Originally from Chicago, I grew up in part in India going to missionary schools and living in the Himalayas. After college on the East coast, I moved to Los Angeles.
While still in college, I had began working professionally in lighting for indie features in New York City. There I also started writing and directing plays, short films and animation. Moving to Los Angeles after graduation, I have worked as a writer in diverse mediums including video games, graphic novels, trailers, documentaries, political campaigns and animation.
Along the way, I have received quarter and semifinalist recognition from the Nicholl Fellowship for different scripts including most recently SUBCITY. Additionally, other screenplays of mine have been semifinalists or reach the top 50 in the Austin, Screencraft, CineStory, ISA Fast Track and JumpStart competitions (among others). My Pilot LOOKING GLASS won the Shore TV Competition (largest in the UK and Europe), while another MIND'S I took third place in Scriptapalooza’s pilot contest.
Most recently my pilot NEWTON won the Historical/Biopic Genre Division of the 2020 Table Read My Screenplay contest, which lead to ISA inviting me to become part of their Development Slate.
Outside of Film/TV/Media I became involved in local issues and concerns, including working to preserve Los Angeles landmarks and architecture. I was recruited to join and was elected to two different neighborhood councils, and ended becoming President of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council for three years and working with communties, businesses, stakeholders and the City of LA on housing, development and stakeholder issues. Then, I was recruited to run for City Council. Though with too little preparation and unsuccessful, the experience proved worthwhile.
Since, then I have been managing married life, developing new projects, taking care of aging parents and living in the strange new world that is the ersatz zombie-apocalypse reality-show known as ‘Covid19: The Early Years’. Despite the many franchise and merchandizing possibilities we're hoping in only lasts one short season.