A long time East Palo Alto resident, Troy started drawing in his early childhood and grew up playing drums in church. After taking art classes in high school and joining the Mural Music and Arts Project in 2009, Troy was able to learn basic art principles as well as graffiti art. He attended Academy of Art University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in illustration. There, he learned color theory, figure drawing, painting, and digital software. He feels grateful to have the opportunity to share his knowledge of art and drums with youth who want to be creative in the East Palo Alto community.