About:

I have a Bachelors Degree in Radio/Television Producing from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University.  I am currently working as the Director of Football Creative Video Services at Northwestern University.  This position allows me to be very involved with the team on a daily basis.  Each week I’m able to create features for the Northwestern Football website as well as highlight videos for the team.  I’ve been able to greatly improve my skills shooting and editing video as well as creating still and motion graphics.  It has been a great opportunity for me to conceptualize projects from start to finish and really be in charge of the entire video production process.

In addition to working at Northwestern I’ve been able to work for United Center TV and the Chicago White Sox as a part of their video board crews.   I create various graphic elements for the stadiums video boards as well as working as a part of the game day production.  I have created replays using EVS and ran various stationary and wireless cameras for Bulls, Blackhawks, and White Sox games.

Previously I was able to work as a Broadcast Employee for the Chicago Bears.  I was able to shoot games from the sideline, features for TV shows, and studio productions.  As an editor I composed pieces for Chicagobears.com, various Bears TV shows, and the Soldier Field video board.  I was able to work alongside some extremely talented people and learn many different skills and techniques.

After I graduated I worked as a News Photographer/Editor for the Des Moines’ CBS affiliate, KCCI, and was able to experience all aspects of the production process.  I also worked for the Iowa Cubs on the Video Production Team for two seasons.  These positions gave me a great start and an environment to grow as a producer and editor.

 

  Career Goals:

At this point in my life I am still open to many different career paths.   I have gotten the chance to work with and learn from numerous talented individuals.  I am excited to see where all of the experience I have gained will take me.  I have ran my own creative video department at Northwestern, produced numerous features for the Chicago Bears, created graphics for the White Sox, and been a part of the United Center TV scoreboard crew during game day productions.  After working on all of these different projects I’ve realized that I truly enjoyed participating in all of them.  I love working with video.  Being a part of the team that puts together a game, TV show, newscast, or documentary brings pressure, but I enjoy knowing that there are thousands of people out there who are happier because of the work that I’ve done.  I love working in sports and know that someday I would like to have the chance to lead my own production team.  Right now I plan to continue gaining as much experience as I can and try to continue down the path I’m on.  I can’t wait to see what opportunities present themselves to me in the future.

 

Athletics:

Sports have been one of the most important aspects of my life since I was a little kid.  I was a three sport athlete in high school, playing football, basketball, and baseball and was a team captain on each of them.  I elected to play football in college and decided to attend Drake University.  I played Tight-End for four seasons and during the process learned a lot about the importance of having a strong work ethic and working as a team.  These are traits I feel I can carry over into my professional life after football.  I have been a sports nut for my entire life, not only watching games but competing at a Division I level.  I am confident that my past athletic experiences will give me an even greater chance to be successful in whichever field I choose to pursue.