Born and raised in Michigan, I was influenced by Japanese culture at a young age. Growing up, loved watching Digimon, Sailor Moon, and Yu-Gi-Oh. As my interest in Japan grow I began to study the language and learn more about the culture. As a child, I always wanted to live in Japan and after graduating college I was able to accomplish my dream! Living in the city of Nagoya has taught me many things, but my interest still remain mostly the same. Although my love for anime is nowhere near as strong as when I a kid, I have a big interest in video games and cycling around Japan while taking pictures of all my adventures. I guess you could say I’m gaining an interest in photography.