Evan is a CG character artist with an intense passion for natural history. By day he is a Character Rigger for animated feature films, while in his own time he spends a lot of time learning about and interpreting paleontology and zoology. He completed his BS and MS in Digital Media at Drexel University. Evan is an award winning paleoartist (Lanzendorf Paleoart Prize for Digital Modeling and Animation - SVP 2011) thanks to his Masters Thesis involving the restoration and animation of a Cretaceous crocodylian. He's collaborated with paleontologists from Drexel University, Rowan University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the New Jersey State Museum for the project, and has helped consult on similar projects since. Evan also has direct paleontology experience, working a few years in the fossil lab at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, as well as field experience in New Jersey, Montana, and Wyoming. He spends every Sunday morning as a docent at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where he interprets a range of natural history topics for museum guests. Thanks to a blossoming passion for conservation, he also sometimes creates original digital paintings for various conservation fundraisers held by the Los Angeles Zoo.