I was born and raised in Hollywood, California. My mother comes from a long line of fierce Italian cooks, and my father is a production designer with an artistic eye to beat the devil. Early on, I intuited a deep connection between sustenance and aesthetics; it's evolved into a full-blown obsession. I started exploring the food/beauty connection California College of the Arts, where I earned a BFA in sculpture. At CCA, I created works that used the edible object as a means of evoking an emotional response. I now channel my passion for all things gastronomical into my commercial work as a food stylist for editorial and advertising print, film, and commercial spots. I believe that my work as a fine artist and as a commercial food stylist inform and benefit each other as my knowledge and skill sets continue to grow and evolve.