More About the Creator & Projects

Virtual Reality Animals is a branch of my design and development studio, Virtual Conservation LLC, which develops mixed reality projects. I got the VRA name after waking from a dream that I could not even recall the details of, so I just hopped onto the computer and reserved the name, not even knowing where the idea was headed. Months later the ideas began to flow, but it has taken many years to bring them to life! 

I'm an individual who has actively chosen to embrace my curiosity and pursue my passions in art and technology. I have combined personal interests with my skills, experiences, and compassion and empathy for humans and animals to create projects and share positive experiences with others who have similar interests.

My projects stem from my infinite curiosity. A childhood fascination with cartoons and animation (Disney's original film '101 Dalmatians' is my fav to this day!) inspired me to do more than just enjoy the viewing - I wanted to know HOW it was done! So it has been a natural progression for me to learn and practice everything I can get my hands on about video production, audio editing and digital development - how to sculpt from digital clay, paint textures onto objects, rig objects (put bones in for movement), pose and animate 3D characters. 

The animals you see on my product pages are custom characters I have re-imagined by design. They are the featured stars in soon-to-be-released projects I am developing for mobile platforms (apps on the App Store and Google Play Store) and for virtual worlds (digital assets). 

I've spent 16 years as a resident in virtual worlds, particularly SecondLife (R). Virtual Earth Resident is my business Avatar that helps protect my personal privacy while genuinely engaging with others. Just know that there is a real heartbeat, a real person, fueling everything you see.