Communications Intern – Florida Animation Festival
The Amazing “Talking Pea”!
Growing up, I was always told that my mouth and the words I spoke would get me in a lot of trouble. Since then, I have made it my goal that I make a living off of the words that I say and write. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and have lived in places like Salt Lake City, Utah; Abilene, Texas; Pensacola, Florida; and all across middle Georgia. All of these places made me who I am today, an engaged and heavily motivated young man that hates losing almost more than likes winning. An avid NASCAR fan, because it teaches the important lesson that life can change in an instant, but how we react to it is what really defines us as people.
Hometown: Warner Robins, GA
Education: University of West Florida – A.A. (2018), Florida State University – B.A., English – Editing, Writing, Media minoring in Communication (Spring 2020)
Favorite Job Title: Freelance Satirist
Weird Factoid: If you name a number between 0 and 99, I can recite facts about the number history in NASCAR down to driver, sponsor, and team.
Someone You Admire and Why: I admire my father, who taught me what it meant to work hard and always love your family. A 30-year veteran in the U.S. Air Force, he was awake by 4 a.m. and home by 7 p.m. every day. I never knew why my dad had to stay so long compared to the other people that worked for him until I decided to tag along with him for one summer. It was there in his office that he explained that he was only at work until the work was done and from there he never brought work home and projected what happened that day onto the family. I admire him a lot more because now that I am working myself, I know how hard it can be to compartmentalize these things.