The initial spark for what would lead me down my career path is still very vivid. It was the 1988 World Series between the LA Dodgers and the Oakland A’s. My father was a huge Dodgers fan so we would be parked on the couch well before the first pitch. Each TV broadcast started with a beautifully crafted video vignette. By the third game of the series, I told my parents that’s what I wanted to do. From that moment on I was fascinated with the power of video storytelling.
Years later, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a major in philosophy and a minor in Radio/TV/Film. Not long after graduation, I met a photographer who (I’m still not sure how) would become my wife two years later. A month after we wed, we put all our chips on the table and opened our own photography/video studio in Oshkosh.
Eight years after opening the studio, I accepted a position in the Visual Properties department at EAA in Oshkosh. Aviation photography and videography was an exciting new challenge. Hanging out of one aircraft shooting another subject aircraft just feet from you truly tests your comfort zone!
In February of 2016 I joined the Blue Door team as its first Multimedia Consultant. I couldn’t be more excited to start up this service line for our clients. Everyone has a story to be told and I’m here to tell those stories in truly unique ways.
It doesn’t seem possible, but somewhere in all this my wife and I added two amazing children to the mix. We also found time to completely gut and restore a beautiful old house in Oshkosh. Oshkosh has truly become a place that we are proud to call home.
Rhythm guitar player for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Casey Kasem. He’s a far, far distant cousin (so they tell me).
Non-blinker users. Even worse, the person who turns on their left blinker when the light changes from red to green. Curse you.
Dark Side of the Moon. This is not open for debate.
A month in New Zealand. I have no idea why, but the desire has just always been there.
Christmas. It has the best movies.
Growing up, my mother always implied that I must have been a lawyer in a previous life. The older I get,the more I think she was right.
Hands down algebra. I absolutely loved it, and then geometry came along and killed the party.