“At Navigate, I handle video production and editing along with animation—anything from a commercial for broadcast, short clips for online, or long-form videos used for capital campaigns. One thing I love about Navigate is the opportunity to expand my role into production management: choosing the right talent for on-camera roles, hiring freelance crew members for shoots can make all the difference in the final product.
I love music and travel. Thankfully, my family shares those same interests, and together we love to experience live shows and road tripping to see them. I have been a musician for as long as I can remember and have been able to share the stage with many different types of players. In college, my band The Voice (named long before the TV show) recorded four original disks of music and played all over the country. I still have a band of my own and enjoy playing music with friends and co-workers. Experiencing new places and cultures is very interesting for me, learning how others live and in some cases helping to enable others to live better has been awesome. I think that giving time and effort to help others is important.
Family or background: My girlfriend, Katie and her daughter, Emma
Education: BS in Communications/Broadcasting from Hope College
What’s your favorite movie quote? Pretty much all of “Strange Brew”
What’s the most unusual job you’ve ever had? Hmmmmmm Boat poop pumper-outer?!?!
Who is your alter ego? Adam Clayton
What are three things you enjoy doing in your spare time? Slappa da bass, travel, concert road trips!
Favorite beverage? Anything with an umbrella in it
Worst movie of all time? Gili
Favorite book? Bias, by Bernard Goldberg
Favorite spot you’ve travelled to? Iceland
Toilet paper over or under? Over. Duh.