Greetings, and thank you for so graciously stopping by! I’m so excited to be launching this website as a platform to extend myself and collaborate with others on the journey to living an authentic, inspired and fulfilling life.
I am a stage, film, tv and voice actor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the past two years of renewed vigor, i’ve had the pleasure of working with talented and passionate agents, casting directors, directors, actors, and production crew members across the Twin Cities Metro Area in On-Camera Commercial Work, Voiceovers, Short Films, a Television Pilot, and most recently, a few Feature Films (Cineapolis).
As a Voice Actor, I work from both my home and local studios and have lent my voice to the Burj Khalifa, companies such as Medica, Nordic Ware, Longboat, Northcentral Technical College, Honey Soles and even a super cool video game character in Warframe by Digital Extremes.
My whole life philosophy is that as human beings, at our very origin, we are expressions of pure, abstract, unconditional love. That is what feels true to me. My main objective through every engagement is to be sensitive, open, and vulnerable enough so that I can show up honestly, continue learning, remain playful, engaged, and connected with others. I believe that the sum total of the universe is within each one of us. So as an actor, I see each new role as a gifted opportunity to travel and explore new aspects of myself and others with courage and non-judgement.
Born and raised in all parts of Wisconsin, I pursued my passion in the performing arts from a very early age. The Zona Gale Theatre in Portage, Wisconsin was home to my humbling beginnings on stage in the role of “gate” at age 5 in the production of “Bony Legs”. Since that spark was ignited, I’ve performed in countless plays and musicals throughout Wisconsin with the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre, Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, and the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Theatre Program.
Meanwhile, i’ve always had a penchant for entrepreneurship and technology. This manifested through different ventures such as “Popcorn Plus”, a neighborhood snack stand I operated with my friends, “The Forbidden Forest”, a non-profit haunted outdoor attraction, and “Upward Design”, a freelance web design and development film I operated for several years even through college. As an active member of the Entrepreneurship Club at the University of Minnesota, I enjoyed being around other students who had that same desire to take an idea and make it a reality. I ended up taking a brief detour from school to pursue modeling and acting in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, but then finally returned to Minneapolis and completed my degree in Entrepreneurial Studies in December, 2010.
In a fulfilling collaboration with partners Artem Kuznetsov and Mohsin Johar, together we founded Besthive, a web application development company which applied creative solutions to business problems through the use of innovative design and web technology. Over the course of 3 years, we built a successful and happy company with offices in Minneapolis and Karachi, Pakistan and around 25 employees. We celebrated the 3rd anniversary of BestHive in November of 2014 with a breathtaking visit to Karachi to meet our “extended family” in person. Shortly thereafter the company changed hands and I followed the inner nudge to pursue my creative side more fully. (BestHive Pakistan is still in operation)
I now do a lot of different things, keeping true to myself and exploring opportunities that bring me joy. Lately i’ve been consulting on web projects, driving for Lyft, audio engineering radio ads, performing in some independent film, and working as a male voice talent.
If you feel like connecting, please do so – i’d love to hear from you.