After graduating from SSU and while continuing to pursue a career as an electrician/master electrician/light board operator, I decided to get into shape and found myself training in circus arts, specifically aerial performance apparatuses. I was then talked into auditioning for Marvel Universe Live, a touring live stunt show. I was hired and spent the better part of the next three and a half years touring the U.S. and Western Europe as a stunt performer. After finishing up with the show, I moved to L.A. to pursue film stunts. A few months after that I was called away to work as a performance rigger on Marvel Universe Live 2 where I worked for 6 months. I then came back to L.A. and have been here for a year and a half–pre-covid– hustling to get stunt and rigging work. Covid stopped everything, and filming has only just started happening again around here.
Even though I graduated from SSU as a Technical Theatre Major, the program always emphasized a balanced knowledge of tech, acting, and dance. This foundation translated perfectly into aerial performance, and then to stunts. A couple of moments that probably (unwittingly) set me on my path, were working with Kristen Daley in Block where she complimented me on my movement ability and when Tony (Professor Bish) talked about his past work, shared about the time that he lit his hand on fire, and his interaction with ZFX and Flying By Foy.