Growing up an only child in a small southern New Hampshire town, I had a lot of time to daydream. When I was young, people would frequently ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I remember always having a new answer. Whether I knew anything about each new profession I chose didn't really matter. What mattered was the intricate narrative I created of how I would get there and the life I'd carve out of each newly chosen path. Little did I know at the time, those imaginative excursions into building the varied future lives I'd never actually live were my first forays into the world of storytelling.
I moved to NYC in the dead of winter in 2015 to begin what would be a two-year mentorship with Academy Award winning filmmaker, Barbara Kopple. My time with Barbara taught me many things, but most important: always follow your gut and story always comes first. I've carried these lessons with me into my own personal work as well as the branded and commercial work I create for my clients.
My films have screened at festivals and events around the world, received Vimeo Staff Picks and have premiered, been published and shared via many online platforms, such as The Guardian, The Atlantic, Director's Notes, Film Shortage and many more. Interestingly, my actual profession, the road I traveled to get here, the life I am living, and the future of possibilities to come as I continue to write my own story as a filmmaker are none of the scenarios I imagined as a youngster, but more than I could have hoped for in my youthful mind.