I am a graduate of film school at the University of Southern Mississippi, retired from the U.S. Army in 2005 and am used to working as a member of a team. I Have worked as a Grip on features, reality, live events and music videos.


6/19 – Current

Grip The Walking Dead (Season 10)

AMC — Scripted (TV) — Circle Of Confusion Details
6/19 – Current

Working as a Company Grip on the Second Unit.

7/19 – 8/19

Grip (Rigging) Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters (Season 1)

Netflix — Scripted (TV) Details
7/19 – 8/19

I did the pre-production studio rigging and location tenting for a Netflix scripted television drama

7/19 – 7/19

Grip (Rigging Grip) Sweet Magnolias (Season 1)

Netflix — Scripted (TV) Details
7/19 – 7/19

I did the pre-production studio rigging for a Netflix scripted tv show.

5/19 – 5/19

Grip Ozark (Season 3)

Netflix — Scripted (TV) — Aggregate Films Details
5/19 – 5/19

I filled in as a Company Grip in the absence of a regular crew member for a week. My duties consisted of supporting the camera department and bending, shaping, and filtering light on a scripted tv show.

4/19 – 4/19

Grip Uncensored - Lamar Odom (Season 3)

VH1 — Reality/Doc (TV) — Swirl Films Details
4/19 – 4/19

Set up for and interview set, to include lighting, for an interview with shoot Kendrick Lamar.

3/19 – 3/19

Grip Zombieland 2

Film (Theatrical) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Details
3/19 – 3/19

I did car rigging and regular grip duties on the second unit of Zombieland 2: Double Tap.

2/19 – 2/19

Grip Uncensored - Jermaine Dupre (Season 3)

VH1 — Reality/Doc (TV) — Swirl Films / Georgia Productions, LLC Details
2/19 – 2/19

I was the Grip/Swing for a sit down interview.

2/19 – 2/19

Grip The Legend of East Lake

Golf Channel — Reality/Doc (TV) — NBC Sports Details
2/19 – 2/19

I worked as a Grip/Swing on a Golf Channel documentary about the history and rebirth of East Lake Golf Course. It's relationship to Atlanta and it's place in Atlanta history.


  • IATSE Local 479 Studio Mechanics (SM)


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Class of '16

University of Southern Mississippi

BFA Film Studies
Class of '83

Mississippi State University

BS Degree

My Gear

  • Canon 60D
  • Grip kit
  • Nova Tron Lights


  • basic carpentry
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • Forklift certified
  • Ariel Work Platform Certified
  • Basic Metal Working
  • Can operate forklifts and scissor lifts
  • Holder of a Class A Commericial Drivers License