Working as a filmmaker and business owner for the past 14 years has taught me the importance of connecting with people and the world around me, to see every moment and interaction as an opportunity to learn and grow. I love sharing what I’ve learned with others. I’m a believer in common ground. There is nothing like a good story, honestly told, to unite people across town, or across the globe. I’m also a passionate explorer. I think of it as my job to get inspired by stories in unlikely places, uncovering details and moving past simple stereotypes. Everybody has something great inside of them if you listen carefully. I love sharing stories in an effort to build momentum and pride.
When I speak to an audience or teach a class, I apply the same principles. Explore, find likeness, listen. I strive to share my enthusiasm and perseverance with my audience in an honest and relatable way. I hope to inspire people to care for the world around them and for the people in their lives. To live out their own story with inspiration and passion for what they do.
I am a filmmaker/photographer, former competitive skateboarder and snowboarder, video store owner, coffee shop owner and high school film production teacher. I now own and operate Voortex Productions. I consider it a privilege to help people learn how to get to the essence of their message, and how to authentically showcase the stories in our lives.