Sound Designer, Videographer
I’ve had music in my life for as far back as I can remember. I grew up playing piano, took up handbells in high school — touring the world in what was then the premier handbell choir — and have since dabbled in a few other musical arenas. It wasn’t until recently, though, that I discovered my true passion: production. I’d played around with various production tools since high school, but it wasn’t until late in college that I realized the glaring need for a little TLC in the sound department of most student films.
Video as a format is almost inseparable from the auditory experience. Try as you might to make a compelling visual case, it can always be enhanced with the right audio backing — or ruined by the wrong one. It is with this in mind that I construct the sound that accompanies each of our projects.
During my time at Walla Walla University I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in student film and theater, both in an acting capacity and as director and sound designer. In the fall of ’07 I was awarded an Irene Ryan scholarship nomination for my performance in The Busiebody, my directorial debut — One Tennis Shoe, by Shel Silverstein — won the audience choice award in the ’08 Festival of the One Acts at WWU, as well as Best Actor and Best Actress. In the ’10 Festival of the One Acts, I received Best Actor and Best Overall Performance, and this spring I had the honor of receiving a Meritorious Award for Sound Engineering from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for the score I wrote to accompany A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
But enough bragging in text…
You can find some examples of my material in our portfolio.