For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a Disney artist and animator. Instead, I followed my father’s career path into law enforcement. My long and distinguished career as a forensic artist began while watching a local newscast in preparation for my nightly patrol shift. Without warning, a composite sketch flashed onto the screen. It was at that moment I discovered a way to combine my love of art with my passion for public service. From there, I began a journey that took me across the United States and Canada to study under, at that time, the best forensic artists in the business.
For the rest of my career, my ancillary duty as a forensic artist would parallel my successful career as a law enforcement professional. The experience I gained investigating violent crimes, sexual assaults and juvenile crime helped me develop highly specialized interview skills which I adapted for my role as a police sketch artist.
Over the years, my unique perspective on eyewitnesses, coupled with strong communication skills, made me one of Southern California’ s most sought after police sketch artists. Orange Coast Magazine once referred to me as “one of California’s most vital artists.”
As my skills and experience as a forensic artist increased, I was frequently called upon by investigators during critical, high-profile cases; including: The Samantha Runnion Abduction/Murder, the Anthony Martinez Abduction/Murder, the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, and The Orange County’ s (CA) Fortune Teller murder.
To watch ID Discovery Channel’s re-enactment of the Samantha Runnion investigation CLICK HERE.