After a major detour in life I returned to my passion for animation, but I never strayed too far from my love of cartoons and storytelling. The "detour," where I wrote scripts for television and radio commercials allowed for me to direct a series of animated spots. Simultaneously I wrote a half dozen feature length scripts (one was optioned), authored nine books, and I'm currently taking on every roll from story and art to direction and editing as I create an animatic (digital story book) series based on my children's picture book, Lair of Forgotten Bears. My aim is to join a studio's Story team, doing my part to realize characters and worlds, which enrich the imaginations of children and take them on fantastic adventures.
Currently taking on every role in the process (from pre- to post-pro) to create the animatic cartoon series for children, “Lair of Forgotten Bears” (www.LairofForgottenBears.com), but it’s my mission to join a team driven by passion to create ground-breaking work with story and character.
I’m the author of nine books and the illustrator for six of those.
I’ve written a half dozen scripts. One, my science fiction adventure., Next Rest Stop Earth was optioned in 2017, but never produced. In 2018 I directed my sci-fi short, Clickbait.
As the creative team lead I was responsible for writing television and radio scripts, directing commercials, crafting creative briefs, overseeing quality control, and most importantly — making sure my team was challenged and proud of the work we produced. Advertising had the fast-pace atmosphere I crave, allowing me to continuously learn from my team and problem solve on-the-fly.
I was honored to be asked to teach Introduction to Advertising and Senior Portfolio with a focus on concept at my alma mater. This ranks as one of my greatest accomplishments, not only because I was able to teach, but because my students inspired me and pushed my creativity every week.