I got bit early by the creative bug. My earliest introduction to working in mass media was at 88.3FM WDGC, where I was an on-air talent and disk jockey back in an era when disk jockeys actually had disks. I jumped over to the TV side of things at Cable 99, where I was a cameraman, editor, technical director, director, and engineer.
I jumped over to media production classes at Columbia College before moving to Northern Illinois University where I graduated with two degrees, one in English with a Japanese studies minor, and one in media production with an art minor. Somewhere in there I spent a year studying Japanese at Kansai Gaidai in Osaka.
After three years with the JET program, I transitioned to the life of a freelancer, based here in Tokyo. I’ve shot for Otsuka Seiyaku and GE Japan, and worked as a lighting designer and assistant for other photographers in Tokyo.