What is your most memorable Suffolk moment?
I always loved the WSUB showcases, walking to class on Beacon Hill, and eating cannolis in the North End. But my most memorable moment was meeting my future wife (Kara Buckley, BS ’08). We met in our sophomore year, both lived at 150 Tremont Street, and we’re getting married in July 2014.
How has your Suffolk education helped you get where you are today?
At Suffolk, I had my first experiences with looking deeply into the meaning of media, how media affects society, and the importance of storytelling. All of these experiences helped build who I am and how I approach a project now. It’s hard to give one specific example because what I learned at Suffolk in and out of the classroom had such a holistic effect on me.
Describe the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding part for me is the creative development. It’s really fun to come up with ideas and see what’s possible, uninhibited by the realities of budget and clients.
What are your future goals?
I’d like to keep making commercials and work with bigger brands. Eventually, I’d like to make feature films and work in television. I’ve been in awe of movies my entire life and the current era of television we’re in, with shows like “Mad Men” and “True Detective,” is storytelling at an amazing level.
What do you enjoy doing when not working?
Skateboarding and traveling – sometimes at the same time. One of my favorite things about traveling is spending time without a cellphone and the internet. It’s incredible how much you can experience when you’re not distracted.
What is your favorite meal?
Lobster roll from this place in Oakland, Maine. My grandma would take me on my birthdays growing up. It has one and a half lobsters in it.