While growing up in San Diego, California, I developed a love for art as well as surfing and skateboarding. I had a great opportunity to attend California State University of Long Beach and progress as an artist. I discovered that my art (illustration) style consists of naturalism as well as surrealism. Salvador Dali is one of many surrealist artists I've learned to appreciate and admire. I also cultivated an eagerness to paint on surfboards and skateboards. One example is the surfboard I designed and painted in my profile picture above. Bringing art into the sports industry is my dream and passion!