Education

  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa - Bachelor of Arts, major: Cinema and Comparative Literature, minor: philosophy (2011)

  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois - Master of Fine Arts degree, Digital Cinema Production (2021)                                                                

 

Selected Filmography

  • Making Beethoven Proud, 9 min. director, 2021

  • What Goes Up, 6 min. director/screenwriter/editor, 2015

  • The Man Box, 4 min. director/screenwriter/editor/producer, 2013

  • Man Mail, 5 min. director/screenwriter/editor/producer, 2013

  • The Story of a Generation, 8 min. director/screenwriter/producer, 2011

Professional Experience

  • Questar Entertainment - Manager of New Titles/ Director and Producer of Original Content, August 2020 - present 

  • Barstool Sports Chicago - Senior Video Producer, March 2017 - July 2019

  • Sears Holdings Corporation - Video Producer, November 2015 - September 2018

  • DePaul University - Graduate Assistant/Digital Media Instructor September 2013 - June 2015

Honors and  Awards

Awards:

  • Nominee Best Editing, Premiere Film Festival (2019)

  • Nominee Horror Short Award, Blackbird Film Festival (2017)

  • Winner Gold Award Best Director, Los Angelos Horror Competition Summer (2016)

  • Winner Gold Award Best Original Score, Los Angelos Horror Competition Summer (2016)

  • Winner Platinum Award Best Cinematography, Los Angelos Horror Competition Summer (2016)

  • Winner Platinum Award Best Editing, Los Angelos Horror Competition Summer (2016)

  • Commendation, Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival (2016)

  • Winner Best Short Film, Horror in the Hills (2016)

  • Winner Best Sound, Horror in the Hills (2016)

  • Nominee Best Music, Horror in the Hills (2016)

  • Nominee Best Sound, Chicago Horror Festival (2016)

  • Nominee Best Atmosphere, Independent Horror Movie Awards (2016)

  • Nominee Best Horror Short, Genre Celebration Festival (2016)

  • Winner Silver Award Best Editing, Los Angelos Horror Competition Spring (2016)

  • Nominee Best Narrative, Chicago Shorts Festival (2014)

  • Winner Best Editing, Premiere Film Festival (2013)

 
Official Selections at the Film Festivals/Screenings/Participation in Professional Events:

  • Official Selection New York Science Fiction & Supernatural Film Festival (2017)

  • Official Selection Blackbird Film Festival (2017)

  • Official Selection Los Angelos Horror Competition Spring (2016)

  • Official Selection Genre Celebration Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection Independent Horror Movie Awards (2016)

  • Official Selection Chicago Horror Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection Horror in the Hills (2016)

  • Official Selection Red Ditch Halloween Film Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection Los Angelos Horror Competition Summer (2016)

  • Official Selection Hamilton Film Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection Chicago Paranormal Film Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection Lake Erie International International Film Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection Bloodstained Indie Film Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection Chicago Shorts Festival Dramatic Narrative Finalist (2014),

  • Official Selection Student Shoot-Out of Chicago (2013)

  • Official Selection Premiere Film Festival (2013)