Born in New Orleans, he received his Bachelors of Arts from Louisiana State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Tulane University. He was a captain the U.S. Army Reserves, receiving an honorable discharge in 1999. In 1991 he founded Studio Inferno, a glass studio and artists space where he continues to work.
Along with his wife Erica Larkin Gaudet, they have been one of the driving forces behind the artistic growth in St Bernard parish and in particular the Old Arabi neighborhood. Partnering with the Meraux foundation they have been able to create over twenty six artist studios, a 120 seat theater and two galleries.
He has exhibited work thought out the United States and has taught at the Pilchuck School of Glass in Seattle, the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Toyama Institute of Glass in Japan, Bildwerk in Frauenau, Germany and The Glass School in Bornholm.
He is currently living on luck, with his artist wife Larkin in the Bayou Sauvage marsh.