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About Me

I grew up not far from Portland, Maine, went to Connecticut College, and then lived in New York City before COVID. Currently I'm an intinerant minstrel, sometimes in the Northeast or North Carolina, and sometimes somewhere else entirely.

In college, I majored in Classics with a concentration in Classical Languages (Latin and Attic Greek), but I also completed significant coursework in Chemistry and Math.

I was a kid who loved completing his GenEds. Intro to Social and Cultural Anthropology changed my worldview, Intro to Eurasian History reframed how I think about empires and the Mongols, and Time-Based Digital Art gave me my first experiences with editing moving pictures and sound.

"A jack of all trades is a master of none,

but oftentimes better than a master of one."

When I joined, a healthcare tech company, I built on a limited knowledge of computer science and coding concepts to complement my more qualitative position in the company. CompSci 110 was a class I took for fun in my first year at Connecticut College, but the knowledge I gained there was an invaluable foundation for my operational contributions to

After working at for a couple of years, I decided to study film editing at The Edit Center in Dumbo, Brooklyn. I thoroughly enjoyed the intensive study of Avid and the opportunity to cut real films under the supervision of real editors and with feedback from real directors.

I’ve done a few different things since the intensive. I worked with some incredible people at Gardens of Distinction, caring for plants in public and private gardens across the West Village. I've also been lucky enough to work at a boat yard, as a barista, and in a couple awesome bike shops, all with some pretty fantastic humans.

I had the opportunity to work on pre-production and production for a couple of shoots with and Lindsay Lohan. I recorded sound in studio shoots, shot a lot of behind-the-scenes footage, and did anything I could find that needed doing. I helped capture a couple of excursions outside the studio during our two trips to Dubai, when the team decided to go skydiving and dune buggying with Lindsay and’s CEO.

These days, I'm looking to help craft stories that change minds and advance positive social change. I'm on the left of our Overton Window, and I believe in rational, Enlightenment-style policy and political discourse.

I have a commercial drone pilot license as well (FAA Part 107 UAS General), and I'm open to Real Estate, advertising, and political work.

Elizabeth C. Evans Prize

"The Elizabeth C. Evans Prize is named in honor of a former member of the Connecticut College classics department. It is awarded each year to a student who, in the opinion of the classics department faculty, has done exceptional work in classics."