I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up mostly in the Midwest with a short jaunt to Alberta, Canada in the late 70s. Attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, lived and worked in Sweden for a year, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in 1994. I studied Theatre Arts with an emphasis in acting. This is where I got my first taste of filmmaking, which really forced me to re-evaluate the whole acting thing, because through film I felt like I was able to use my voice to speak to an audience directly.
After obtaining my BA, I worked in London, England for a bit so that I could spend time in my favorite city following my favorite band, Suede. Now broke, I returned to Green Bay, WI where I had attended high school to work at WFRV-TV. I worked at the CBS owned station for five years starting as a PA and ended up working as a Director, Technical Director, and Editor.
I wanted to continue my desire to make films and went to film school and received my MFA in Film & Video Production at Columbia College Chicago in 2007. Two of my grad films, "I Hope, Grandmother" & "Heather" went on to score some film festival success and viewings on PBS in Wisconsin and Illinois.
I continue to pursue my passion for filmmaking in whatever way I can. Currently, I freelance edit and work on shows like Gangland for the History Channel and on independent films in Chicago. I love to edit and it's the one aspect of filmmaking that I thoroughly enjoy. I love the challenge of putting the picture puzzle together. I wouldn't want to do anything else.