I hail from the 'Land of Enchantment' (New Mexico) where we love our red sandstone, red sunsets, and red (or green) hatch chile.
With a Navajo heritage steeped in storytelling running through my veins I love to contribute to stories, especially animated films.
My passion for cinematography and cartoons led me to CG lighting, and after a major (mechanical engineering) change and one rejection I was accepted into BYU's animation program.
Upon graduation I was given a chance to develop my skills at Reel FX Creative Studios in Dallas, TX, working on films such as 'Free Birds', 'The Book of Life', and 'Rock Dog' and numerous commercials and VR projects.
In my spare time I like to draw and digital paint, and currently I'm devoting more time to develop these skills further.
I am grateful and lucky to work with such creative and talented people and I'm always looking to further develop my skills and meet more creatives.
Specialties: Lighting, Compositing, Rendering; Maya, Arnold, Renderman for Maya, mental ray, Houdini, Mantra, Nuke, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter, Unity
BFA in Animation
Brigham Young University
September 2007 - May 2011