I graduated from UMass Amherst in 1984 to began my journey. I started out working for a small production studio in Natick, MA....Panorama - with Jim Tuomey and his partner Lori Wilke. I learned set design, storyboarding, lighting, camera, dolly, jib etc. It was a great experience, I worked on Pro Wrestling and other local TV programs, corporate video, etc. I even traveled to Anguila to create a promo video. In 1986 I joined Active Video, owned by Dan Hnatio, in Waltham, MA. I started as a production assistant, field audio tech etc.