In High School my parents recruited me as the boom operator for the corporate videos and documentaries they were producing with a small production company in Tacoma Washington. They built a sound booth to record voice overs that I would cram drum sets into and record 4 track sessions with my high school band. My dad taught me about microphones and lights and how to mix audio. My mom taught me about scriptwriting and how to use your voice to guide your writing. They even talked me into doing a stint as a traffic reporter for Traffic Net in the Tacoma area. Not sure how that happened. It was the start of my career in broadcast media and I didn’t even know it. I was sure I would be a scientist somewhere counting birds or building a robot but that didn’t quite work out at Evergreen. I moved to Bellingham to go to WWU but a funny thing happened one day.
My first TV Station job was in Bellingham Washington at KVOS TV. The chief photographer and I spent the summer shooting a one hour documentary on water quality in Whatcom County. I was the field audio/grip/production assistant/truck driver. He called me one day out of the blue, well I had put in a resume but thought I didn’t have a shot, and said “what are you doing right now”. Luckily I had just quit my job at the gas station and was home to get the call. I worked at KVOS for 9 years! We covered Bellingham and Vancouver BC. I worked as a Grip, Studio Cameraman, Video Editor, Segment Producer, Sports and News Photographer. I finally left KVOS in 1994 and moved to the big city…Seattle.
Since then KSTW, KIRO, KOMO, KING. Modern Marvels, Gardening With Ciscoe, Northwest Backroads, and Northwest Skiing. ESPN, FOX Sports, NHK Japan, Pac 12 Network, NBC Sports. I have pretty much covered all broadcast TV here in the Northwest.
Corporate events at Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Gates Foundation, Merrill Gardens, The Seattle Aquarium, lots of corporate work. Bill G even had me to his house to hang for his dads birthday…well not exactly but I did shade cameras outside in a tent while they were dancing on a dance floor built over the swimming pool.
Latest projects include: The US Open Golf tournament at Chambers Bay, Bugging Marshawn Lynch, spending a lot of time learning lua code to make mobile apps and switching large conventions on a big ol grass valley.