I have a diverse background that is translated into my designs. Growing up on the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt,I became a scuba diver and fell in love with all aspects of life in the sea. In my early twenties I moved to Switzerland and spent my time there exploring the European culture. In my late twenties I headed to the United States, from New York to California and then to Portland, Oregon where I currently live with my wife, daughter, son and Phoenix the dog. My multicultural experience has influenced my detailed designs, which often apply elements of my life long artistic passions such as drawing, woodwork, and photography.