Who I am and why I'm here!
I was born and raised on the Big Island in Hawaii, attended High School in Crawford Texas, and have been living in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1995. I am a filmmaker, musician, an actor, producer and pretty much a Jack of all Trades. I love the arts and am really jazzed to be doing what I am doing!
This is actually a long time coming for me. I have envisioned The Root 66 since around 2000 and am extremely excited to be watching my dreams come to fruition. Please take advantage of the networking opportunities available here. I envision a site that helps artists of all types, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, etc., to network together and create more vibrant and inspiring art of all genres. If you take a look at the blog posting on The Root 66 member page, titled "In the beginning...", you will get a good idea of what we are shooting for.
Additionally I run a landscaping business that is participating in the push toward a greener tomorrow. One of our main focuses is Rain Water Harvesting. This is just one of the many ways that we can all try to do things in a manner more in harmony with our mother earth, instead of attempting to conform her to our will. Anyone interested in learning more should drop me a line and I will gladly step onto my soapbox.
Below is a bit of my experience that has led me to this point in my life. Hope you enjoy and while you are here, don't forget to "Get your kicks on THE ROOT 66!"
The Root 66, April 2008 to Present, Owner/Creator/Producer/Publisher
Root Brothers Landscape and Design, December 2006 to Present, Owner
Mine That Bird the Movie (Feature Film based on the story of the horse from Roswell, New Mexico that won the 2009 Kentucky Derby as a 50/1 long shot.): Mine That Bird the Movie, LLC, Partner, Production in 2011.
Financing Your Film (Film panel comprised of leading industry experts advising on the production pitfalls from Development to Distribution.): The Root 66, April 2010 to January 2011, Producer
The Root 66 LIVE! (Live Music Television Program): The Root 66, July 18, 2009, Producer/Gaffer
The Gorgeous Vengeance League in The Jupiter Bar (48 Hour Film Project):
Albuquerque Motion Pictures, July 11, 2009, Gaffer/Key Grip
Jordan (Feature Film): Culpepper-Williams, August 4-31 2008, Key Grip
Green Globe Festival: Festival supporting Alternative Energy and Resource Conservation
August 16, 2008, Creator/Director
Preschool’s A Bitch: Duke City Shootout, July 26-29, 2008, Electric & Grip
Man VS. Cartoon (Television Shoot): Pilgrim Films, May 14-15, 2008, 2nd AC
Rhymes N Times (Children’s Educational Video): Rhymes N Times
April 25-27, 2008, Gaffer
United States Cyber Command Documentary: Albuquerque Motion Pictures
March 28, 2008, 1st AC
New Mexico Workforce Connection Industrial: Albuquerque Motion Pictures
March 14, 2008, 1st AC
Free Speech Zoned (Music Video Shoot): Dogone Pictures, August 5, 2007
Cross Winds Commercial (Commercial Shoot): The Root 66, April, 2005
Producer/Writer/AD/Casting/Locations and just about all below the line duties.
The Panavision 6 Tour of New Mexico: Flicks on 66, July 14-21, 2004, 1st AC
Break Out: Duke City Shoot Out, June 2004, Grip/Extra
Transmission Magazine (Music Magazine), November 2002 to January 2004
Sales Manager/Event Coordinator
New Mexico Showcase (Band Competition), October 24-31, 2003 (Annual Event)
NM Brewfest (Music Festival), January 2002- March 2005, (Bi-Monthly Event)
Dave's Mobile Productions (Concert Production Company), July 1997 to October 2000 Assistant Stage Manager/ Local Crew
University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, January 1997- May 2001
Dual Major: Bio-Chemistry/Sign Language Interpretation
172 Semester Hours, GPA 3.46 out of 4.00
Camera Assistant I Class, TVI (now CNM), Fall 2003, Instructor: John Grace
Crawford ISD, Crawford, TX, August 1984- May 1987