Well if you want to get personal…
I hail from the wooded foothills of the cascade mountains in Washington state, where I grew up playing make-believe in the woods for days on end until my parents noticed I was missing. They’re good parents it was just really safe up there. Still is. Despite the golfers.
From a young age I was enraptured by video cameras and their story-telling possibilities. My friends and I made a space epic when I was in middle school and had many other video adventures growing up. After graduating high school I left the Pacific Northwest and journeyed east to Helena, Montana for higher studies at Carroll College. For four years I studied everything I could in the true liberal arts fashion. Literature, religion, theatre, business, etc. I was focused on acting and directing, with some side studies in technology and arts-related business. While at school I and my friends made a bunch of student films for local film festivals, one of which I ended up running for a couple years. We garnered a bunch of awards and it was then that I really started to consider following this video thing as a career.
Since graduation I have worked on many film sets, both student-run and professional. I’ve done everything from location scouting to camera operation to professional gold-fish saver(p.a.). I’ve also returned to my beloved Northwest corner and worked freelance as a one-man crew. My clients are diverse, including Washington fish and wildlife, a local winery, a medical clinic, a graduate student’s thesis film and even my Alma Mater. I just recently moved to Portland Oregon and am excited for all the adventures this new city will bring.
That’s about it! I love having a camera in my hand, whatever type of camera it is, and I love telling good stories wherever they may lead me.
If you like my style give me a holler! I’d love to tell your story next.