To veterinary parents, Regina was born in Japan with a leash in hand.

Creatively connected to Regina’s leash over the years were: markers, pens, pencils, chisels, chalks, files, paint brushes, dogs, cats, horses, and computer mice.

Educated in Science and Art, Regina straddled the two, much like she does the PC and Mac, applying a balanced or split- sided humor to all that she sees.

Employment as a chemist, dog handler, horse trainer, science teacher, publicist, designer, webmaster and fine artist convinced her that animals and humans share remarkable qualities.

Life in Japan, New York City and Upstate New York reminded her animals and humans are very much alike.

So in 2003 Regina started Animal Hackerz sketches.

Today Regina lives on Mon Louis Island, Alabama, with her artist husband, Benno Kollegger, their four horses, two donkeys, three barking mice ( miniature pinschers) a wolf, an alligator and ahem, 6 cats. While the change has been drastic in many ways, the wonders of the South override.