BIOGRAPHY

Offering creative digital solutions & innovative storytelling through video.

Humans have traded stories for years – whether it be huddling around campfires, listening to the radio, watching television, or most recently, absorbing content on phones or computers. Books and writing were my chosen storytelling medium for a long time until I discovered I could share similar stories through video. I help my clients convey a variety of messages using video. Each project requires different methods of storytelling to reach the intended goal, and so I have honed my media specialties to include story creation, video editing, motion graphics and social media content curation.

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My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in film production from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and a 6-month video storytelling training at the Los Angeles Film Study Center. In 2012, my silent personal documentary, “Daddy,” about growing up with a deaf father was shown at film festivals across the country, bringing to light the difficulty and differences that deaf and hard of hearing people experience when watching a video.

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Currently, I am a contract video editor for Cargill; Monument Wealth Management; a YouTube channel, “Not Taking It Seriously”; and a podcast, “Bert and Fonx”. Storytelling does not stop at the threshold of work, it follows me home. My hobbies span across many different artistic mediums – from cooking to reading to painting, and to world-building in video games like Minecraft and Civilization.

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My deepest obsession is creating stories of heartbreak, tragedy, conquest and mischief amongst the company of a motley crew of adventuring friends in Dungeons & Dragons. I always keep the creative juices flowing, whether it’s in an edit, or while slaying a dragon in Sunday night’s campaign.