I started out as an acting major at the University of Oklahoma, but a year before graduation, my car was set on fire.
As an exercise in catharsis, I turned the summer long ordeal that led up to that incident into a screenplay. From there I was able to raise $30k to make the movie in Oklahoma, and knew right then in there that I wanted to be a Producer.
After moving to LA in the spring of 2007, I found myself in Visual Effects, working on some of the biggest budget and most critically acclaimed projects in the business (G.I. JOE, THE PACIFIC, BOARDWALK EMPIRE)... and some of the the most ridiculous (MEET DAVE, 2008 Razzie Award Winner).
My work in VFX culminated in the recognition for my work contributing to the winning of a Primetime Emmy for BOARDWALK EMPIRE. After that, I decided to leave VFX and refocused my efforts on Producing.
Since then, I've produced content for all different platforms and all different budget levels. For me, the main focus of any job is to facilitate the creator's vision. Whether it's making sure the DP has the gear they need to achieve a certain look; securing that specific location that singularly sets a scene; or sitting in on weeks of editing sessions to help the director mold the product in the shape it needs to be. It's about being present, predicting speed bumps; and having the resources to overcome any obstacle.