I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and that is where I fell in love with letterpress. I first studied fine craft at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in East Tennessee, then philosophy at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While wrapping up a degree at Belmont University in Nashville, I served an internship at the legendary letterpress show poster shop, Hatch Show Print. After a few dusty months of sorting wood type from the late 1800s, listening to the rumble of antique presses, and having the great pleasure of creating posters for artists performing on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, they asked me to stay as a poster designer and printer. It was my dream job. I spent the next several years realizing that I could never do anything else. During my tenure there, I began to carve in linoleum and write children’s books for my kiddo, Felix. I went on to study other methods of fine printmaking in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and I travelled the country a bit, eventually settling in Spokane, Washington a few years ago with my lovely little family. Not finding quite the letterpress scene I need, I started my own studio, Interpunct-Press, to generate custom work, fine art, and more fantastic children’s books. I love what I do.