I am an independent writer/director born and raised (mostly) in Norfolk, Virginia. My love for film was cultivated by countless trips to the NARO Expanded Video Store only a few blocks away and spent my summers participating in the local 48 Hour Film Project.
In addition to graduating from Kenyon College with a double major in Film and English, I attended a semester program at the Film and TV Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. From writing and directing short films and studying literature to directing theatre productions like Rocky Horror and American Idiot, I've embraced a holistic approach to storytelling. I capped my studies at Kenyon with a thesis film (Her Kind) inspired by and in response to the poetry of Anne Sexton - also the subject of my written thesis in English.
After graduation, I spent a year and a half working on a cattle farm in Illinois and as a video producer for local and federal political campaigns in New Hampshire. Inspired by the work and approach of Wim Wenders, Chantal Akerman, and Yasujiro Ozu, I am interested in building empowered, free, and collaborative creative spaces and making films that feature a variety of stories told in a unique and cohesive visual language. My favorite film of recent is Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still.
I am currently based in Austin, Texas attending UT Austin's MFA in Film Production program.