Camera OP/DP/Director/Editor. Interested in all aspects of filmmaking. Highly motivated to bring my abilities, vision, and creativity to a production team. Versed in all aspects of documentary production. Looking to branch out more into narrative work.


12/15 – Current

Director (Editor, Producer) The Reel Teens Pittsburgh Pilot

Reality/Doc (TV) — Steeltown Entertainment Project Details
12/15 – Current

Oversee the development, production and post production on a teenage centric newsmagazine/reality show filmed in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Trained and managed teen crew members who served as both talent and below the line positions on the crew for the show. Collaborated with the show's producers, the teenage crew members and the editing team to develop the visual style as well as the segment content for the show.

2/16 – 2/16

Cinematographer Hand Me Downs

Film (Short) — Carnegie Screenwriters Details
2/16 – 2/16

Worked with the Director on blocking scenes and worked with the key grip and the director to craft the visual look of this short film. Served as A Camera operator.

1/14 – 11/15

Director (Director of Photography, Editor) Our Way Home

Film (Theatrical) — Seeds of Hope: A Military Related Non-Profit Details
1/14 – 11/15

Work with producers to schedule interviews with military veterans, their families, and others who can speak about the affects that military related ptsd has on families, Screened and hired key crew members. During shoots served as Director of Photography, during post production serving as the editor of the project.

1/15 – 8/15

Camera Operator (Canon xf100, Sony Ex1, Canon C100) Pittsburgh Thunderbirds 1

Internet — Sports (TV) — Profectus Creative Details
1/15 – 8/15

Cameraperson for the inaugural season of the American Ultimate Disk League team, Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. Responsibilities include game day cameraperson for all home games played in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, as well as filming promotional spots for the Thunderbirds.

5/15 – 5/15

Director of Photography (Canon C100) The Open Heart Sizzle Reel

Film (Short) — Big Block Digital Fund Details
5/15 – 5/15

Filmed exteriors, visuals and interviews for a Sizzle Reel that will be used in multiple capacities (to raise funding, to entice possible actors, to be used in a future EPK) for a feature length film that has been green lit for production, tentatively titled "The Open Heart."

11/14 – 4/15

Camera Operator (Panasonic xf100) Abandoned Souls Pilot

Sizzle Reel — Reality/Doc (TV) — Hombre Terco Productions Details
11/14 – 4/15

Followed characters and documented their activities for a ghost hunters style reality television pilot. Filmed broll images per list that was pre-determined by the director.

9/14 – 9/14

Co-Producer (Assistant Camera, Data Manager) Untitled Thomas Starzl Documentary Project

Sizzle Reel — Reality/Doc (TV) — Laura Davis Production & Steeltown Entertainment Project Details
9/14 – 9/14

During Pre Production recommended Camera package for production, set up rentals and returns from all equipment from vendors, set design and art department duties to build backgrounds for interviews. During production served as assistant camera, data manager, and on set gaffer.

9/14 – 9/14

Assistant Camera (Red Scarlett) Styx

Film (Short) Details
9/14 – 9/14

Build camera for shoot days, change lenses, pull focus. Set up and break down tripod, dolly, steady Cam. Slated takes and positioned lights. Managed memory cards and file dumping.


  • The Ronald W. Frisch Staff Professional Development Award


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Class of '03

St. Vincent College

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication - Media Studies

My Gear

  • Basic Grip Package
  • Canon C100
  • Canon t5i
  • Manfrotto 503 tripod
  • Panasonic GH2
  • slider
  • Sony ECM77 lav mic
  • Various lenses for cameras


  • SEMPTE-Pittsburgh


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Apple Compressor
  • Apple LiveType
  • Apple Motion
  • Budgeting
  • Final Draft
  • Grantwriting
  • lighting for film and video
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • non-linear video editing
  • Set Design
  • Sorenson Squeeze
  • Sound Recording
  • technical directing