STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Fine and Performing Arts
Phone: (510) 577-9100
Started at O'Dowd:
BA Cinema Production - San Francisco State University
Why I Teach:
I teach because I love to share my passion for visual storytelling. Photography and filmmaking are life-changing activities that have taken me places I never could have imagined.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Photography and video are more important than ever before. Today, everyone is a creator, and I want O'Dowd's students to be the best, most innovative creators they can be.
"Pick a flower on earth, and you move the farthest star." -Paul Dirac
The most viewed photograph in history is the default wallpaper from Microsoft Windows XP.
Recommended visual media:
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
The Florida Project (2017)
Come on, Come on (2021)
Ru Paul's Drag Race
Some recent faves:
All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
The Gold Finch - Dona Tartt
The 57 Bus - Dashka Slater
Remembrance of Earth's Past (????) - Cixin Liu
Dog Man: Mothering Heights - Dav Pilkey
Hobbies or outside interests:
In no particular order: 3D printing, drones, motorcycles, hiking, raising two amazing kids, photography, video games, guitar, and about a zillion other things.