Where are you from and what inspired you to become a television writer?

I grew up in Hayti, Missouri a small town with not much to do besides read or watch TV. I loved to watch shows like Star Trek (Next Generation and Deep Space Nine respectively), Dawson’s Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I developed a strong desire to control what I was seeing on television and as a kid, whenever I didn’t like what was going on in my favorite shows, I would make up stories that I wanted to see. I started writing them down eventually and once I discovered my love and talent for writing I knew I wanted to work in television.

What Spec did you write to get into the workshop?

Mad Men

What Spec did you write while you were in the workshop?


Who is your all time favorite television character and why?

Captain Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Because he was a bad ass.