I'm a present day media producer with a past in architectural and environment design.
I grew up in suburban Henderson, NV where the most inspiring things were either in books or on the TV. Being short-of-hearing, I would combine the two by watching TV with subtitles. We didn't have cable, but my parents took my sister and I to Blockbuster or the Warehouse every Friday to rent movies. I remember perusing the florescent-lit aisles and subconsciously memorizing movie covers while learning how to judge a movie by its cover. This shallow trait would later pay off and also become the basis on how I currently choose my wine.
As you might have guessed, my parents are foreigners and this reflected on their movie taste. When my children's movie was over, they'd let me watch their movie with them if the rating was appropriate. In the likes of Juliette Binoche and Gerard Depardieu, I noticed differences between the relatively understated visuals and dialogue of my parents' films compared to my over-saturated picks of Space Jam, Flubber, and Kazaam : Pig in the City.
Years passed and I went on to graduate high school as one of the top nerds of my class. I studied architecture at an awesome college in San Luis Obispo but made my parents nervous by jumping right into media production as soon as I graduated. I didn't want to disappoint my parents who had supported me all throughout college, so I dropped media and found a job in architecture.
I worked at a traditional architecture firm in Pasadena as a marketing coordinator for a year before making my way into the world of entertainment design. For the next 4 years, I worked in 2 studios designing themeparks, museums, brand experiences, and even launching a toy dinosaur. My resume and portfolio became populated with architecture / graphic / furniture design, art direction and master planning. I noticed that each new job was causing my joyous experience of media production to slide off the bottom of my resume.
At just the right moment, I found a muse - a talented film maker that would invite me onto projects. I dove right in and immediately learned a lot about the production and post-production processes. I took this newfound knowledge and invested in a Sony a7s and a Phantom 3 Pro drone. These two would come along on many trips with me as I started to travel more frequently.
I currently enjoy a balanced diet of film, photography and environment design and am interested in collaborating with other creatives in these fields.