I’m a hard working, dedicated and creative media specialist with a drive to succeed at whatever I put my mind to.  My professional media background is primarily within action sports documentary, management, as well as commercial & non-commercial production.  As an avid tinkerer and explorer of ideas, I’ve gained additional experience in operating many aspects of a business from production, management and marketing through both personal entrepreneurial pursuits and numerous clients within the action sports industry.

 

Familiar with working within tight deadlines and budgets, I have proven my ability to work efficiently under pressure to complete the task at hand while maintaining the highest possible quality of work time and time again.

 

A firm believer that no great feat can be accomplished alone, I thrive in team settings and enjoy collaborating with other professionals to the benefit of everyone involved.

Education

Master in Business Administration

Entrepreneurship & Branding. 2015 RMIT - Melbourne, Australia

Bachelor in Fine Arts

Motion Picture / Video / Theatre. 2008 MSU - Bozeman, Montana

Skillsets

 

  • Creative Direction, Producing, Management, Budgeting

 

  • Cinematography, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Sound Design

 

  • Creative problem solving, Ideation, ‘Design Thinking’ approach

 

  • Product Development, Production Coordination, Print Design

 

  • Web Development, Social Media Management

Location

Born & raised in Seattle Washington, I have lived and traveled internationally much around the Western US and Pacific Ocean.

 

Currently residing in the Pacific Northwest.

Fun Facts

  • Jazz / Funk Drummer
  • Taco Connoisseur
  • Hammock Enthusiast
  • Soul Surfer
  • Dinosaur Lover
  • Environmental Geek
  • Powder Hound
  • Tecate Fanatic

 

My Aussie friends know me as a bit of a ‘frother’, and my spirit animal is an Owl.

Experience

Freelance / Hemlock Creative LLC

www.HemlockCreative.com

Director, Producer, Owner

2014 – Present

  • After years of working within video production, I have recently formed my own production DBA to create films that inspire active outdoor adventure, with the ideals of encouraging our audience to become more involved in outdoor activities as to fall in love with our environment and be more inclined to protect it.
  • Directed, Produced and Shot a feature film titled ‘Tamashii’, a social documentary told through an action sports narrative that aims to questions our dependence on technology these days and its effects on future outdoor and social engagement.  Released December 2015; now available on iTunes, Apple TV, Vimeo OD, Amazon TV and more.  www.TamashiiFilm.com

Freelance Cinematography, Editing & Directing

2009 – 2014

  • Freelanced for various clients in actions sports, healthcare, and commercial businesses to aid them in creating videos for their marketing and internal needs.
  • Clients include ESPN, Outdoor Research, Zumiez, evo, International Menopause Society, People for the Puget Sound, and more.

Rime Elements

www.RimeElements.com

Founder, CEO

2008 – Present

  • Own and operate a successful small business that creates and distributes action sports accessories while abiding to a morally and environmentally conscious mission statement. This includes sourcing natural and recycled materials in all of our products, planting a tree for each piece sold through donations to non­profit organizations, maintaining an inspiring and positive attitude in all aspects of marketing and management, and acting as a registered carbon neutral company.
  • ­ Oversees and works to develop all aspects of product development, production and distribution on a global market.
  • ­ Developed and implemented marketing and branding strategies while maintaining a strict focus on the core beliefs of the brand, forming partnerships with various non­profit organizations, film companies, and others within the action sports industry. Position includes many aspects of graphic & logo design, website construction, print & digital ads, banners and social media management.

K2 Sports Corporation

K2 Skis, Snowboards & Skates

Digital and Social Media Manager

2012 – 2014

  • ­ Created and managed a schedule of unique content for all three brands throughout their respective seasons, which included generating the premises for content, overseeing multiple on­going productions, timing releases and outlets for each piece, and then promoting each through social outlets so that each brands online presence is maximized.
  • ­ Collaborated with the Marketing team to establish promotional goals for new products in creative ways and then seeing these projects through to completion by managing small teams of people on each.
  • Conceived and spearheaded major marketing campaign over 3 year period (2011 – 2014) to retarget the youth market through direct web content via www.K2Skeeze.com.  With a heavy emphasis on video production, this site was a revisitation to an old ‘K2 Skeeze’ magazine campaign that focused on revitalizing the brands image & presence within the ‘core’ ski market.

Video Producer [Freelance]

2009 – 2012

  • ­ Developed good working relations with K2 Skis marketing, graphics and athlete teams over several years while conceptualizing and executing various media projects ranging from product videos to web series & feature films.  They eventually created an in-house position for me in 2012.

Contour Wearable Cameras

Digital Video Producer

2010 – 2011

  • Organized and oversaw productions utilizing the Contour Camera products to expose them to various markets within action sports including Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Motocross, and more.

Poor Boyz Productions

Cinematographer, Editor

2008 – 2010

  • On location shooting in winter / beach conditions for the feature films ‘Every Day is Saturday’, ‘The Windsurfing Movie II’, and ‘Revolver’, as well as for numerous projects for partners including Warren Millers 2009 film ‘Dynasty’.