I have a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in Animation (2006). I currently do freelance medical animation for BreakAway Games (Hunt Valley, MD) utilizing 3dsMax and the Unity game engine.
I taught at Northwest Vista College (San Antonio, TX) from January 2011 to May 2015 and at the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX) from August 2013 to May 2015. I taught animation and character rigging in both 3dsMax and Maya.
From August 2006 until July 2010, I worked on a project called Pulse!! It was a medical training game, designed to train doctors, nurses and medics to care for patients. Our gaming engine was Gamebryo. I was responsible for not only rigging most of our characters, but for designing the facial rigs for our NPCs from scratch, and managed to accomplish that when I didn't even know very much about 3dsMax. Talk about a challenge. I am now well versed in 3dsMax, and especially character studio, as most of my work was centered on creating animations for the game.
I also know Maya really well, and love rigging in it. I used Maya exclusively while I was an undergrad. In my spare time, I still work in it. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, and I backpacked through Italy, France and England in May of 2009 and May of 2012. I hope to go again soon, but next time with my husband. I'd like to rent a cottage in the south of France for a few weeks or maybe in Scotland. We have a black lab named Sammy and a chihuahua named Gus. They're quite a pair.
Enjoy vacation photos? Below is a slideshow of the pictures I took while traveling in Europe:
The locations include [Italy] Rome, The Vatican, Herculaneum, Pompei, Naples, Stabia, Florence, Pisa, [France] Nice, Antibes, Avignon, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Carcassonne, Puilaurens, Puivert, Foix, Roquefixade, Paris