opens up, I earned my BS and MS in Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. My graduate studies focused on usability testing and the user experience through graphics in serious games. Dealing with the culture shock of moving from Hawaii to the American Midwest, I took advantage of my new location and explored the country from coast to coast, even driving up to the arctic circle and documented my travels through photography.
Currently, I am in Florida working as the Creative Manager of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater. I enjoy pushing the boundaries through my work which include TV commercials and billboards to photography and special video projects.
I was born and raised in Hawaii, and while growing up, my mother would take me with her to travel all around Southeast Asia where I learned to respect and value the cultures and experiences at a young age. I believe these early experiences were instrumental in becoming the person I am today. Thus is why I continue to travel. It is through travel and collecting experiences that I find invaluable for progressing and staying inspired in my work.