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A little about me:

I'm currently working as a rhetroric instructor and am enrolled in a Film Studies PhD program at the University of Iowa (previously I got my Masters in Film/TV Studies at Boston University).

I have a great appreciation for education and therapy.  Before going to grad school, I taught math, drawing, theater, music, and film classes at a therapeutic boarding school called Maple Lake Academy, where I also worked as a mentor for three years. I also worked for Treatment Solutions, LLC (for about a year, I was the Program Director at one of their residential treatment centers, called Kaizen Academy).

When I'm not working or studying, I'm very interested in film, philosophy, and writing.  I have written/compiled/edited a collaborative nonfiction book about LDS theology and film, called "Mormonism and the Movies."  I’m currently trying to publish a book project about Don Hertzfeldt. In addition, I write film reviews somewhat regularly here, and I occasionally maintain a blog called "Food for Thought." I also worked for a while on a podcast with the Open Stories Foundation as a co-host. It's called On the Other Side: Millennials and Religion.

When I'm neither working nor writing, I try to make time for other creative pursuits. On this site, for example, you can hear some of my music albums, watch my series of video essays called The Suggestion Box, and buy merchandise featuring some of my dinosaur-themed cartoon art.