My career in technology education 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 tv/film 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 made the career change to educator when I became one of the charter faculty members of High Tech High Media Arts in Point Loma. I enjoyed a long career at HTHMA where I prided myself on guiding students in using various technological applications to express theirselves artistically, and bridging the technology gap that exists among high school students in San Diego.
I’m currently a Computer Science and Project Design specialist at Del Mar Hills Academy. Here, I strive to teach students and fellow educators 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.