A little about me... Add one cup yankee, two cups southern boy, a dash of Hollywood, and shake it up. You're bound to wind up with a story or two.
I grew up in Small Town, North Carolina playing bee-bee gun wars and hiding out in Baptist churches. It was a far cry from anything close to a film set. MTV was produced in outer space as far as I knew. However, the colorful folks and close knit, textured community I was surrounded by, even if not always pleasant, informed my sensibilities for storytelling I still hold today. I'm more interested in digging to find the real truth, as opposed to manipulating a manufactured one.
After studying recording arts at UNC-Asheville and playing in a band for several years, I eventually realized making it as a musician was too easy, so I decided to pursue filmmaking, the other easiest career to succeed at. I ventured off to SoCal to attend grad school. I was lucky enough to win some awards for a short film I wrote and directed, as well as receive the Motion Picture Academy's Nicholl Fellowship for a feature script I co-wrote. I went on to spend ten years working mostly as a video editor in the industry in Los Angeles. Most recently I shared an Emmy nomination for Best Sports Documentary Series while editing on NFL Network's Undrafted.
I have recently relocated back to Asheville, NC where water falls from the sky and beer doesn't cost eight dollars in a bar.