I'm a storyteller and producer directing my craft towards social and environmental issues. I received a Bachelors in Film & New Media from Colorado College. You can find me currently in Flagstaff, Arizona, where I'm embracing the desert and the vibrant culture inspired by it.
I believe in the power of film to ignite change. My mission is to use filmmaking to educate people about issues, inspire them to get involved, and take them to different places in order to show them another perspective. In past and current projects, I immerse myself in the environment to create compelling stories that reveal various perspectives. I worked for a season as a fisherman in Bristol Bay, Alaska learning about the salmon industry; engaged with the Nepali culture for two months while documenting the damage following the Gorkha Earthquake; jumped into a Mexican surfing community devoted to diminishing plastic pollution in our oceans; explored how the Grand Canyon has changed the lives of three compelling artists; bike-toured all the way up the Arctic Ocean on the Dalton Highway to explore why wilderness matters; worked on film projects devoted to protecting the Chilean national parks created by Kris and Doug Tompkins; collaborated with nonprofits such as American Rivers, Western Resource Advocates and Outdoor Afro; hiked through New Zealand for three months to analyze the effects of Hollywood filmmaking on the tourist industry; and edited videos for the Brooks Range Council to prevent the construction of the road to Ambler that would access mining throughout the region.
I just returned from the Yunnan Province in China to work as the videographer for Last Descents River Expeditions. This whitewater rafting company strives to preserve Chinese rivers by taking Chinese people on one of the last free flowing rivers in the country, the Salween. With Last Descents, I am making a short piece through the perspective of two boys that will investigate why these landscapes are important to them.