Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
I’m an adventure seeker and dream chaser. I’ve always been that way since I was a kid. I love movies and knew from an early age that I wanted to be an actor.
My mother raised me and we were poor so movies were my escape. I loved how you could go anywhere and be anything. Since then it’s been my ultimate goal.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I’m very fortunate to have had many amazing experiences in my life that shaped who I am today.
I was an Alaskan fisherman for almost 5 years, joined the Navy and became a special forces SWCC operator, and was lucky enough to serve time at DEVGRU. If you know you know. If you don’t, do some research. I’ll leave it at that.
I’m the bassist for the rock and roll band electric mud, I’ve got my 100-ton Yacht captain’s license. So I’d say I’ve got a great collection of skills and experience that puts me at different kinds of advantages simply because of all the opportunities I was able to learn and benefit from.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
I remember it was Christmas time and I was watching the first mission impossible and I was so enamored by it I knew right then THAT’S what I wanted to do.
Then I went on the roof and was unscrewing the bulbs out of our Christmas lights acting like it was a secret mission.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
Probably my biggest challenge getting through SWCC training.
I was a little older than most that tried (28) but that actually worked to my advantage. These 18-year-old kids watch a movie or play a video game and think they want to be in special forces, but when it’s time to get cold, wet, and sandy everything changes.
My mind was already hardened from Alaska, but it was still a challenge just to stay consistent. I mean imagine waking up at 4AM, getting out of your bed and your boss leading you to the beach, and telling you to jump in… every day… in winter.
That will break anyone who’s not fully determined and committed to succeed in achieving their goal.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level… who would those 3 people be?
I respect Tom Cruise’s work very much. His consistency in turning out great films, let alone the physical side he puts himself through. Very impressive.
Christian Bale is another big one for me. He is able to adapt to any role or environment. It’s inspiring.
My health is a major factor in my life. Staying healthy, strong and getting juicy pumps in the gym I believe is the key to life. That’s what I call ABP or always be pumping. That and MMA. No ones been a better example of that than Mike O’Hearn. Watch what that guy is doing and go do it. I’d love get a pump on with him.
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