It must have started in third grade.  One day I was bored and found an old Panasonic camcorder in my mom’s closet.  My curiosity left me determined to find out how to use it. I started running around my house and backyard shooting little clips of anything and everything I saw.  I fell in love with that camera and I guess the rest is history. I never stopped playing with cameras.
I am a filmmaker, photographer, and storyteller from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.  I currently attend UNC Chapel Hill and study photo and multimedia journalism. I am an outdoor enthusiast. I love mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. I am also a religious Christian and my faith influences every aspect of my life.  I view film and photo as a way of telling the stories that I feel need to be heard.  My craft goes beyond nice visuals.  It has became a way for me to connect to others and with every story I tell I hope the human interest is captured above all else.
Awards and Recognition
Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia National Championship Finalist
Hearst Journalism Awards Innovative Storytelling and Audience Engagement- 3rd Place
2016 Boone Film Festival- 1st Place
2020 Craft Editing Telly Award
2020 Silver Internal Communications Telly Award
2020 and 2019 Craft Videography Telly Award
2020 Bronze Employee Communications Telly Award
Carolina Covenant Scholar​​​​​​​
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