I grew up in a small town in Utah called Salem. My passion for music began when I started playing piano, beginning at age five. My musical endeavors have allowed me to travel much of the world, and have introduced me to giants in the industry, including two oscar-winning sound producers and engineers – Michael Hedges and Nigel Scott for their work on The Lord Of The Rings.
P R I VAT E P I A N O I N S T RU C T O R : S A L E M , U TA H ; 2 0 0 3 – 2007
The time I spent teaching piano was a tremendous opportunity for me to develop vital skills; how to convey the right messages to effectively instruct and educate students, but also how to develop my personal sense of responsibility, reliability, and self-management.
COMPOSER: “SAINTS AT WAR: VIETNAM”, OREM, UTAH; 2010
Saints At War: Vietnam is a documentary written and directed by independent ﬁlm director Ryan Haldeman. It chronicles the experiences of Latter-Day Saints serving in the Vietnam war and relates them to their Christian faith. It was the ﬁrst project I was paid for and the ﬁrst published movie sold in stores which I was affiliated with.
COMPOSER: “2 HOURS”, SPANISH FORK, UTAH; 2010
2 Hours is a ﬁlm on which I collaborated with director Michael Ballif. It was a no budget post-apocalyptic thriller short ﬁlm. Despite its lack of ﬁnancial backing, it has garnered very positive critical review. It was also nominated for Best Original Score by the Salty Horror Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah – home of the much respected Sundance Film Festival.
COMPOSER: “END OF AN EMPIRE”, OREM, UTAH; 2010-2012
End Of An Empire is a big budget, hollywood produced ﬁlm currently in pre-production. I was given the opportunity to write music for the elements relating to pre-production, and scored to storyboards, animatics, interviews, and other behind-the-scenes material. Notable people involved in this project are Zach Thomson, who worked in the camera department for James Cameron’s Avatar, and Richard Taylor, founder and director of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital LLC – the brilliant special effects company whose work on The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, King Kong, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Hobbit trilogy has earned them multiple oscars.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC, 2012
Proﬁciency in the following music editing programs:
Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Finale, Garageband, Sibelius,
Soundtrack Pro, Mainstage, Adobe Soundbooth.
And the following non-music software:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere
I also have extensive experience with recording and producing, as I founded a band a number of years ago which had a number of wonderful opportunities to perform, including an invitation to perform on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City, Utah for over 3,000 people.