I first picked up a camera when I was 10 years old. I found my Dad’s VHS camera in the closet and immediately started forcing my sister and my friends to be actors for my elaborate short films. This early excitement with filmmaking carried me through my teenage years and into my adulthood. I’ve always had interests in a million different things, but, in one way or another, all of them have been centered around film and photography.
Starting in high school, I became deeply involved with my local DIY music scene in Sacramento. I followed and photographed my friends’ bands, sometimes getting published in local music magazines. I shot photos of my friends skateboarding in the suburbs or drove out to Santa Cruz to film surfing—all on analog film cameras.
I went to UC Davis for a degree in Sociocultural Anthropology and a minor in Film Studies. I honed in on my film production and video editing skills and found that what I’m really passionate about is connecting with interesting people and telling their story. I graduated from university and moved to Oakland where I began pursuing video editing professionally.
I am happy to now be a part of the Four Winds Creative team where I’m surrounded by likeminded film-lovers that are constantly teaching me new skills. Filmmaking and video editing are my main pursuits these days, but on weekends I can be found surfing somewhere along the coast or photographing a punk show in someone’s basement.