Kenyon College – Gambier, Ohio, USA

Bachelor of Arts in English

August 2002 to May 2006

  • Concentration in Creative Writing
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Courses taken include: Acting and Directing for the Camera, Documentary Video Production, and Independent Study in Screenplay Writing.
  • While at Kenyon, wrote, directed and edited "The Wings of Angels," a forty-five minute short film. Involved coordinating the efforts of seventy-one individuals in total.
  • Founded and was first President of Ascension Films, the only student filmmaking group at Kenyon. Organized a juried student film festival in December 2004.
Lake Ridge Academy – North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA

August 1992 to June 2002

  • Attended academically rigorous private high school in Northeast Ohio.
Downtown Community Television – New York City, New York, USA

October 2006 to April 2002

  • Took multiple Continuing Education courses through filmmaker's cooperative in New York City.
  • Courses included: Lighting 101, Audio 101, Producing Fundamentals and Introduction to Adobe After Effects.
Cleveland State University – Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Certificate in Applied Web Design

August 2007 to June 2009

  • Courses included Flash Video Development and Flash ActionScript.
  • Courses included: Advanced JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, Flash ActionScript, Flash Video Development, Introduction to Visual C#.Net, and Introduction to SQL.
Cuyahoga Community College – Cleveland, Ohio, USA

May 2008 to August 2009

  • Courses completed include: Introduction to Business, Fundamentals of Design and Layout and Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication.
  • Courses completed include: Introduction to Business, Introduction to DV and Digital Filmmaking, and Digital Cinematography.
  • Courses completed include: Introduction to Business and Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication.
Other Activities
  • One year’s experience in the New York City film industry as an intern, production assistant and assistant editor.
  • Designed and self-published an e-book in June 2008 using Adobe inDesign.
  • Winner of the 2002 Young Playwrights, Inc. contest, a national competition for high-school-aged playwrights.