Doesn't every artist always say they grew up drawing? So I'll be no different.
But originally, I went to the University of California, San Diego to major in Biology. Boy, was I foolish! After realizing my follies, I declared myself a Visual Arts major, with an emphasis on painting and digital media. Though, I didn't want to fall too far from my original intent, I found room to minor in psychology and biology. Soon after graduation, I moved to Los Angeles and found myself in the animation industry.
Over the years, I have been blessed to work with the most talented and fortunately, geeky (in the best way!) group of people at Fox Animation, Warner Bros, and Cartoon Network. You can never say enough about on-job learning and experience. I have learned so much from various people and I hope that is conveyed in my artwork.