I’m a former Disney animator, filmmaker, photographer, stand up comedian, trained Rescue Diver, traveler, and entrepreneur. I am brother to 5 sisters and husband to one wife. I believe that life is what we make of it, and I intend to make my life an amazing one.
Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, either way you’re right.
– Henry Ford
I was born in Detroit, Michigan – however I’ve lived in Australia, Spain, Norway, the UK, Germany, Canada; in addition to Los Angeles (Hollywood and Santa Monica), Tempe Arizona, Orlando Florida, & Jacksonville Florida. Besides living in 7 countries, I have also visited 18 and counting. You could say that I’m well traveled. But there is still so much more to see!
Industries Worked In
I always knew I wanted to be a filmmaker, and I constantly organized shows and plays for my family – often starring one or more of my sisters. When my family finally bought a video camera in 1990 (when I was 10 years old), I immediately started making home movies. I even started a “tv series” which only aired on our tv, and starred myself and various school friends.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
― Joseph Campbell
After visiting Walt Disney World when I was 12, I learned how the Disney animators created their character by drawing them. I instantly fired my friends and sisters as actors and started drawing my own movies. When I was 13, I saw Jurassic Park and learned that you could also make characters with the computer. I set my goal to learn how to do this, and by the age of 21 I became one of the first and youngest computer animators for Walt Disney Animation!
I have since realized that I much prefer working for myself than working for anyone else. I have failed in starting a few businesses, but it appears that I finally got it right! Now I live where I want and work when I want. I don’t have to ask for permission to be sick – even though I almost never get sick anymore. I have earned my freedom, and I love every second of it!
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