Graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1975, with a degree in Cinema and Photography. Opened my own commercial photography studio in 1979 . Around 1985, I expanded0 to start lighting both film and video projects. In 1996, I purchased my first Jimmy Jib and added it into the production mix. At the end of 1999, I built and moved into my new studio, that was more suited to do sound for video projects. In 2011, I was encouraged to branch out further and start designing and lighting product reveals and corporate conferences and meetings.