Starting in advertising production at 16 set me up well for getting my film degree at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Upon graduation I packed up the homestead, hitched the horses to the wagon and headed west. Best decision I ever made. All those cold winters shoveling snow, hauling wood for our wood stoves (not kidding) and mowing 2 acres of lawn at my childhood home in the countryside of Maryland taught me 2 things. One, a really good work ethic and two, I hate cold weather. Now, my life long dream of living at the beach in Southern California is a reality, plus getting to be creative every day makes all those "character building" chores worthwhile. So, yes dad, now you can say "I told you so".