Born in Greenville, Mississippi in 1972. Raised in Little Rock. Went to Catholic schools throughout childhood and attended Little Rock Catholic High (1990). Briefly attended UALR and then moved on to Mississippi State University where he studied graphic design and computer animation/digital media. Began web programming when the WWW was still an experimental project at UIUC and has been doing it ever since. He is also a professional photographer, working in the field of archaeology and museum archives.