The Fall of 1989 found me at the Amerika Institute in Vienna, Austria, through the Beaver College program (now Arcadia University). It was a strange and wonderful time to be in Europe. I saw the beginnings of the Velvet Revolution first-hand and entered West Berlin from East through Checkpoint Charlie one week after the wall came down.
After Bowdoin, I moved to Fort Kent, Maine, where I met my wife and taught at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Fort Kent is a beautiful town with wonderful people and stunning wilderness. It is the home of the CanAm Sled Dog Races and has hosted the World Cup Biathlon several times.
After four years teaching, learning, playing, and composing in Fort Kent, I came to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Integrated Electronic Arts program where I received my MFA in 1999. My thesis work was an animation triptych set to choral music and narration, and I was fortunate to have the piece In This Vision presented at the New York Animation Festival on my commencement weekend.
I've been employed at Rensselaer since 1997. I love the people, and I love my work. I live with my wife, our three children, and a cat in Troy, New York.