Writer • Filmmaker • Photographer • Educator • Traveler

The Lazerbolt, LLC – Owner, Producer, Writer, Director, Editor, January 2010 – Present

Freelance production company for video and education services. Produce various media including ads, music videos, instructional videos. Clients: PepsiCo, Mountain Dew UK, Brando Records. Nominated for TED’s Ads Worth Sharing.

Freelance Film Industry – Multiple Positions, 2006 – Present

Worked on 60+ feature films, TV, music videos, and commercials as a camera operator, camera assistant, editor, production assistant and more. Exhibited work in 25+ international festivals. Nomination for Student Academy Award.

Unexpected Productions – Seattle – Student, Box Office Agent, January 2015 – April 2016

Studying improvisation, comedy, and performance. Completed IMPROV 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600. Customer service at box office. Ticket sales with Eventbrite.

Steve and Kate’s Camp – Seattle – Filmmaker in Residence, June – August 2015

Collaborate with K-6th grade campers to produce, direct, and edit engaging video content. Out of 40+ locations in the United States, our short films were some of few to be featured on the company’s website and Facebook page.

Mr. B’s Joybox Express – Team Cyclist, Documentary Filmmaker/Photographer, August – November 2014

Promoted the joy of music and movement while touring 1840 miles from Minnesota to New Orleans along the Mississippi River on a custom built tricycle that pulled the 385lb piano of blues and boogie woogie pianist Mr. B. While cycling, I also documented this tour that was produced by Artrain, Inc.

Camp Fernwood – Maine  – Photography Instructor, Camp Counselor, June – August 2014

Instructed six photography sessions a day at an all-girls 8-week summer camp. Taught digital and film photography along with darkroom development and printing to girls age 8-16. Participated in camp activities, meals, and bunk life. Lead outdoor field trips in Maine’s great outdoors.

TEDx UM-Dearborn – Speaker, October 19th, 2013

Presented my passions for minimalism, health, happiness, education, and travel in a talk I wrote entitled “Adventures with Minimalism and Happiness”

The Pan-American Dream – Traveler, Teacher, Media Maker, July 2010 – April 2013

Traveled by road from Ann Arbor, MI to Alaska while living in a tiny car. Raised $7000 through online fundraising. Taught free film workshops to youth. Licensed wildlife videography to NatGeo WILD. Backpacked for 3.5 months through Patagonia while filming short documentaries as the Filmmaker Correspondent for Glimpse.org.

English Opens Doors Program, Chile – English Language Assistant, June – November 2012

Taught English to elementary students in Concepcion. Lived with Chilean host family while learning Spanish.

Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute – Puerto Rico – Kitchen Staff, Photographer, Jan – May 2012

Work exchange in raw living foods kitchen. Prepared food. Worked in greenhouse. Studied natural health.

Creative Health Institute – Senior Intern, Raw Living Foods Chef, May – August 2011

Prepared food in raw vegan kitchen. Taught food preparation. Raw chef certified (Level 1 & 2).

Eastern Michigan University – Bright Futures Grant – Filmmaking Club Facilitator, September 2009 – May 2010

Developed and taught after-school film education and production at three high school sites.

EDUCATION

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor – B.A. Screen Arts and Cultures, 2008

MatadorU – matadorU.com – Travel Journalism (Writing / Photography / Filmmaking), January 2015 – Present

William D. Ford Career Technical Center – Certificate of Excellence in Media Productions, 2004

SKILLS + INTERESTS

Advanced Spanish, CPR, Apple Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Long-Distance Running, Bicycle Touring, Gardening, Hiking, Camping, Construction, Drums + Percussion, Improv Comedy, Rollerblading, Snowboarding, Soccer, Scuba Diving (PADI certified)