Joel Erkkinen resides in St. Paul, Minnesota but grew up all over the U.S. and live a short time in Germany. He studied Fine Art at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. With his passion for Art and Animation, he taught himself the 3d animation software Maya. He has worked as an Art and Animation Director in the Medical animation industry for 16 years. Joel continues to create films to make people laugh hoping one day to top the viral success of his short film “The World’s First Twurkey”.