2019 Master of Fine Arts - California Institute of the Arts
2013 Bachelor of Arts - University of Denver
2012 Study Abroad - Queensland University of Technology
2018 Walt Disney Imagineering
Participant on WDI CalArts Educational Initiative 2018. One of sixteen students selected to participate in an intensive, six-week Blue Sky Idea Development process with WDI. Under the mentorship of Imagineers, students worked in groups of four to develop a project from an initial idea to final presentation, and pitched to Walt Disney Executives.
2017 - Present GameMakers Founder
Founder/President of Game Makers Club at CalArts. 40+ Active Members, leading/managing creation of twelve finished games in 2018-2019 academic year.
2016 - 2018 CalArts Student Instructor
CalArts Community Arts Partnership. Leading a group of middle/high school students through production.
2010 – 2016 Director, Editor
Trails of Hope and Terror the Movie. 5 International Awards (Canada, England, Ireland, France, Italy). 13 National Awards | 34 Additional Film Festival Showings. The film is currently in distribution.
2012 – Present Artist
DLT Creative Productions LLC / V1 Films. Documentaries, Recitals, Concerts, Short Films, Headshots. Self employed. Helped with maintaining self discipline and motivation to continue necessary funds to continue my education.
2009 – 2015 Digital Media Instructor
University Of Denver. Teaching video and sound software to college students, AV and Classroom Support.
Awards and Recognition:
First Place / Award Winner:
Cine Miami Fest || (In)Justice For All Film Festival || Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes || United Latino International Film Festival
USA Film Festival || Social World Film Festival
Equality International Film Festival || Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival || Long Beach Indie International Film Festival || SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York - Social Justice Film Festival || I Will Tell International Film Festival || Georgia Latino Film Festival || Marda Loop Justice Film Festival || Immigration Film Fest || Viva! Latino Film Festival NYC Int;l || Albuquerque Film Festival || San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Princess Grace of Monaco Nomination 2018
Passions and Avocations:
Cosplay || Managing Game Development and Production || Problem Solving || Rhythm Games || D&D || Writing Music || Karaoke || eSports || Puns || Hiking || Go Karts || Breakfast