Ernest "Hoodie" Salinas was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, California and is now a traveling artist and sculptor who specializes in environmentally conscious stage design and construction. Hoodie's approach stems from his desire to build only from locally sourced materials, reclaimed woods, metals and glass and creatively construct them into an artistic display of visual stimulating, interactive designs. His goal is simply to give his audience an all encompassing and transcendental experience which is emulated by the harmony between the stage presentation and its surrounding environment.