It was a hot night on July 11, 1980 when I entered the world right here in Springfield, Missouri. I would spend the first eleven years of my life as a nomad traveling Oklahoma with my father’s work as an arborist before returning to the small town of Ava, Missouri where I spent the remainder of my childhood.
I first became interested in media production around the age of fourteen. I had become a huge fan of Irish band, U2 and their elaborate stage concepts in the 1990s. This is when I started wanting to know how things were done and what made it work. This carried over to other forms of performance and media that I enjoyed.
In 2001 and I had my first opportunity to become involved in production as a volunteer at James River Assembly in Ozark, Missouri. I spent five years there and had the privilege of learning from talented mentors like Jeff Nene and Frank Gamble among others. I also have had some wonderful work experiences with some of the local production companies here in the South West Missouri are.
I participated in the first annual SATO48 film competition in 2006 with an entry entitled “Bridge of Solace”. After which I had to take a break from school and production.
In summer of 2013 I started at Missouri State University on a 2.5 year plan to finish my degree in Mass Media Production .