experience working with kids
I was raised in quiet Goleta alongside my family of eight. Our family homeschooled, and my five younger siblings and I had the privilege of being taught by our mother. As an artist, she inspired me to experiment within the medium.
I began with music, studying the drums and then later classical and jazz piano. Along with music I discovered drawing, painting, and creative writing until I found my passion in film. Homeschooling provided me with an unique opportunity to pursue film while allowing me the time and resources necessary to excel scholastically.
At age 14 I attended Santa Barbara City College to study film production where I wrote and directed multiple class films, one of which was accepted into the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. For my work I was awarded a scholarship for "Outstanding First Year Film Student." I later graduated with honors, earning an AA with a 3.91 GPA.
Afterwards I was accepted into the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, which has an acceptance rate just under 5%. There I teamed up with brilliant filmmakers and industry professionals to further my knowledge and inspiration for telling stories through the visual medium of film. In 2017 I graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Film and TV Production.
I have since worked on two major blockbuster films: Pacific Rim Uprising and the Dwayne Johnson film, Skyscraper.
Working with kids
Being the oldest of six kids, I have been accustomed to working with younger children. Five years ago I started working as our home church's youth group leader, and our group consisted of 15 kids ranging from 10 to 17 years old.
During the 2016-2017 academic year I joined USC's Residential Education program as a Resident Assistant (RA). I oversaw a floor of 23 freshmen students and was a resource and a helping hand to them throughout the year.
My mission in film is to promote biblical principles in an eclectic way and to inspire people with hope. Below is a sample of the content I love to create.