I currently live in Portland, Oregon with two dogs, a cat, and my wife, Melissa. I've also lived in Michigan, Illinois, California and Nebraska. I feel fortunate to be able to make a living telling people's stories through images and video.
I got my MFA in Film and Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a BA in Film Studies from the University of Michigan. My film and video work has appeared in film festivals and been featured online at PBS, NPR, Bust, Interview Magazine, GQ, the White House blog, Nylon, The Huffington Post, Jezebel and Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In blog. My photography has been featured online at National Geographic, Slate, Interview Magazine and Civil Eats and in print in National Geographic's hardcover book Feeding America: Stories of Hunger and Hope, Growing Oregon magazine, Venus Magazine, and various newspapers.
Other previous film/video related experience includes casting assistant/extras casting for the Oscar-nominated film Nebraska, production assistant on music videos for Outkast and Beck, assistant to screenwriter/producer Kirsten (Kiwi) Smith (Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You), and an internship at A Band Apart (Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender's production company).