Writing is as necessary to my life as breathing is.
I’ve always loved writing, in fact, growing up my favorite holiday gifts were books and stationary. I remember many childhood summers spent in libraries and warm quiet evenings sitting outside writing down thoughts and stories. However, I never saw myself pursuing writing until much later down the road. The class that forever changed me was an Intro to Screenwriting course that I took as an elective while completing my general education. It was an instant click. I knew that pursuing a career in writing was what I was meant to do, no matter the long road that lay ahead.
I transferred to Chapman University and studied at their Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in screenwriting. While at Chapman I was selected as a Marion Knott Scholar which allowed me the opportunity to be mentored by Emmy-nominated director Donald Petrie. Upon graduating from Chapman I started work as an assistant to a motion picture literary agent at Paradigm Talent Agency where I learned how the entertainment industry runs and what it takes to write, sell and eventually produce an amazing script. Every day I make sure to write something. It’s not always pages towards one of my screenplays (although it should be), sometimes it’s a poem, or short story, or a jumble of thoughts spawned on by the day. I write because it’s what I love and I hope you enjoy what I have to say.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde