I've been a storyteller pretty much all my life.
As a child I wrote fiction with a higher message, then poetry and music through my teens, research in college (except I enjoyed it), and finally journalism where my career began. I picked up a camera for a paycheck for the first time in college, but my earliest memory of shooting is snapping pics with my dad's Canon SLR during a trip to Colorado. I fell in love with visual storytelling.
When I got hired as a videographer at a TV station in South Alabama, I quickly garnered a reputation as a reliable and proficient shooter. Later, I launched a small company with a friend producing commercial and corporate videos. Then I stepped in front of the camera for a job as a TV news reporter. Officially: a multimedia journalist. A one-man-band tasked with shooting, writing, editing and presenting stories on a daily basis for broadcast and online consumption. Along the way, I picked up some habits to increase efficiency, but I kept my sense of wonder at the many ways creativity can be injected into every step of the process.
Recently I launched Red Mountain Films.I've been blessed to have the opportunities I've had to tell so many incredible stories, but there are so many stories I still want to write, shoot and tell. Luckily, that's exactly why Red Mountain Films exists.