Protect Carrizo Plains National Monument

Cheseboro Meadow

Sender One Games and Grand Opening 

The Cobblestones and the Temporal: Climbing in the Santa Monica Mountains

Cargo Builders 

Reel August 2015

This is my first reel highlighting some of my projects I have already shot and others soon to come.

*Music By Yuri Miyauchi and Marc Putnam*


The Tunnels

Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains, The Tunnels are a grouping of sandstone boulders, ranging from laybacks to overhangs. With Malibu Creek making its way to the ocean, The Tunnels have been shaped by aquatic forces. What has been left behind are inspiring lines that have drawn us to climb these boulders. The beauty of this place has long needed to be shared. From that, this short has been born. The Tunnels is the first episode of what will become a comprehensive visual presentation of the rock climbing in the Santa Monica Mountains.


National Geographic Young Explorer

I made this short for a Nat Geo Young Explorer grant which he is currently working on in the Santa Monica Mountains.

The Endeavor

If you're looking for an all-around performance with comfort, this is the shoe for you. The Endeavor gives you power and precision exactly where you want it.

The slightly asymmetrical toe shape comfortably follows the natural line of the foot, and the shoe has an innovative triple fork webbing system for custom fitting. With its unique features and super solid construction, the Endeavor will meet and exceed your high expectations as a great all-around climbing shoe.

The two-piece tongue is made out of a breathable mesh for comfort and ventilation. The tongue contains PoronĀ® memory foam and an open cell sponge to absorb pressure from the straps.

The front of the shoe is constructed from a special synthetic micro fiber to help maintain its original shape, and the back half of the shoe is made from natural leather for breathability and comfort.

Fully lined with 100% organic hemp fabric to minimize stretch while simultaneously minimize foot odor.
Moisture-wicking, split-leather footbed for comfort and a custom fit for your toes.

3D, injection-molded, full length polyurethane midsole for torsion rigidity and precision edging.
Super sticky, 100% butyl Butora F5 rubber sole.


Butora

A unique, Colorado-based climbing shoe company that partners directly with the shoe manufacturer. Our shoes are carefully handcrafted to maximize functionality while simultaneously providing for extreme comfort, and with a decade of experience developing quality climbing shoes, we let our shoes speak for themselves.We are Butora - a unique, California-based climbing shoe company that partners directly with the shoe manufacturer. Our shoes are carefully handcrafted to maximize functionality while simultaneously providing for extreme comfort, and with a decade of experience developing quality climbing shoes, we let our shoes speak for themselves.


Reflections on Identity: Jewish People of Olympia

When I first moved to Olympia, Washington to attend The Evergreen State College, I knew little about the city itself and seemingly knew even less of who I was. I was only 22 and it was the first time I lived away from home. At first It did not dawn on me how much intuitively I knew that aspects of my life personally were going to change but I did not have any idea how or why.

Over the years I spent in Olympia, I became sensitive about my cultural heritage, which in a single event culminated in a very difficult experience. The memory is still very clear in my mind. My brother and I were driving back to our house, located near the Evergreen campus, wanting to explore, we decided to take a path that we hadn't before. Right as we were about to make back to Evergreen Parkway, coming around a bend in the road, we saw it flying high in front of what looked like a broken down home. It was a Neo-Nazi flag which is composed with the confederate flag as the background and the swastika perfectly centered. That moment instilled a fear and connectedness I never have felt about being Jewish.

The intentions behind Reflections on Identity: Jewish People of Olympia, was to create a dialogue about a vastly complicated subject. Topics from what its like to be Jewish in Olympia to the effects of the middle east conflicts define our people, our heritage and in a town where such few jewish people live made for a perfect conversation to have. Each interview covers varies topics and is intended to simply highlight a small aspect of what it means to be Jewish in Olympia. Given the timing of this project, I was able to make connections with the Olympia Jewish community Both at The Evergreen State College and the greater Olympia area.

In making this documentary, I have realized that there is not one mode of thought about Jewish though there are similarities in all of our stories, linking us to our lineage. The isolation of the Olympia Jew brings us closer to our roots, friends and family because we do not have the distractions of a larger community, providing us the ability to create what we want to see and be. I have learned to be proud to be apart of this community, to be proud to be Jewish in Olympia in 2013.


This is a multimedia project I created for my Documentry Photography class at The Evergreen State College


This short was made for our Indiegogo launch. Surface and Symbol (the band that I am in) finally recorded it's first album.