I was born on August 3, 1973 in Aldergrove B.C. and moved to Qualicum Bay on Vancouver
Island in 1988. I have always been interested in art, but it was greatly enhanced
while attending Kwalikum Secondary School and being taught by Alan Moore. It was
in grade 10 that I realized becoming an auto mechanic was not going to be part of
my future. Riptide Graphics was created in 1990 while I was in high school. In the
beginning, I produced silkscreened cedar box lids for canned seafood products. From
there, I went on to silkscreening t-shirts and other garments. After high school,
I took a two year graphic design course at Malaspina College. Once college was complete,
I started working at Coast Glass where I was first introduced to sandblasting. I
eventually purchased the equipment and continued sandblasting for my own company.
From 2002 to early 2005, I worked as an artist for a video game company. I still
kept Riptide Graphics operating and have now made it my sole occupation. I take great
pride in working with my customers ideas from concept through to reality. It is very
rewarding seeing the finished product and having a happy customer in the end. I feel
very fortunate beingable to create art for a living in one of the greatest areas
to live in the world.