It was my senior year of college that I was sure I wanted to be a writer. It has been a long and exciting journey to discover my true calling. I was born February 4th, 1985 in Pittsburgh, PA. I started acting at the age of seven. I did stand-up comedy and performed in various theater, television and film productions in both Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. I attended the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) where I studied theater performance and play writing.
In the summer of 2002, I attended the New York Film Academy’s 16mm program in Los Angeles. I wrote, directed and edited four short black and white films. I shot my films on the Universal Studios Backlot. During my senior year of high school, I took college level filmmaking classes at The Pittsburgh Filmmakers. While studying there, I made my senior project, CAPA 2003: A Documentary. It was a documentary about my high school that I wrote, edited and shot completely in black and white 16mm film.
I received my B.A. from Temple University’s Film and Media Arts Department. I studied screenwriting, production and producing for film and television. I wrote and produced my senior thesis film, Refuge. Refuge has been accepted by and screened at a number of film festivals in both the U.S. and Europe. I also produced Call Waiting, winner for Best Undergraduate Film at Temple’s Film Festival.
I moved to Los Angeles in May 2007. I was accepted into Temple’s L.A. Internship Program and I interned at the Johnson Roessler Company, LLC. I have worked on a number of film, television and commercial productions and recently worked at CBS. I have written five spec scripts for the show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and a original pilot spec script. I have also written, directed, edited and starred in several web comedy videos that have been featured on various websites such as Funny Or Die, College Humor and Rooftop Comedy. My videos have gone on to win several video competitions.