After film school, I started my career in New York City as a Production Assistant and editor. It was exciting to balance my time between production and being on set and post production and editing a project for months at a time. My first producing job was a music video for James Taylor. I moved to Los Angeles and produced music videos and commercials. Soon after, I found myself going to Nashville to produce country music videos. I met several Nashville based companies and my producing career flourished. I was producing music videos for Brooks and Dunn, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride. I have been nominated for 14 Academy Of Country Music Awards for Producer / Best Music Video and have won the award 5 times. In-between the music videos I would produce commercials for clients such as FORD, Tropicana Juice, Kraft Foods, Varilux, Kia, Jack Daniels and Blue Cross to name a few.
Always keeping busy, I moved into some Television producing specials and long form DVD's for NBC, ABC and FOX. Some of these include: THE PASSION (FOX - Produced all of the pre tape segments), Olivia Newton John-Live from the Sydney Opera house (a Live 10 camera performance based DVD), WIND IN THE WIRE - Producer for a TV movie for ABC, Rascal Flats, Nothing Like This - (ABC) a behind the scenes look of the band creating a new album. Along with numerous promos for NBC/Universal, Fox and ABC.
I've even kept up my editing skills by cutting documentaries for Wings Over Wendy's, Pioneers of the Automobile and several commercials and web series.
My philosophy has always been to create a “team” atmosphere with my production crew. Growing up, i worked in the family run dry cleaners, where my dad taught me every aspect of the dry cleaning industry. I learned to deal with the public and manage employees. I have put this same type of experience into producing. Over the years I have learned details of all equipment and I try to stay current with the latest trends in everything from cameras to lighting styles. I have made it a point to learn as much as I can from every department on a movie set or in post production. This comes in handy when budgeting and dealing with problems that arise during production. Because of my experience, I am able to aid in decisions and even think outside the box to come up with solutions to a problem. My background producing commercials, promos, documentaries, music videos and multi-camera shows has taught me that there are many creative solutions to the problems that arise in production.