I grew up in a small farm town in Michigan and did all sorts of jobs- bailed hay, painted houses, and was a janitor at both a school and a Ford plant.
An internship at Doner Detroit led to a full time position as a writer. Then, while studying film at Art Center in Pasadena, CA. I worked as a treatment visualist/ writer and worked as a producer at Deutsch LA.
While at Deutsch I directed multiple commercials for clients, won some industry awards, and eventually moved on to directing full time.
The jobs I’ve had and the people I’ve met have informed my hands-on approach to filmmaking. I’ve toured in vans with bands, spent time with monks in Vietnam, walked acres with farmers, marched in Washington D.C. and met people seeking the healing properties of radioactive mines in Montana.
I just finished post production on my first feature documentary.
Commercial reel available upon request.