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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 being able to create art for a living in one of the greatest areas to live in the world.