I was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and moved to Burbank, California in 2010. I graduated from Pepperdine University, where I studied music composition and piano performance, and I am currently pursuing an MFA in Film and Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. My short film screenplays are uploaded in the portfolio section of this website.
I compose music primarily for films. My latest film project is a score to the 1925 silent film Little Annie Rooney starring Mary Pickford. It was broadcast on Turner Classic Movies in October and the soundtrack album is now available on iTunes and Spotify. Other scores I’ve written are uploaded in the videos section of this website.
I’ve been playing piano for twenty years, since I was three years old. I’m an expert sight-reader, and I can also improvise, play by ear, and transpose music quickly. I frequently play as a soloist, but I play piano more often as an accompanist for other musicians. I’ve served as the rehearsal pianist for choirs and productions of musicals and operas, accompanied vocal and instrumental soloists, and have been an accompanist, coach, and music director for various music programs and stage productions. I have experience playing many other instruments, including clarinet, saxophone, violin, and guitar.
I began acting professionally when I was 6 years old and I have a brief speaking role in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).