I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. I was always obsessed with movies. My Christmas presents were blank VHS tapes so I could record movies playing on TV. Through high school and college, I worked at the local movie theatre and watched everything that came out. When I wasn't working, I was writing my own screenplays and dreaming of working in Hollywood.
When I was 21, I sold my first screenplay to an indie French production company. With big dollar signs in my eyes, I finished my last semester at college, paid off some debt, and used the rest of the money to move to Los Angeles where I began working as an unpaid Production Assistant at The Asylum.
In a year at The Asylum, I worked on 12 feature films in a myriad of roles, including writing, directing, editing, and line producing. I call that time my "Roger Corman Experience." I learned everything I needed to know about making movies. And I learned even more about what NOT to do.
In 2008, I moved to Louisiana to help start a new production company and produce five films back-to-back for the SyFy Channel. I learned how to start a production company from the ground up and how to take advantage of state tax incentives for film production. I also learned a lot about Cajun food, zydeco music, and a beautiful woman who I married five years later.
In 2009, I moved to the NYC area to co-produce several independent film projects. I also spent time writing and directing my own projects, including the short films Slash-In-The-Box and The Scout and a segment of the horror anthology film Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear, produced by NBCUniversal's Chiller Network.
In 2013, I joined LightHouse Films as the company's in-house Director where I shot a wide range of commercial videos for the fashion and music industries. I made a lot of pretty pictures, but I found myself desperately wanting to return to storytelling.
In August 2014, I left NYC and moved back to Los Angeles where I'm currently developing several film and television projects including a supernatural horror film, a gritty thriller, a sci-fi drama, and an adventure film based on a YA book series.