I am a storyteller. My Hero's Journey begins in the smallest of rural Indiana towns, where I spent my childhood daydreaming of leaving, and escaping into TV and movies. They were my window to the outside world.
I first began studying my craft at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Upon graduation, I decided to join the Navy and go see this world that I had been watching on my TV. Luckily the Navy needs visual storytellers. So I was able to continue working in my field. I traveled to Greece, Japan, Panama, and Virginia. One of those places isn't as exotic as the others.
Everywhere I went I pointed my camera at what I found and produced video stories for my Uncle Sam. But I knew that I would soon promote to a rank where I would manage video makers and not actually be doing the work. So, I left to pursue this passion in the civilian world.
But first I wanted to pick up a few more tools. So I used the G.I. Bill to pursue a degree in graphic design and the Adobe Suite.
While television and film continue to fascinate me, I have fallen hard for online content. I love how quick and unencumbered the process of making something for the web is. It's clearly the future of video. And it's where I would love to be telling my stories.