Brief Work History:

  • Went to college at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Worked for the musician Prince for about nine years as his Webmaster and then Art Director (Read my article in the Washington Post about it)
  • Worked for Pearl Jam and have designed projects for David Bowie, Steve Miller Band, Gorillaz, Swedish House Mafia and more
  • Spent five years at Microsoft as a UX Designer
  • Here in Los Angeles, I have created microsites as well as countless presentations and event collateral for EBONY Magazine.
  • Recently Art Directed the Up All Nite with Prince Box Set released by Sony and the Prince Estate.
  • As a Production Artist for The Designory, I did creative work for Amazon Music
  • Currently a Creative Consultant for Kenny Smith’s Jet Academy and the amazingly talented Avril Lavigne

Fun Facts About Me:

  • Was born in San Francisco, grew up in Chicago, and am currently living in Los Angeles.
  • Movie trivia EXPERT
  • Have an amazing daughter
  • Love going to TV show tapings and movie screenings
  • An oil painter who loves to paint faces with bright colors
  • Had blue, magenta, and blond dyed hair
  • Enjoy long road trips and have driven all over the country
  • Been to Europe but have not been to Asia or Africa yet
  • Could live on coffee and pizza
  • Used to spend too much time at Disneyland
  • If I had to choose between Dark Side or Light Side, I’d choose the Dark Side because they have cooler outfits.

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TODAY! Manic Monday’s Prince Album Battles continues! This week we have Diamonds & Pearls vs the Symbol album - 9 rounds! You vote for your favorite song in each round - WHO WILL WIN? Join us!

TODAY! Manic Monday’s Prince Album Battles continues! This week we have Diamonds & Pearls vs the Symbol album – 9 rounds! You vote for your favorite song in each round – WHO WILL WIN? Join us!

2 days ago
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TODAY! I will be doing another MTV pop up at 9pmPT/12amET on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 - part of the I WANT MY MTV RAID TRAIN! Closing it out!

TODAY! I will be doing another MTV pop up at 9pmPT/12amET on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 – part of the I WANT MY MTV RAID TRAIN! Closing it out!

3 days ago
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2/12
“Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown”

“Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown”

3 days ago
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3/12
TODAY! I will be doing an MTV pop up at 12pmPT/3pmET on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 - part of the I WANT MY MTV RAID TRAIN!

TODAY! I will be doing an MTV pop up at 12pmPT/3pmET on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 – part of the I WANT MY MTV RAID TRAIN!

4 days ago
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4/12
POP ROCK FUNK PUNK - The Friday Club - today at 1pm-2pm on Twitch.tv/samnation3000

POP ROCK FUNK PUNK – The Friday Club – today at 1pm-2pm on Twitch.tv/samnation3000

5 days ago
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5/12
Going to see the Stones

Going to see the Stones

5 days ago
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6/12
TODAY - ALL JANET JACKSON - Wednesday Wind-Up at 1pm-2pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 - we are a part of a rhythm nation!

TODAY – ALL JANET JACKSON – Wednesday Wind-Up at 1pm-2pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 – we are a part of a rhythm nation!

7 days ago
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7/12
Harmony came to check on how Buck was doing 😻😻

Harmony came to check on how Buck was doing 😻😻

1 week ago
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8/12
TODAY Manic Monday presents Prince Album Battles! You vote for songs from each album and see which one is the favorite! First up - Dirty Mind vs Controversy - 1pm-2pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 💜

TODAY Manic Monday presents Prince Album Battles! You vote for songs from each album and see which one is the favorite! First up – Dirty Mind vs Controversy – 1pm-2pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 💜

1 week ago
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9/12
Out on the town with the Twitch crew!

Out on the town with the Twitch crew!

1 week ago
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10/12
TODAY - POP ROCK FUNK PUNK - 1pm-2pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 - get up, get up, get busy, do it

TODAY – POP ROCK FUNK PUNK – 1pm-2pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 – get up, get up, get busy, do it

2 weeks ago
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11/12
TODAY - Music Moves Me Party Train! - 1pm-3pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 I will be doing a pop up set - Get out on the dance floor!

TODAY – Music Moves Me Party Train! – 1pm-3pm PT on Twitch.tv/samnation3000 I will be doing a pop up set – Get out on the dance floor!

2 weeks ago
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