I grew up in a small intersection of a town called Alden, Illinois. I went to high school at Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock. After that, I did two years of graphic design studies at my community college. Upon getting my Associates, I transferred here to UIC with the intent of doing graphic design, but at the last second chose to do industrial design instead. I'm happy I did.
I like to bake/cook, longboard, and I occasionally do photography. Also, I have a collection of more than fifty different kinds of hot sauce.