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I am a the Founder and Executive Producer of Alpine Light Media, a full-service Development and Production company for Film, TV and Video. I’ve written/produced and edited videos for a wide range of clients, such as The College Board, Merck, The Juilliard School and the American Alpine Club.

As a writer, I’ve served as a script and story consultant for several production companies and projects, and have several original projects in development for both TV and Film.

My MFA in Writing and Production is from Long Island University’s  TV Writer’s Studio in Brooklyn, and I hold a postgraduate degree in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (2 Year Course).

I started out as an opera singer at Mason-Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, also earning a B.A. in History. After college, I auditioned for and was accepted to the Acting program at LAMDA, where I was awarded the Lee Strasberg Scholarship, and trained for two years with directors and writers from the RSC and National Theatre.

Following LAMDA, I acted in the NY theatre and in small film projects and started to work more behind the scenes.  I was fortunate enough to direct or assistant-direct several theater productions including “The Last of Mrs. Lincoln,” “Hamlet,” and Neil LaBute’s “Some Girls” (Off-Broadway), where I got to work as acting coach to Fran Drescher.

I also began working as a video editor around this time, and after a couple years of ever-increasing freelance work, I earned a staff position at Yahoo! Studios, where I stayed for five years as the in-house producer and editor for news, financial and branded content. During that time, I enrolled in a part-time MFA at the TV Writers Studio, where I studied screenwriting with Norman Steinberg, a writer of Blazing Saddles and My Favorite Year, and Stephen Molton, a former development executive at Showtime. I am currently working on several TV pilots and other projects.

I am religiously involved with mountains and climbing, I play ice hockey when my knees allow me to, and I love travel, photography, and any combination of the above. I reside in New Jersey with my beautiful and supportive wife, who is the better-looking one in this picture:

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And on July 9th, 2014, we welcomed our son Isaac into this crazy world.

Upon entry, he wasn’t  that impressed, but he’s gotten used to it by now:

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And here is a picture of a sheep.