I was born in Medford, Oregon, where my father worked as a journalist for the Mail Tribune, the seven-day daily local newspaper. From there, our family moved to Washington, D.C., where I grew up as part of an extended family. My parents worked as journalists for the Washington Post, the London Sunday Times, and as members of the East Wing staff during the Ronald Reagan administration.
I was educated at Columbia University, graduated from Brown University in 1982, and moved to Los Angeles in 1983 to attend the American Film Institute's Master's Program.
In 1984 I began working in the entertainment industry on a variety of projects including with the director David Lynch, including “Blue Velvet,” “Twin Peaks,” and “Mulholland Drive.” A partial list of my credits can be found by clicking here.
On July 4, 2000, I moved to Mammoth Lakes as a permanent resident. I remodeled a house and sold it in 2005, and since 2006, I have been involved in civic affairs here in Mammoth Lakes.