Being "native" means something here in Colorado, and I am more native than many. Born in Colorado Springs, grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, studied mechanical engineering at Bradley University, worked in Germany for a year and half, then nine more years in Crystal Lake, IL for the Eisenmann Corporation. Left the corporate life and became an independent window cleaner before fulfilling the lifelong dream of living in the mountains. In between engineering and moving to Crested Butte, CO, I studied animation arts at Harper College in Palatine, IL, but did not quite complete the certificate. 2003 presented an opportunity to start a business working with video and film-making, which I have been pursuing at various levels ever since. I know the pressure of working live events, as well as the pressure of meeting tight deadlines while working with various crafts and and the film-making structure. I have solved innumerable production and post-production problems and my clients are happy.