I was born in a log cabin in a forest in Illinois. But by forest in Illinois I mean New Jersey, and by log cabin I mean hospital. I started making videos when I was 10 years old and quickly realized it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. By the time I graduated high school I had a whole crop of videos that critics hailed as “a little too quirky for my taste.” Things got a little more serious when I enrolled in film school at George Mason University (go patriots!) where I got to learn the value of thoughtful storytelling and great collaboration.
I was so excited to put those skills to work at 522 and really get my hands dirty in all the awesome projects we get to create. Being a part of this team has made me more focused, more curious, and just an all-around better filmmaker. When I’m not collaborating with my pals at 522, I’m out exploring the world with a camera not far out of reach.
Collaboration: The best thing about my role on this team is that I get to play a part in every project and work with every team member. I feel inspired by all the people I get to work with and have done some of my best work by collaborating with them
Keeping An Open Mind: The world’s a pretty big place, and we’ve only got two eyes to see it. Lucky for us, there’s video to give us another perspective. Being open to new ideas, voices, and visions is so crucial to good storytelling and it’s something I’m thinking about everyday.
Movies & Shows
O Brother Where Art Thou, Stories We Tell, Tokyo Drifter, Tabloid, Vertigo
Robert Frank, Kelley Dixon, Anthony Bourdain, Annie Leibovitz, Wes Anderson
Baseball, Photography, Cooking, Hiking
The power of imagination makes us infinite.