I was born and raised in Michigan, after 17 winters in the mid-west I decided to go to college at Arizona State University. My undergraduate degree is in Advertising with minors in French and International Business.
I moved to New York City in 1994 to get myself to the next level, for details see “work history.” During my 17 years in New York City I promised myself that I would spend 2 months of every year outside of the country on vacation (travel shoots didn’t count!). I have been to 64 countries.
In 2004 I started splitting my time by working in NYC during the summers and running a kiteboarding school in Thailand during the winters.
In 2011 my wife and I had twins (born in Bangkok) and we moved back to the US full time. We chose Arizona so our family could enjoy the outdoors year-round.
That same year I began teaching film and television production at a couple universities. In 2016 I completed my Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Film Production.
Shooting and travel ... it doesn't get any better.