After years of working as an editor, I finally got around to completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Effects in September of 2011. The FX of the original Star Wars fascinated me as a child and that "bug" stuck with me ever since.
Back in the "old days," I edited video for local sports and community events in my hometown, Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, I began my illustrious (infamous?) film career working in the Art Department on movies such as The Public Eye starring Joe Pesci, Crazy for a Kiss with Bud Cort and Mike McShane, Diary of a Hitman with Forrest Whittaker, Sherilyn Fenn, and Sharon Stone, as well as Double Dragon starring Robert Patrick and Alyssa Milano. (Despite it's 8% splat on Rotten Tomatoes, Double Dragon was a heluva lot of fun to work on!)
I eventually made the decision to make the big move to Los Angeles where I landed a job in the post-production department of Kushner-Locke. At Kushner-Lock, I had an opportunity to teach myself the Avid Film Composer which I enthusiastically did on nights and weekends. My newfound knowledge led to my first post-production credit as an Assistant Music Editor for Kushner-Locke's feature film The Whole Wide World starring Renee Zellweger and Vincent D'Onofrio.
During this time, I was brought on to a Warner Bros. film starring Jon Voight called A Dog of Flanders and was shipped off to Belgium and Vancouver for the duration of the film.
After finishing up on Dog, I headed off to Marin County California to work at Industrial Light and Magic on what would have been their first "all digital" animated film, Frankenstein and the Wolfman. Unfortunately, due in part to changes in executive staff at Universal, the film was eventually shut down after over a year in production... truly unfortunate given the groundbreaking work ILM was doing at the time.
When I got back to Los Angeles, I worked on a number of documentary and reality projects for Discovery, Nat Geo, TLC, Animal Planet, History Channel including such shows as Expeditions to the Edge, Fear Factor, Chuck Woolery:Naturally Stoned, and Clean Sweep.
When not editing or otherwise working in "the industry," I can be found hiking, camping, drawing, reading, or messing around with making music.