My passion is to inspire and educate others through documentary and educational media. What do I teach? All kinds of things from video production and photography to design and online marketing. I also share stories with the world through documentary films, a passion that started in high school.
I grew up in San Dimas, California and my biggest passion as a kid was baseball. Later on, I studied film and television production at Loyola Marymount University. After graduation, I shot, edited, and did motion graphics for hundreds of corporate and non-profit videos. Next, I moved to Berkeley where my wife got her Masters in Social Work at UC Berkeley, and I made videos for their public affairs and educational technology department. A few years later, we eventually settled back down in the most excellent San Dimas.
In 2012, I created my very first online course. Through consistency, persistence, and quality, over 400,000 students have enrolled in my courses. Video School Online became my brand and home. Our courses have become best sellers on many of the most popular online learning platforms. Through this experience, I started the Online Course Masters podcast where I train people how to teach their own online courses.
Today, I spend most of my time helping students, creating new content, helping friends with film projects, and brainstorming my next documentary project.