I've done a lot of jobs in my life (zookeeper, hazmat technician, foodcart owner...) but landed in the world of video and I've been working in and studying visual communication for two decades now. Why? Because I love deoderant and needed to be involved with ads like the award-winning Old Spice "Is it right for me?" campaign. Actually, I love working with people who know their craft and care about quality. I love turning ideas into images and refining them until they are about as good as they can be. Stories are important (and fun).
The selections you'll see in my portfolio cover most of the tools I use and the things I do with them. Premiere, Final Cut Pro and sometimes Avid for editing. After Effects, Red Giant, Cinema 4D & Mocha for animation, compositing, effects, 3D and magic. Photoshop, Illustrator & all that Adobe jazz for 2D stuff. Lights, camera... whatever I can get my hands on, whether a script, a camera or... a llama that has doubts about entering a glass-walled elevator on the top floor of a parking garage (what else would you expect from National Geographic?). I'm happy as long as I'm contributing. Even better if it's challenging.
Beyond my career in video, I'm also a writer, an outdoorsman, an entrepreneur and a father. I've lived in Portland for most of my adult life, but have roots in Idaho and consider myself a citizen of both worlds. If you'd like to contact me for work try the email and LinkedIn links below, or use my Contact page.