The roots of my media career can be traced back to when I was a senior in high school, but my fascination with TV, radio, and newspapers goes back farther than that.

As a shy and quiet kid growing up in rural Indiana, traditional media was magical and my “window to the world.” From educational documentaries on our local PBS station to news features in our area newspapers, the foundation for my worldview was built on the work of dedicated media professionals who valued quality storytelling above all else.

Now I want to return the favor.

I have continued to call northeast Indiana home – it is where I feel I can make the greatest impact at the moment.

Currently I work for PBS Fort Wayne as my main gig (plus I do limited side video production work for Purdue Fort Wayne Athletics). In my free time, I’m wrapping up four years on the board of directors for Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) in June 2021.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past decade, there are many great stories to tell in Fort Wayne! I’m looking forward to seeing how I can continue to contribute over the next few years!

“The Man in the Arena”

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. “

Excerpt from the “Citizenship In A Republic” speech, Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, 1910