My obsession with special effects makeup began in a small video store in the 90’s that my dad and grandfather owned. I watched every movie I could get my hands on, mostly basing my picks off of the craziest VHS cover art I could find. I was king of the isle’s, and my Kryptonite, was the Horror section. I soaked up as much as I could get away with and my fascination quickly turned into passion. I wanted to know how my favorite movies were made and I wanted to be a part of making all the cool effects I saw on screen. I had dreamt about being a Makeup FX artist ever since I was a kid, so after graduating High School, I packed up my car and headed straight to Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects Program. In 2011 I drove from the East Coast to Los Angeles to begin my career as a professional Makeup FX Artist in film/tv. I was fortunate to gain employment in some great shops in LA and work alongside a lot of very talented artists who helped me acquire and fine tune many skills. I met my wife, Salina Kyle at Monsterpalooza and the two of us hit it off right away. We shared a similar work ethic and passion for Horror and Pop culture, so we started a small retail business (Little Shop of Gore) designing, creating & selling all of our own products. As the business grew, and we became more involved in the Horror Community, Little Shop of Gore began to gain a reputation for being innovative as well as highly detail oriented. More recently this has attracted the attention of Directors & Producers that we have had the pleasure of collaborating with. In January of 2022, we officially launched Little Shop of Gore FX to cater to all productions large and small while specializing in the horror/sci-fi realm.