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About

I attended film school at Columbia College in Chicago where my area of studies was geared at  specializing in cinematography and film production, as well as some television.  After college I was fortunate enough to land a job working as a camera technician at a local rental house where I got to prep camera packages for local commercials, episodic television and feature films.  During the two years I worked in that role I developed many key relationships and trust with the local film community which really helped launch my freelance career.  Some of my early projects were local commercials and industrial films, but later grew into larger projects like the feature film “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”, directed by the legendary John Hughes which is where I earned my first screen credit.

I have always had incredible passion for the creative process, and over the past three decades I have had the pleasure to collaborate on hundreds of projects from feature films and episodic television, to national and regional commercials, stadium concerts, sporting events, documentaries and corporate conferences.  In addition to my production experience I have taught at universities, conferences and workshops domestically and internationally, and developed “Filmmaking for Photographers”, which is a masterclass series designed to help photographers of all levels transition into learning the proper fundamentals and techniques of filmmaking. 

Throughout my entire career I learned the importance of giving each day my best, to work hard, have a good attitude and learn all that I could from each and every project.  I have also learned while it is important to master the camera and lighting equipment I was using, it was equally important to understand how to utilize those tools creatively to tell stories and create emotion.  Now that I have shared my story, I hope to have an opportunity to tell yours…

Passion Projects:

Over the past 3 decades I’ve had some amazing opportunities to work with some of the top people in the film & television in Hollywood, and enjoyed learning from them how to develop my own personal style and artistry to help people tell their stories. I’ve also learned the importance of giving back, volunteering my time and becoming a mentor to the next generation. I am always looking for ways to utilize my time and talents to get involved with passion projects, and to serve people and organizations that would not normally have a voice in the world. Some of my most rewarding projects have been supporting members of our military, first responders and non profits organizations.

Awards, Press, Affiliations

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Workshops-Education-Speaking Engagements