Video Editor. Storyteller. Nerd.
I am a Video Editor currently based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with 20 (TWENTY?!!!) years of experience in Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Avid. (Let's never talk about that large number again...)
I spent most my career in Metro Detroit and Seattle working in many settings: including post houses, an in-house ad agency post-house, on set, and my own living room. Between 2011-2013 I frequently commuted between Detroit and Boston for work. I then moved to Seattle where I worked freelance mostly for Microsoft and Amazon. I also spent a year working with musician John Neff on a documentary about his former band Blue Bob. The documentary was later sent a cease and desist by the other member of the band - director David Lynch. Whoops! You can see the trailer for the work in progress ill-fated documentary on my reel.
Broadcast commercials, industrial videos, corporate videos, web content, and documentaries - long, medium, or short format ~ I've done it all.
To me, editing is the chance to put together a puzzle and to tell a story at the same time. It's not just a job to me, but my passion. It's fun! I feel I can bring that into my editing sessions and make the process a positive experience.
Other things about me: I LOVE the television show Twin Peaks and make nerdy fan art about it, which I sell on Etsy. I also plan and execute fan events for the show. In 2017, I helped plan a party for the city of North Bend, WA for the premiere of Twin Peaks Season 3: The Return. I produced the event, decorated, created props, and designed/ made a Red Room for the event. I knit, sew, collect vinyl records, play cello (not well). Weekly, I produce, edit, and am "talent" on a podcast about the 80s TV show Dallas called "The Ewing Barbecue Podcast". I am a Trustee with my local Fraternal Order of the Eagles. I also run their social media and am their webmaster. I spend as much time as I can with my two school-age boys, and am currently trying to learn German and Scottish Gaelic, glé mhath!