Growing up in Richmond, VA, Sruli passionately pursued theater and fine art. He graduated with honors from UT Austin's film program, and continued his studies at Animation Mentor, the groundbreaking online training program taught by professionals at Disney, Pixar, and ILM.
His interview in their November 2007 newsletter caught the eyes of industry professionals, and Sruli was soon collaborating with top creatives in the film, television, and interactive industries - producing, animating, and consulting on everything from printed illustrated picture books to high-end CGI.
Other projects include: the animated adapatation of holiday favorite Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins with director Saul Blinkoff (Doc Mcstuffins), and a documentary project about blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane with filmmaker Brian McClure (StudioBDC).
Sruli also dabbles in the music industry - promoting, booking, and playing harmonica for Chillent, a "Jewish soul stew" of klezmer, jazz, funk, and blues.
He lives with his patient wife, three kids, and shih-poo in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA.