The Buried Badge
• This is a story about a 100+ year old sheriff's office badge that a man dug up in the woods and the journey to discover both its origins and the story of the person who wore it.
• History is one of my passions and telling this story was an awesome experience from start to finish.
• The Buried Badge won a Suncoast Emmy Award in the Historical category, which was my a huge first for me so it will always hold a special place in both my career and heart.
ImPower of Central Florida
• This video was made for the non-profit ImPower of Central Florida, an organization that provides transitional housing to at-risk youth who are struggling or transitioning out of foster care, giving them support and a safe place to live.
• It was originally created to help them raise money at their annual breakfast and it succeeded: they raised almost TRIPLE the amount they were expecting.
• These results showcase what the power of video and storytelling can do for you or your organization and the biggest advantage is that they can continue to use it as part of their promotion and branding year-round in the future.
Our Six Heroes
• This 30-minute documentary, shot and edited over a period of two years, tells the stories of six local deputies who lost their lives in the line of duty.
• The impact of this film was very emotional - one family thanked us for helping them find closure with their father's death, something they had been unable to do previously.
• It's through heartfelt stories like these that I'm able to push harder and improve my craft. I can help you tell your own story in a similarly meaningful way.
Opioid Recovery Initiative
• In this story, a former opioid addict, Jacob Spencer, and his mother take us on their shared journey of recovery from a common addiction plaguing the entire country.
• This video is part of a series of opioid awareness videos I helped create for the Seminole County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Sheriff Dennis Lemma served on the Attorney General's statewide opioid task force and this video messaging was crucial for spreading awareness and securing additional funding state-wide.
• More videos from this series can be watched here.
• #ChooseHopeStory was part of a collective effort of over 250 filmmakers across the globe to share stories of compassion and unity amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic.
• I was a very small contributor in this film, with only a few shots making it into the final piece. Even so, my involvement throughout the process holds a special place in my heart.
• Stories like this one are what I most desire to emulate in my own work and serve as an inspiration to me personally.
Additional Video Gallery
Didn't get enough above? Here are some more stories I'm proud to have told,
ranging from my present job to my time in TV news and as a freelancer.
Here's an outline of my process. Once we begin working together, we will be in communication throughout
to ensure that expectations are clear and that you find yourself ecstatic about the final result!
These are the "secret sauce" words I use to guide my storytelling.
Life is all about connections, both with each other and the broader world around us. My aim is to tell stories that connect with people deeply, on an emotional level, because that is where real depth of soul and authenticity are found.
Finding out what makes other people tick is a natural inclination of mine. This tendency lends itself perfectly to storytelling, helping me understand the entire depth and breadth of a subject so I can best capture and portray it
Everyone goes through challenges in life - it’s how we respond that defines us. Whether you’re an individual, business, or non-profit, my goal is to tell your story of overcoming obstacles to create real, lasting value for the world - no matter how big or small that may be.
Not every story is positive from start to finish, but I aim to always end on an uplifting note, a call to action that people will remember and be able to use in their own lives. The world can always use more positivity and good vibes and it's part of my job to create them!
This is the key ingredient. When it’s lacking we feel aimless in life, like a hamster spinning around a wheel. I want to work with people or organizations that are excited about what they do because that is what will always translate to the most impactful stories.
Simply put, I'm a documentary-style filmmaker who enjoys working with subjects who have stories that can change and impact the world.
My career started as a photojournalist at WTOV9, a small TV station in Steubenville, Ohio, where I "cut my teeth" in the industry covering local news and sports. Following that I worked in a similar position with WESH2 in Orlando, Florida, where I covered both local and national breaking news, including the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy, college bowl games, the 2016 presidential election, and much more. While doing all of the above I've also worked on a freelance basis shooting a wide variety of content including weddings, real estate, commercial and promotional content, and more.
Currently I'm employed full-time as the Senior Multimedia Coordinator at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office near Orlando, helping them create a powerful storytelling narrative to connect with the local community, in addition to handling live events, boosting social media engagement, and interacting with local media partners to coordinate coverage.
When I'm not busy shooting video and stills I love performing improv comedy (I can get you free tickets to our next show), playing in recreational sport leagues (frisbee, dodgeball, and kickball are my favorites), and just straight up enjoying the Florida sunshine, which is the main reason I moved here to start with.
I'm here to help tell your or your organization's great story that's just waiting to be broadcast to the world.
Don't hesitate to get in touch, ask questions about my work and the process to see if our
collaboration will be the right fit, or even just to say hello. I'm always happy to help.