Raised in Wheatland, WI, I moved from the country to the city to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2004. In 2008, I graduated with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree in Communication (Graphic) Design.
I soon launched Mb Designs, designing brands/graphics for clients throughout the MKE/Southeast WI area and greater Wisconsin at large, while also designing in-house for a local corporation. I eventually made my way to the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW), the state's largest provider of HIV care, treatment and prevention services, where I am the Graphic Communications Manager.
In 2013, I started taking an interest in photography, mainly with the use of my iPhone and some lens attachments. Rather quickly my shots were getting noticed. Later in the year Mb Squared Photography was born out of my passion for traveling the state of Wisconsin and capturing all that this Midwestern gem has to offer in photo.
I've been very fortunate, as my design and photographic work has been awarded recognition and published nationally in GDUSA - Graphic Design USA (2010, 2012, 2015, 2016), in the American Design Annual (2010) and online at Photo World News (2014). My photography has shown annually at the Museum of Wisconsin Art - MOWA (2013–2017) and the Walker's Point Center for the Arts - WPCA (2014–2016). Recently, two of my works were installed in the Appleton Houdini Plaza "One Great Place" show (2015–2016).
Currently my photography hangs on the walls of local businesses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
In my spare time I enjoy antiquing, camping/hiking, vegetarian cooking, reading, painting/printing and hitting the road with my camera, a good ol' iPhone 6S.
I currently reside in Bay View, WI, a Milwaukee community, with my pet betta fish, Divine.