HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR ILM?
WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY?
Marquette University – I have a BA in Broadcasting and Electronic Communication with a minor in Criminology
WHEN WAS THE MOMENT YOU DECIDED TO BE IN FILM?
From the broad perspective, I knew as a seven-year-old after seeing Star Wars for the first time that I wanted to be involved in making movies. From the more narrow perspective of my current discipline, I was working at a television station as a graphic artist, and when I was asked to remove something from several images I literally said to myself, “I’d love to find a job where I could do this kind of paint all day.”
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT ILM AND HOW DID YOU GET YOUR JOB?
I learned about ILM when I was a Star Wars-obsessed child. I arranged for an onsite informational interview with someone while attending Siggraph. I came to ILM, toured, and interviewed. They said they had technical positions available, but I was more suited for a creative position, and they would keep my resume on file. I was so sad not to have been offered a position, and was convinced I blew my one and only chance to work here. Then six months later, HR called me to interview for a position in the art department. I got the position and the rest is history.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ILM COMPANY EVENT?
Trivia Night! It’s a blast, and, it’s for a great cause.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE PROJECTS TO WORK ON SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN WITH THE COMPANY?
The Star Wars prequels, Magnolia, Mission: Impossible 3, Star Trek, Jurassic World
WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT PERSONALLY? WHAT DO YOU REALLY ENJOY? WHAT CAN’T YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT?
I love my dogs. I can’t stop talking about them or taking pictures of them. I also love traveling, reading, running, and collecting toys. (But not in that order.)WHAT FILMS INSPIRE YOUR WORK?
Star Wars, E.T., Alien, Kill Bill — it’s tough to narrow it down.