My  Bio

2009 - 2015

Joined the US Air Force Reserve served as Military Police with the 610 Security Forces Squadron

2011

Graduated from KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts with a Degree in Motion Picture Production

2011

Picked up Friendly Chevrolet as a Commercial Photography Client in Dallas TX

2013

Graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Worth, TX with a Certificate in Digital Image Management

2013

Graduated from The Art Institute of Fort Worth, TX with a Certificate in Digital Image Management

2014

Moved back to California with my wife.

2015 - 2019

Started teaching high school through the ROP teaching Video Production, Web Design and Commercial Photography

2019

Currently attending UCLA Extension Directing Certificate Program

2004 - 2009

Joined the US Army served in the 4th Brigade 10th Mountain Division 2/30th Infantry Combat Team as an Infantryman stationed at Fort Polk, La deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan

Graduated High School South Grand Prairie

1990

Moved  to Los Angeles Attended Marla Gibbs  "Crossroads Arts Academy and Theatre" in Leimert Park. 

1990

Worked as a photo double for Cuba Gooding Jr. on Boyz N The Hood directed by John Singleton 

Introduced to John Singleton at Crossroads Arts Academy & Theatre by Whitman Mayo (Grady on Sanford & Son)

1990

Cast as Darren in the film "One False Move" directed by Carl Franklin

1990

Introduced to director Carl Franklin by Whitman Mayo (Grady on Sanford and Son)

1990

1991 - 1995

Worked my way up from props to production stage manger for the Godfather of the Gospel Plays Michael Matthews. Toured the US.

1997 - 2002

Joined the US Navy served as Military Police "9545" duty stations in Guantanmo Bay, Cuba & Sigonella, Sicily

2003

Attended LACC (Los Angeles City College) Film School

1990

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