In 1997, my high school art class presented me with the unique opportunity to show my portfolio to a Kamans Art Shoppe representative. The representative was looking for summer caricature help at Sesame Place, in Bucks County, PA. I presented my work, got the job, and over the duration of that summer developed my skills as a caricaturist.
I continued to work and learn about the business at Sesame Place for the next few summers, then I challenged myself to start my own caricature business. It started by word of mouth – family parties, volunteer work, buying table space at craft fairs – anything that would get my work out there. Within a few years, I was getting regular work as the Bucks County go-to guy for event caricatures.