A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, I am a creative writer, screenwriter, filmmaker, songwriter, journalist and all-around digital media production professional dedicated to consistent artistic craft working within the entertainment industry machine and the 21st Century world of new media. This site is an online media portfolio documenting my professional creative works and projects of I've been fortunate enough to be a part of.
I consider myself a storyteller at heart. After graduating with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Digital Media Production and a minor in Literature, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in filmmaking and screenwriting. Within my first year in LA I co-created the concept for an original series, wrote the pilot, acquired a Literary Manager and pitched to major networks and production companies, including Showtime, HBO, FX, Lionsgate and Cinemax. Simultaneously, I was working as an on-set Production Assistant on studio movies for Paramount Pictures and Walt Disney Studios, and editing the extended cut of my film school senior project which I soon after pushed through the indie film festival circuit.
Across the next five years I continued to work in production as both a studio level On-set Production Assistant for big budget Hollywood movies like Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013) and The Amazing Spider-Man (2011), as well as a freelance Assistant Director, running sets for national ad spots, music videos, digital shorts and indie films for clients including Wrigley's, Mattel, LG and Epic Records. I've had the privilege to work directly with acclaimed film director Penny Marshall (Big, A League of Their Own) as lead research producer and development associate for her upcoming documentary feature film Rodman Rebound, as well as with writer/directors Don Most (ABC's Happy Days), David Howard (Galaxy Quest) and Trent Cooper (Father of Invention) as a screenwriter's assistant for a number of feature film projects, one of which delivered under a first-look deal with Stuber Pictures at Universal Studios. All the while I've continued to develop and write original feature film screenplays, as well as develop, produce and direct digital media productions as a freelance contractor.
After writing and releasing my debut studio album as an original singer-songwriter recording artist, I spent most of 2015 aggressively touring the album across California both solo acoustic and with my LA-based band, playing the stages of some of California's most prestigious music clubs, achieving airplay on nationwide radio, and building a listening following as I gain traction in the indie music industry. After almost 6 years in Los Angeles, I've returned home to Northern California to the majestic wine country of Sonoma where I continue to aggressively pursue my professional creative career in all facets.