I've always been in love with video games. My dad got his first Nintendo two months before I was born, so I've been immersed in games my whole life. When I was a kid I used to make my own board games, and play them with the neighborhood kids. This is when my love for games turned into a love for making games.

After high school graduation I had no clue what I wanted to do. I always dreamed of being a game designer, but had no idea how to go about doing it. Instead I pursued my second passion: Philosophy. I took all the philosophy classes my college had to offer. Before I could transfer one of my professors sat me down and said she saw my passion and dedication, but didn't know what I wanted to do with a philosophy degree. She said I could teach, write for journals, or go into seminary. I told her I didn't want to do any of those things, I just loved philosophy. She asked me what I really wanted to do and, without thinking, I responded "Game Design".

That conversation changed my life. I decided to go the art school route, and enrolled at the Art Institute. My passion for making games has just grown since then. I absolutely love telling stories and entertaining people. The prospect of being able to do that for a living is extremely exciting.