Welcome!

Use the navigation menu at the top of your screen to browse content that I've written, drawn, or recorded. Or use the social media links at the bottom of your screen to get in touch with me.

A little about me:

I'm currently working as a teaching assistant 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, 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."  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 to draw, paint, or take photographs.  I've got a shop wherein you can buy merchandise featuring some dinosaur-themed art I've made.

I'm also interested in music, and have recorded some jazz piano/vocal songs.  Occasionally I've collaborated with other musical artists, like Court Mann, Jake Ziemba, Lottie Elizabeth Peterson, and Alex Vincent.

 

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