Video Editor. Storyteller. Learner. Seeker.
I am a seasoned Video Editor currently based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, while maintaining a part-time residence in New York City and having a welcoming abode in Seattle for my occasional stays. With an extensive portfolio of editing expertise spanning numerous years, I have honed my skills in industry-standard software such as Premiere, Final Cut Pro, and Avid.
My professional journey has led me to a diverse array of environments, including prominent post-production houses, in-house advertising agencies, on-set productions, and the comfort of my own living room. Notably, between 2011 and 2013, I committed to frequent commutes between Detroit and Boston in pursuit of my craft. Subsequently, my career path led me to Seattle, where I embarked on a flourishing freelance career, predominantly collaborating with tech giants Microsoft and Amazon. In 2021, I returned to my roots in Michigan, where I have continued my freelance pursuits while discreetly exploring the ideal full-time opportunity.
Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of editing a wide spectrum of content, encompassing broadcast commercials, industrial videos, corporate presentations, web content, and documentaries of varying lengths. To me, editing transcends mere technical work; it is the art of assembling a complex puzzle while simultaneously weaving a captivating narrative. It's not just a profession but an unwavering passion that infuses each editing session with an enjoyable and positive atmosphere.
Beyond my professional endeavors, I am a fervent enthusiast of the iconic television series Twin Peaks, channeling my passion into crafting and selling niche fan art on Etsy. Additionally, I take pride in orchestrating fan events dedicated to the show, exemplified by my pivotal role in planning a noteworthy premiere party for Twin Peaks Season 3: The Return in North Bend, WA in 2017. My creative pursuits extend to knitting, sewing, and curating a collection of vinyl records, while my musical interests manifest in my occasional cello performances. As a dedicated member of my local Fraternal Order of the Eagles, I contribute as a Trustee, overseeing social media management and webmaster responsibilities. My most cherished moments are spent with my two school-age sons, and I am currently embarking on a journey to learn both German and Scottish Gaelic, embracing the challenge with enthusiasm and determination. Gaining fluency in these languages is yet another piece in the intricate puzzle of my multifaceted life.