“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” -Walt Disney
This quote has stuck with me for a long time. There’s nothing more satisfying than using your imagination and skills, however you may have earned them, to bring a concept to life.
Early on my father would put me to the test, problem solving and troubleshooting. I grew up believing in the idea that with a little ingenuity, patience, and drive, you could fix or build anything. Growing up in the country on the east side of the cascades in Washington State, I had plenty of opportunities to do just that, building everything from a railroad tie fence around our property, to fixing the family suburban. I’ve always felt that if I could put my hands on it, I could figure it out.
Being a part of modus studio is the most fulfilling thing that I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of. Working in the shop with the artists and collaborators gives me an exciting new challenge every day, and it never gets old. The projects and designs that come out of our fabrication shop bring craftsmanship and attention to detail to a whole other level.
Everything I have done in the past, including four years in the Army Infantry, four years at CWU getting my BA in theatre with a focus on set design and construction, has given me the tools necessary to be a successful addition to modus shop.