I have been painting every model I can get my hands on since I can remember. My first miniatures I painted were from Hero Quest and later I discovered Warhammer 40k 2nd Ed. in Seattle at the WOTC Arcade and have been hooked ever since. Fourth edition was really my prime for getting into playing, painting, and traveling to events. I focused most of my efforts on painting and was fortunate enough to win several best army and best painted awards in my travels. I opened my hobby shop/commission studio, Mastermind Models and Miniatures, almost 7 years ago. Ever since I have been teaching and competing as much as time allows me, I simply cannot get enough of sharing my knowledge with other hobbyists.