I am a writer, actor, former traveling nomad, Truth seeker, researcher, spiritual warrior, and student of Syncretism. Over the last few years on my path as an artist, I've gone through a rather empowering spiritual awakening which has coincided with the spawning of some creative writing endeavors, one being a feature film script I have penned called White Rabbit.
Hailing from Sacramento, California, I grew up near farm country just east of the Sacramento river. My family's heritage is Irish, Norwegian, Hungarian, Austrian, English, Scottish, and German. I am an 8th Generation American. My x 5 great grandfather on my Dad's side emigrated from Antrim County Ireland in 1753 and was a brigade Major in the Revolutionary Army of Virginia, serving under General George Weedon at the Battle of Brandwine in 1777.
I was born and raised Catholic and attended Catholic school my entire adolescent days. I've always been semi-awake to the idea that there was something inherently off with corporatized religion and that the literal interpretations that are taught in churches and schools were just one piece of the larger puzzle, that there was a much deeper science and knowledge beneath it all.
In late 2018, I came across the great works of Santos Bonacci and Bill Donahue, who have proven to be major catalysts in my learning that there is in fact a deeper esoteric science and imbedded spiritual wisdom found in all of the sacred texts. I have since become a student of Syncretism, which is the science of integrating and understanding all fields of human knowledge.
"Know Thyself" - Socrates
"The kingdom of God is within you." - Luke 17:21
I am an Aries Sun, Virgo Rising, Taurus Moon - born on the Aries/Pisces cusp a couple days after the vernal equinox. With my Venus and Mercury also in Aries, I have a fiery mental nature but my Rising, Moon, and Mars placements in Earth signs solidify the fire a bit, making me very practical, earthy, and grounded.
My card of Destiny is the Queen of Clubs. The card of Intuition and Self Awareness.
"You are masterful with whatever you choose to do and you are destined for success by way of the tremendous power available through your brilliant mind, generous intuitive gifts and gracious personality. You must learn to trust and follow your intuition in order to reap the benefits of this empowered life path. Your high level of intelligence and natural intuitive abilities show up in mundane ways via your innate ability for clear thinking and your great ideas. You must guard against over-extending yourself, which leads to physical and mental stress. You are independent and strong-willed and you are kind and loving. You can be very dramatic, nit-picky and even neurotic when you are stressed. Having a solid spiritual base of some kind will give you the internal balance that is so important for you. You have tremendous pride and you need to let the world see what you are capable of. Love and relationships can be challenged by your strong will, or underlying feelings of uncertainty. Balance and stability come with the engagement of self-expression. Remember – you are the Queen!"
How I got here
I grew up an athlete and was obsessed with the game of soccer. I played center mid-field, was a relentless scorer and was destined for college and professional ball. But after a series of knee injuries, and three consecutive arthroscopic surgeries, I had to give up my athletic dreams fairly early at the age of 16. It set me on a completely different path from the athlete my 11 year old self wanted to be. Losing my ability to be competitor on the soccer field led to somewhat of an identity crisis, and I got lost for a bit.
I attended Chico State in Northern California, where I managed to obtain a degree in Construction Management, with an option in Architectural Project Management. The degree then brought me to San Diego where I got hired as a project engineer for a general contractor, but due to the 2008-2009 recession I was laid off after only a year. It was a blessing in disguise, however, because shortly thereafter, I took a huge leap of faith when I flew across the world to Australia to live a year abroad on a working holiday Visa.
Working and traveling overseas opened up Pandora's box, and allowed me to find myself again. In my 20's, I would spend over a year and a half abroad, living a frugal, nomad-style life with little to no possessions, an experience that showed me the beauty of a more simple existence away from the usual trappings of society.
Traveling around Australia as well as New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Europe, meeting and making friends with hundreds of other like minded travelers along the way, was a priceless/timeless experience which has made me into who I am today.
The time away from the homeland inspired me to start a journey into the performing arts and within a couple months of being back I was performing in plays in the Sacramento area. One memorable and paradigm-shifting role was getting to play Sherlock Holmes in the play Sherlock's Last Case.
Some of my favorite on screen performers and industry influences are Heath Ledger, Keanu Reeves, Nick Cage, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Joaquin Phoenix, Larry David, Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, the Coen Brothers, Sylvester Stallone, Matt Damon, Christopher Nolan, Charlie Kaufman and Quentin Tarantino. I've been compared to Brandon Lee.
In the writing department I have been developing a feature film script called 'WHITE RABBIT', a story about a famous TV actor who gets transported to another reality, where he embodies a graphic novelist fighting for his life on the night of a dangerous deadline.
I've also been developing a TV Series PILOT called 'SHE CAME FROM THE ADJACENT', Part 1 of a Science Faction/Comedy Limited Series about a washed up 90's teen sitcom star who sets out to write his own Sci-Fi TV show based on a 100-year old book called the Hidden Republic.
I shot a Fantasy Sci-fi pilot in the winter of 2019-2020 called 'SECRET IDENTITY,' playing the role of CASPIAS, a mysterious, swashbuckling bandit. I trained weekly at AMAW Los Angeles before the lockdown.