Hailing from the heartland of rural America, my childhood revolved around an obsession of listening to stories for as long as I can remember; the movies at the big theater in the city 30 miles away, the tales told by grandpa, the countless books lit by flashlight under my sheets late at night. But after earning a BS degree in biological sciences, and later a MFA in Science and Natural Filmmaking, I found the stories that I needed to tell.
Visual media wields the power to heal in the Age of the Anthropocene. The stories I film and photograph are an effort to contribute a positive change (no matter how small) towards wildlife, conservation, and people.
In the few years I have been working professionally, I have independently filmed and produced a variety of pieces for clients such as National Geographic WILD/RED Digital Cinema, The National Science Foundation, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Ocean Media Institute. Currently, I am lead cinematographer and field producer for the media unit of Mozambique's flagship conservation area, Gorongosa National Park. Here, I work on feature-length films, television specials, and short-form videos for institutions such as National Geographic, PBS, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Mozambique national television.