Hardworking Army veteran with leadership experience and exceptional people and communication skills. Seeks position offering opportunities for new professional and personal challenges. Self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude.


5/15 – 8/15

Director of Production Between Rock and a Hard Place

Film (Short) — Mary Meyer & Bennett Rodgers Details
5/15 – 8/15

So far I directed a 3 minute trailer which will help with funding. I'll be the director for the actual film shoot this June. I've met with both cast and crew to start preparation for pre-production.

5/15 – 6/15

Director – Promo Teaser Trailer

Commercial/Ad — Bar Sinister Films & Surly Urchin Studios Details
5/15 – 6/15

I was the creator and director for 4 teaser trailers which are helping to promote a short film written by Scott Crain of Bar Sinister Films.

3/15 – 3/15

Director of Photography (Black Magic 4K) Da Data Room

Film (Short) Details
3/15 – 3/15

I worked close with the Director, camera crew and lighting department to achieve a unique and visual look. I operated and shot the film on a Black Magic 4K camera.

2/15 – 2/15

Unit Production Manager The Rat King

Film (Short) — Surly Urchin Studios Details
2/15 – 2/15

The Rat King was apart of the Murfreesboro 54 hour film festival which went on to win 17 awards including 'Best Picture'.

11/14 – 11/14

Production Assistant The Real McDowells Pilot

Sizzle Reel — Reality/Doc (TV) — Opal Eyed Productions Details
11/14 – 11/14

- Camera Operator - Slated scenes, maintained time code and continuity - Assisted with construction and breaking down set and equipment - Grip & Gaffer

7/14 – 7/14

Director I Want You Back

Sleep Nation — Music Video Details
7/14 – 7/14

- Provided script breakdown and shooting schedule - Established set design and lighting concepts - Managed direction of principal talent

7/14 – 7/14

First Assistant Director Moonshine

Film (Short) — Bar Sinister Films Details
7/14 – 7/14

- Provided script breakdown and shooting schedule - Slated scenes, maintained time code and continuity - Assisted with construction and breaking down set and equipment

6/14 – 6/14

First Assistant Director Race With The Devil

Film (Short) — High Speed Low Drag Details
6/14 – 6/14

- Provided script breakdown and shooting schedule - Slated scenes, maintained time code and continuity - Assisted with construction and breaking down set and equipment


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Class of '14

Nashville Film Institute

Diploma in Film Production
Class of '04

York Technical College

Tele-production Technology

My Gear

  • (2 units) Dynaphos high power constant hml lights with softboxes
  • (2 units) Manfrotto fluid head 3130 pro tripods
  • (2 units) Manfrotto tripod dollys
  • (2 units) Samson UM1 wireless mic and receivers with lavs (2 uni
  • (2 units) Zoom H1 digital audio recorders with accessories
  • 2 Midland GXT wireless communicators
  • 2 shoulder mount support rigs with matte boxes and 15-mm rods
  • 5 editing computer systems with monitors and editing software (V
  • 9 assorted battery powered LED light panels with filters
  • AGK and Sony monitor headphones
  • AKG D310 omni directional vocal mic
  • Assorted stands
  • Azden 400 UDR wireless mic and receiver with lav
  • bags
  • barndoors
  • battery powered
  • Behringer headphone amp and distribution box
  • Behringer XENYX 1002B audio mixer
  • Canon S5 IS suoerzoom 12X
  • Canon 430 EX II strobe
  • Canon 60D with battery grip and 18-135 stabilized zoom
  • Canon 70D with battery grip and 18-135 STM for silent auto video
  • Carl Zeiss zoom
  • cherry wood 5029
  • Electro—Voice bullet vocal mic
  • Flycam 5000 stabilizer with harness
  • Follow focus system for 15-mm rods for Canon DSLR with whip
  • green
  • HDV digital tape storag
  • JuicedLink powered and metered mic pre-amp and mixer (DT454)
  • Konova 27 inch slider
  • Konova 42 inch slider
  • LED Ringlight with high capacity battery pack
  • Leica zoom
  • Lowell Lights 3 point Omni light set with stands
  • Lowell Lights Tota location light with stand and barndoors
  • Manfrotto fluid head tripod 3433 pro tripod
  • Manfrotto fluid head tripod 503 heavy-duty model
  • Manfrotto remote focus/ zoom controller for Canon DSLRs
  • Marley Audio Bluetooth stereo battery powered stereo audio monit
  • memory card storage
  • multi-band with headsets
  • Nikon 100-300 zoom lens
  • Nikon D200 with battery grip and 18-55 stabilized zoom
  • Nikon SB-600 strobe
  • Panasonic HMC-40 HD camcorder
  • plu
  • ProAm 4 foot jib crane
  • reflectors
  • Rode NT2 shotgun mic with dead kitty wind protector and shock mo
  • Rode video shotgun mic with foam wind shield and shock mount
  • Roland Bass Microcube battery powered high-powered location moni
  • Samson 2U USB mic with headphone monitoring
  • Sennheiser video shotgun mic with foam wind shield
  • softboxes
  • Sony A1Z HD camcorder
  • Studio 1 XLR passive stereo mixer for shotgun mics
  • Tascam 60D 4-channel audio field recorder
  • umbrellas
  • Varizoom 7 inch HD video monitor
  • Yongnuo Flashring WJ-60 constant light


  • Bar Sinister Films
  • King Author Productions
  • Surly Urchin Studios


  • 4 Years Military experience
  • 9 month hands-on film production experience