My enthusiasm for film and production started on YouTube. I marveled at the ability to make videos and easily connect with others around the world by sharing my life and experiences. I learned how to edit and produce, write and direct, distribute and market, all by having a bit of fun and sharing my story. This experience allowed me to work in various positions relating to social media and marketing.
Seven years after my first YouTube video, I am still making video content, but am starting to expand my love of storytelling to include other mediums too. I have launched my own independent podcast, produced several university television specials, hosted and presented for a credited news company, and kept my passion for film and television alive by spending the last three years in the U.K., where I have gained industry standard skills and experience from one of England's top creative universities.
Through my time at University, I was able to gain experience in all roles relating to film and television, especially producing which became an instinctive role for me. I was able to utilize the television studio in order to produce student led sitcoms, game-shows, and live musical performances, (all of which can be found on my show-reel).
I was also able to gain experience hosting and presenting in the studio. With a background in theater, I was happy to learn the in's and outs of presenting. Weather it was live magazine shows or daily news briefings, I was happy to step in. This experience in presenting and video creation led me to work for a fact based news start-up, where I was able to jump start their YouTube channel, implementing a "Weekly Recap" series.
I am interested in the role that media seems to play in education and learning. Weather through artistic or factual media, all media has the potential to inspire, provoke, and elicit feelings of connection. My mission is to elevate people through media, to bring others to a higher sense of awareness by utilizing the strongest forms of media and communication. I want to educate through entertainment. I want to inspire through innovation. But most of all, I want to connect people with a higher purpose and sense of connection.