I’m originally from Colorado, where I found a love for the outdoors and small town living. I moved to England and South Wales after high school and spent two years exploring their industrial cities and open countrysides. Once at university back in the states and inspired by the fashion I saw overseas, I founded a men’s accessory brand called Sir Wylde. For the first time I built a real brand, established cut and sew manufacturing, learned the real in and outs of running a company, and sold the company when I was a senior.
After selling Sir Wylde and graduating from college, I decided to fulfill a lifelong desire of mine to serve in the military. I commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in early 2018 and completed a year of follow on training in Washington D.C. and North Carolina. I received orders to Camp Pendleton as part of 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines the Magnificent Bastards. I completed a Marine Corps workup of training, served as the battalion's Maintenance Management Officer and Motor Transport Platoon Commander and deployed to Southeast Asia.
Throughout my time in the military I continued to keep a pulse on branding, photography, and video when time would allow. On weekends and late into the evening, I was able to create memorable projects and work with great athletes, brands, and people.
In March of 2022 I finished my military commitment and seized my newfound freedom by traveling. I visited a few of the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, and Brazil. I stayed in hostels, ate all kinds of foods, dove with sharks whenever possible, took thousands of photos, and loved every minute of it.
Once returning from my travels, I started to search for new opportunities, while still pursuing photography and filmmaking in the meantime. In the fall of 2022, I was selected as an Adobe Advocate Artist and received a small grant to bring a project to life. I decided to tell the stories of six different Veterans around the states and called the project, “After the Uniform”.
I have a passion for storytelling, building great brands, hard work, improving processes, travel, the ocean, diverse cultures, and authentic people.
Through my determination and entrepreneurial attitude, I plan to make a difference in the world.