“How now, spirit! Whither wander you?”
Born and raised in Maryland, I am a video editor, an author, cosplayer, Shakespeare enthusiast, cinephile, and all-around geek. At age three, I was quoting The Wizard of Oz; in college, I started reading screenplays and exploring indie film; and in 2017, I self-published my first book, Resistance Rising: A Genre Wars Novel. That project was inspired by the web series Genre Wars, for which I also wrote the screenplay.
I work as a video editor and writer for DUO Media Productions, an award-winning, full service media production company in the Washington, DC area.
As such, I am also a part of DUO’s sister company, Star Wipe Films. Star Wipe has been producing short films for over ten years, balancing between larger, independent projects – such as Apocalypse Rock – we participate in film competitions, including the 48 Hour Film Project and the 72 Hour Film Fest. Our film, Sophia won Best Professional Film and Best Cinematography in 2017, and Free Climb took home the Best Acting award in 2019.
My backstory: I graduated Cum Laude from Stevenson University with a Bachelor’s in Film/Video. I produced my first short film, The Stranger, in June of 2010; I also wrote the screenplay (adapted from the book), directed, and edited. I have worked as Script Supervisor , Videographer and Editor. Films credits include: Enemy of the Reich, Sally Pacholok, The Rangers, Book Smithed, The Great American Wheat Harvest, and more.
I worked five consecutive summers for the School of Creative and Performing Arts – an organization specialized in the education of film, acting, dance and photography for young adults.
I currently live in Frederick, Maryland and love it here. When I’m not working, you can find me dreaming up my next cosplay, or reading, writing, and scheming at the local coffee house.