Where did you grow up?
Small mining towns – born in Ajo, AZ. Lived in Morenci, AZ. Graduated High School in Silver City, NM. Have lived in Tucson for since 1993.
Tell us about your family
Married to Julie Bonner and we share three kids. My mom’s family has long Arizona roots as my great grandmother came to Arizona via wagon. My dad’s family came to Arizona via Texas, North Dakota, and Colorado. Our love of our Grand Canyon state runs deep and we have a large extended family in this region…
Do you have pets, if yes, tell us about them
No pets. But, three kids is plenty to feed and house train.
When did you know that you would be an artist?
I was always an artist growing up. Drawing, painting, designing, building. However, I went to college to be an Engineer. It was three years in when I realized I wanted to be a filmmaker and writer instead. I graduated from the University of Arizona with a film degree, but also work as a Creative Director doing graphic design, video production, and marketing using the same visual and written communication skills.
What is your favorite media to work with?
Film/Video/Motion Picture. But, also love writing and graphic design.
What do you do when you’re not doing the voodoo that you do? Or what do you do when you’re not doing your art?
I love active living. I’m a triathlete and marathoner. I’ve competed in over 50 races including 5 Ironman races around the world and have qualified and competed in the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon. My wife and I love being out hiking, running, or riding. Cycling is my favorite. Most mornings you may get a glimpse of me running or riding around Tucson, enjoying our spectacular weather and desert environment!