As a kid I filled notebooks with fictional stories of all kinds, and made a pinhole camera to document my own adventures. In my teens I reported on and photographed school athletic contests, and wrote letters to the editor about politics. I became a newspaper and magazine journalist, then a restaurant owner, then a content producer for a global humanitarian nonprofit, sharing stories of everyday heroes struggling to better their communities in the aftermath of conflict or disaster.
Since 2013, I’ve been producing videos for inspiring campaigns and causes, and helping documentary film directors tell the stories that matter most to them. Of dairy farmers struggling to survive in a fast-changing economy. Of the surgeon who gives up two weeks of his life to operate on Syrian war victims. Of the captain whose ship plucks migrants from the sea. Of people whose lives have been upended because of a bullet they fired.
My job as a documentary film editor is a labor of love. I enjoy both the big picture and the minutia. I get my kicks from identifying characters and themes and story structure as much as I do experimenting with the rhythm of a scene and finding the best in-and-out points of a single shot.
Over the years, I’ve developed a keen eye and ear for telling stories that stick. I’m here to help filmmakers realize their vision. And I’m always looking for my next great collaboration.