I was born in 1996 in a tiny town in northern Minnesota. In 2009, I uploaded my first video to YouTube. It was a really dumb skit about two kids who get insanely hyper after drinking decaffeinated coffee. As weird as it sounds, that video gave me a creative spark, and I have been fascinated by filmmaking ever since. Throughout my teen years, I juggled school and work as I started freelancing, shooting wedding films and promotional videos. After graduating high school, I spent half a year living in South Africa and Brazil, initially planning to attend film school after returning to the States, but in the end, I decided to take what I knew and get hands-on experience working locally.