My journey to entrepreneurship, filmmaking, and international exploration started in the US Army as a combat photographer and communications specialist. Subsequently I created content for Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, and Viacom and directed large-scale live productions at the Verizon Arena. My film projects have featured at Cannes, SXSW, Telluride, Palm Springs, and the Seattle International Film Festival, earned numerous awards and securing distribution on Netflix, Amazon and Lionsgate Films.
I studied Artificial Intelligence at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, and Machine Learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), while developing a proprietary visual recognition system. I have an MBA from Penn State University, a Master's in International Relations from the American College of the Mediterranean (France), and a Bachelor's in theater from the University of Minnesota.