...about me...

...a little help in understanding who you're dealing with...

    This page is meant to give a few more details about me than my home page. So let's finish what we started. There is no time like the present, so let's start with what is currently important to my life. I am in the second and final year of my Masters degree at the University of Florida. When the smoke clears and I walk across that stage I will have a Masters of Arts in Mass Communication. I am specifically studying documentary film and video production. Early on I knew that producing documentary films is what I wanted to focus on and I'm probably the only nerd who dreamed of working in the documentary field while still in high school. I am presently producing my thesis film and have some great working experience already on my resume. The most notable places I've interned are the PBS series Frontline and National Geographic. I am employed as a graduate assistant by the Telecommunications Department in the College of Journalism and Communications. I teach labs in Electronic Field Production and Television Series Production. The latter is a really cool class, we are developing a new student run television show.

    Now that the present is out of the way I'll let you know a little more about my past. I am from the Jersey shore, hence the nickname Jersey Dave. New Jersey gets a bum rap as being some filthy place, but I can't imagine a better area to have grown up in. I am the third of four children. I'm extremely proud of each of my siblings and where they are today. Without getting into a bunch boring details, they have each distinguished themselves in their preset situations. My mother is a true saint. Time and time again she has put her children ahead of herself and for that I am forever indebted to her. Recently she flew into Gainesville to care for me after I underwent jaw surgery. I dreaded the visit, but now that she has left I realize just what she did for. My father is lawyer and has worked on some high profile cases. He represented Mary Beth Whitehead in the Baby M Case. I mention this particular case because it convinced me that I never wanted to be an attorney. Before this case I dreamt of following in my fathers footsteps, a very significant moment in my life and one reason I am where I am today. My father has always worked for what he has believed in first and money last. His commitment to justice has molded me into the crusader I am today. So all blame rests on his shoulders...just kidding.

    It seems like time to wrap this up. I consider myself a lucky person. I have great friends, a wonderful family, and a great outlook for my career. I don't put much stock in material possessions, that is evident by my wardrobe. What I do put my faith in is the relationships I have with others. I know I would be nowhere if I didn't have the help of the people around me. This sentiment is what drives me so hard. I want to repay those I love by being the best possible person I can be. I am moving from Gainesville soon and it is going to be extremely difficult to leave all I have behind. But new places mean new relations. It will also mean a new chapter in my life...I'll let you know about it sometime.

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