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National Geographic director and correspondent. Director of "Warlords of Ivory," the premiere episode of National Geographic's 2015 relaunched Explorer Series. Nominee for outstanding cinematography in the 2016 News & Documentary Emmys.


5/16 – Current

Senior Producer Explorer

NATGEO — Talk Show (TV) — National Geographic Studios Details
5/16 – Current

Create field segments for National Geographic's flagship documentary series. Travel and direct feature content at domestic and international locations. Stories range from 8-12 minutes and air as part of a 25-hour weekly series on the National Geographic Channel.

5/16 – 8/16

Senior Producer Explorer 2

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV)
5/16 – 8/16
10/15 – 5/16

Director Continent 7 1

NATGEO — Talk Show (TV) — National Geographic Studios Details
10/15 – 5/16

Director, cameraman, sound for the first ever series shot in Antarctica. Filmed a remote expedition on the Ross Ice Shelf for 6 weeks; lived on a U.S. Coastguard Ship for 8 weeks, and on a whale research boat for 5 weeks. I was 1 of 6 people who went to Antarctic for National Geographic's to create a 6 hour series.

3/15 – 5/15

Director of Photography Explorer 1

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV)
3/15 – 5/15
5/14 – 1/15

Director of Photography (Canon C500) War Ivory

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV) — National Geographic Studios Details
5/14 – 1/15

Extensive field production in central, east and west Africa as well as the United States and Vietnam. Cinematographer and producer following an illicit criminal investigation from its source to a kingpin. Embedded with National Geographic’s 2014 Explorer of the Year, field and story produce a one hour special.

1/14 – 5/14

Senior Producer Archaic Festivals Pilot

Reality/Doc (TV) — Red Bull Media House Details
1/14 – 5/14

Secure a 15- person crew, a create shooting script, liaison with Red Bull creative executives in pre-pro and production and lead the field team and direct talent. Pilot was given a green light to produce 5 subsequent episodes.

8/13 – 1/14

Director (Canon C300) Freelance Director

Nat Geo Video — Internet — National Geographic Studios Details
8/13 – 1/14

Writer, director and editor of video content for National Geographic Magazine. Short films appear in the iPad and online editions of the magazine. Responsibilities include: developing story ideas, generating budgets for approval, directing and shooting field material, and providing edits to the executive staff at National Geographic Video.

8/13 – 11/13

Senior Producer New York City Marathon

ABC — Sports (TV) — ABC Sports Details
8/13 – 11/13

Oversee production of a hosted sports desk daily show shot in the Timex Media Center. Work with the executive producers to manage a team of 35 crew members. Deliver 150-minutes of programming that profile pro athletes and local heroes.



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Class of '06

University of Minnesota

Bachelors of Applied Science/Environmental Education

My Gear

  • 5-Foot Slider
  • Canon 16-35mm 2.8 Lens
  • Canon 24mm Cinema Prime Lens
  • Canon 50mm Cinema Prime Lens
  • Canon 70-200mm 2.8 Lens
  • Canon 85mm Cinema Prime Lens
  • Canon C300
  • Lectrosonics L Series
  • LR Receiver/LT Beltpack Transmitter
  • Sachtler Video 20 S1 Tripod
  • Sony A7S


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  • Reality
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  • Television
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  • Video Editing
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  • Videography