I’m a freelance cultural anthropologist and videographer who grew
up in Western Canada. I went to the University of Southern California to study visual anthropology for graduate school where my research interests included youth culture, urban anthropology, and immigration. My dissertation addressed ethnic identity issues for Samoan teenagers living in urban California.
Since graduating I have worked as an applied anthropologist, doing medical market research, public interest messaging, and workplace anthropology and I have also worked as a videographer-- using the camera, for research, documentaries, and promotional videos.
Even though I live in Brooklyn now, I still love to be in nature. I strive to find a balance between the stimulating multiculturalism and energy of the big city and the undescribeable sense of belonging that I feel when I am in nature. My wife and two cats face this same struggle.