I’ve always been a very visually oriented person and remember begging for a 35mm camera when I was 6 years old. My parents got me one and my love for capturing a moment in time began. At first I enjoyed taking pictures of landscapes or special places my family and I would visit, but as I got older I found great joy in capturing pictures of friends, sometimes posed but often just candid moments at special events.
My passion for movies began when my mom called the school and said I was sick so we could go see Star Wars together. I’d never seen anything like that before and was amazed how I felt immersed in another world.
My fate was sealed when I went on a business trip with my dad and one night we went and saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in a small theater at Lake Tahoe. That was the start of my adventure in pursuing a dream of storytelling through pictures.
I remember seeing the launch of MTV and watching for hours a day as my favorite songs were played with a video story being told. I realized how important music is to creating a mood in a story. My love of photography and video storytelling was fostered in High School and I went on to major in Television and Film at San Jose State University.
While in college I had a very fun job working in the studio for the news at the local ABC affiliate where I was floor director and camera. Hollywood wasn’t calling my name so I decided to go the corporate route and landed a job at Intel Corporation which provided me with 12 amazing years managing video, webcast, and event production with some of the most talented people I’ve ever met. I’ve been blessed to work most of my life in the video industry and being able to share my passion with others.