Latest collaboration: Hallowed Ground

I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment.

– WALT E. DISNEY

When I was younger, I could never sit and dream. The stories I wrote were short because it wasn't long before I stopped writing and tried to bring them to life. I loved history and art, yet gravitated towards math and science. I often refused to separate fantasy from reality, and concluded that reality is merely a shared fantasy that I was obsessed with stirring.

A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder. Fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory won.

– JOSEPH CAMPBELL

In the late 90s I was intrigued by this canvas called the internet, and at a young age accepted a job working for a web design and e-commerce company. It was here that I learned how to build a computer, program, design and solve problems for someone other than myself. This was a formative time for Google, Wikipedia and Flash—a shaping for how my generation would experience the world and, more importantly, each other. I saw a great stage being built.

Don't stick too closely to your favorite subject... It's silly to build a wall around your interests.

– WALT E. DISNEY

I went on to explore ways of dreaming and shaping, thinking and communicating. College was my playground to study many fields and meet the impassioned. I collected skills in my quest for interdisciplinary collaboration and creation. I did not want to fit in any one place. I was kindly suggested to leave a department for offending the sensibilities of a digital media professor. I created soundscapes for foley design. I was a non-theater major forming the school's only student theater group. I was a non-film student working in the department's equipment management to learn the ins and outs of every piece of cinema magic. My favorite classes were Art of the Spectacle and Arthurian Literature. Imagineering was a life choice.

...That what can be imagined can be achieved... that you must dare to dream... but that there's no substitute for perseverance and hard work... and teamwork... because no one gets there alone...

– DANA SCULLY, THE X-FILES

There's no fun creating in a vacuum, or half-assing. I see the best results when I can dive into a problem or idea with a team and hash it out together. Lone reflection is necessary to make sense of the chaos, but to collaborate is human, and I believe is the only way to make something human. And so I tell stories, stories about life as all stories are, stories that heighten humanity, until we have figured it all out or we become something else.

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

– LEONARDO DaVINCI

I throw out conventional wisdom with the shrink wrap packaging. I look backward questioning what I've seen, and forward writing the story that attempts the answer—surrounded by people smarter than me who can tell a good story.