Born and raised in Virginia, I moved to California in pursuit of my M.F.A. in Film Production, concentrating in Cinematography. At Chapman University, I studied under Bill Dill, ASC, who is a well-known professor at American Film Institute. He instilled in me the most important aspect of cinematography: visual storytelling. While in school, I worked mostly in the camera department receiving hands-on training in 16mm and 35mm film. In addition, I worked intermittently in Grip and Electric.
After I graduated, I went heavily into Grip and Electric. I started out as a Key Grip, but quickly became a Gaffer for a Local 600 Director of Photography. For over 3 years, I honed and gained experiences in lighting creatively and troubleshooting logistical issues by working on short films, music videos, commercials, and feature films. In 2013, I re-directed my focus and expanded into my career as a Cinematographer; shooting numerous projects.
I am an integral part of a creative and collaborative team. As a filmmaker, I am here to tell your story.