I ADMIT IT—I’M A MUSIC NERD.
I was born into a musical family. My dad was one of the top studio violinists in LA and I studied violin, cello and guitar. My favorite piece of music as a kid was the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Pretty dissonant music for an eight-year-old!
ASKING QUESTIONS TO FIND THE RIGHT EMOTIONS.
Then I discovered composing. As a composer, my job is to find out how you want your audience to feel emotionally before I start writing. I never want to assume I know what your vision is so I’ll ask you a lot of questions—sort of like a psychologist figuring out this musical puzzle. Then I can create music that emotionally connects the viewer to the story.
Besides my deep understanding of traditional orchestral music, I also love how technology, samples and computers have added colors, sounds and possibilities to my musical pallet and imagination. And the really cool thing is, all those classical theory, harmony and orchestration rules still apply, no matter what sounds I’m composing with.
PASSIONATELY SUPPORTING DIVERSITY.
I’m passionate about diversity and inclusion. It was an honor when Kat Gordon, founder of the 3% Movement, asked me to score the first 3% Sponsor Thank You video eight years ago. I’ve continued to score 3% conference videos and advocate for the Movement as a labor of love ever since.
A FEW OF THE CLIENTS I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH…
Nike • Cheerios • Nissan • Lexus • Infinity • Toyota • Hyundai • VW • Enterprise Rent-a-car • 7 UP • Coca Cola • Microsoft • Clorox • Invisalign • Philips Sonicare • CALottery • Nestle • EA • DirecTV • Dreyer’s • Kellogg’s • Sempra Energy • Hardee’s • Energizer • Sutter Home Wines • Fetzer Winery • UPS • Foster Farms • United Way • Human Rights USA • Lifetime • Hallmark • Dateline • Animal Planet • ABC • NBC • ESPN • OWN • CNN • Nation Geographic • Sonoton/APM