With over a decade of experience in video production and editing, I've had the opportunity to work on documentaries, branded content, national social justice campaigns, independent web series, music videos and commercial ads.
Growing up in a small rural town in South Dakota gave me a strong sense of hard work and an awareness of the many forms of beauty. My childhood surroundings taught me that breathtaking views can be hidden in the simplicity of row after row of corn or the beautiful antique gentleness behind the rugged industry of train yards, truck stops, and livestock. This is where my love of photography was born.
My appreciation and understanding of storytelling developed in the Film and Video Production Bachelor's program at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. These lessons were put to the test in a real-word environment making documentaries for my first employer, FutureView Inc, in Washington, DC. This gave me the privilege of meeting many leaders, experts, historians, humanitarians, celebrities, international government officials, and some pretty sweet kids.
In 2014, I joined the team as senior editor at Long Story Short Media in Washington, DC. My work there involved shooting and editing impactful social justice campaigns like "Speak Out" for the Kaiser Family Foundation, broadcast features like "From the Baseline," a documentary following the Georgetown Men's basketball through China (including their infamous on-court brawl in 2010), original long-form digital content like "Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government's War on Gays" for Yahoo! Viewfinder, and short form video like "The History of the Cocktail with Derek Brown" for the Archives Foundation.
In 2018, my wife and I relocated to Los Angeles, California with our cat and 1988 Volvo station wagon. We are excited for all of the adventures our new city is already offering.
"My favorite part of production is production"