My career in the media arts began at San Francisco State University, where I graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast and Electronic Media in 1999. Upon graduating, I worked in Los Angeles for a couple of years, first as a freelance production assistant, then settling in as a segment producer for Surf Channel, an ill-fated action sports network start-up. After a year of editing video footage of other people enjoying exotic places and the life of adventure, I decided it was my turn. At the demise of Surf Channel, I took off for six months and sailed aboard Condesa, a 39-foot ketch from the Kingdom of Tonga, to Australia, by way of the Fijian Islands and New Caledonia.
Happy to be on dry land again, I set my sights on San Diego, my home of many years. I worked as a freelance video producer and editor before landing a staff position as an Associate Producer/Editor at Imageworks. I enjoyed three years at Imageworks working with great clients such as: Coca-Cola, KPBS, SDSU, UCSD, Dimension One Spas, The Department of Justice and The CA Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (yes, cop training videos.)
I’m proud to be one of the original employees of High Tech High Media Arts. One of my main goals at HTHMA is to share what is most rewarding to me about media arts — using various technological applications to express one’s self artistically. Another goal of mine at High Tech High Media Arts is to bridge the technology gap that exists among high school students in San Diego. I want to teach my students that technology is something to be embraced — something that can enhance our ability to communicate and allow us to express ourselves in ways previously not available.
When I’m not working, I enjoy doing anything in, on or around the ocean, reading, and spending time with my wife, Amy, and our daughters, Sage & Kristen.