For the past 5 years, I've been Creative Director for RT Creative Group, leading Graceway Media and Igniter Media forward with stills and motions for churches. While leading the creative team, I've also overseen brand and marketing, launched 2 new initiatives for Igniter Media, Echo Conference and the upcoming rebrand for Graceway Media.

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A little about me

I've been drawing as far back as I can remember. When your parents are pastors that travel a lot, you end up in the back seat of the car with blank paper and pencils—probably because your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coloring books have all been colored. What do you do then? Draw your own.

There were two things that inspired me growing up: movies and comic books. I loved telling stories, creating characters and I thought the comic book world would be where I would land. It wasn't until I got my first camera at 11 years old that I realized I could tell stories in a different way.

That was the beginning of my art career. As I grew up, I had constant opportunities in my parent's churches to create art and help illustrate my dad's teachings. I wasn't inspired by church design trends and Christian films at the time. I wanted to make things that would speak to believers and nonbelievers. Throughout my career, I've been honored to have worked with so many churches, including Church on the Move (Tulsa, OK), Woodlands Church (The Woodlands, TX), Lakewood and Joel Osteen Ministries (Houston, TX), Harvest Bible Chapel and Walk in the Word with James MacDonald (Elgin, IL), and so many other churches and ministries around the nation.

In 2010, I moved to Dallas to be Creative Director for Graceway Media. In 2012, Graceway Media sold to RT Creative Group and I became Creative Director for RT and oversaw brand and all design and animation product initiatives for Graceway Media and Igniter Media.