Photo by Greyson MacAlpine.

As a young child, I had a fascination with storytelling and film. I would shoot short movies on a VHS camera and my “actors” were Beanie Babies voiced by yours truly. Advancements in technology allowed me to use the computer to edit my movies and other content.

Early on in my career I filmed a random idea I had for a video and posted it to Youtube. Within a week it was on the front page of Digg just when Digg was a big deal, and then all over the internet. Even Ashton Kutcher — the #1 most followed person on Twitter at the time — Tweeted about it. Needless to say, I was hooked on creating web content.

Since then I've had the opportunity to work with a number of well-known companies and have created numerous web videos that have generated an incredible amount of views and buzz. All together, my videos have been viewed over 10 million times and have been talked about on Yahoo! News, Wired, CNN, Good Morning America, Gizmodo, and other major news publications and blogs.

My career has allowed me to cultivate and mature a number of skills sets while also opening up doors to connect with amazing artists and leaders. Most of all, I love utilizing the internet to create content that people will enjoy and learn from. That’s what got me started in the first place. 

So thank you, Digg and Ashton Kutcher.