left high school to be a software engineer. realized i h.a.t.e.d. corporate life @ company. moved to NYC, helped start a men's footwear + bags brand theVAELProject. awarded footwear brand of the year@ PROJECTSHOW. then shortly after crashed the company. went to SF, started a tech app to fix fashion by connecting brands + wholesale buyers. raised a few million, company was acquired. moved to colombia. lived + work near the factories to launch the lingerie brand naja-co. realized i needed more of a creative outlet, moved to LA to live + work out of a photostudio and creative space.