Milton Coronado, also known as “Milt-One” and “Pastor Graff”, was born in Chicago, IL on July 4, 1980 in an Adventist home from Mexican immigrants. Though he experienced the trauma of losing both parents at a young age, street violence, and abuse, it did not stop him from accomplishing great goals. In 2002 he graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago accomplishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration and Design.
Gaining much experience in a variety of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, aerosol, and the airbrush, he has expanded his list of clientele throughout his education and post-graduation. He has done work for the Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Chicago Public Schools, Pacific Press Publishing, McDonald’s, and a variety of other publishing and educational institutions.
He has worked as a freelance artist, teacher assistant, Dean of a Seventh-day Adventist high school, Associate Pastor, and as a counselor. He is also an ordained elder in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Today, he serves as Assistant Director of Education for CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation), where he empowers young people to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
With a solid background in several areas, today Coronado is recognized as a dynamic public speaker and international muralist where he travels teaching about the positive influence of art and service, and its strong impact for uniting communities and transforming lives. He also gives back by giving his time and talent in order to raise financial support for several organizations. Some of them include, the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Lurie Children’s Hospital, American Red Cross Association, and has also participated with several charities.
He has been married to Celia for 12 years and they have two boys. Jaiden who is 11, and Jonah who is 6.