Were you able to be as creative as you are now when you were drinking?
No, prior to now, things were much foggier in my head. After arriving here to Herren Wellness I could definitely notice that my mind was much clearer. This new “sharpness” has made it easier to come up with new ideas and the editing aspect of it all is much smoother.
When did you decide to start using your camera and drone to create all these amazing videos?
I have always loved to take pictures and videos for as long as I can remember. From an early age I could remember always having a still shot camera on me or in the case of the videos, I would have a SONY HandyCam that later became the GoPro. It wasn’t until about six or seven years ago that I picked up my first drone and I was instantly hooked.
Has Herren Wellness helped to spark your creativity?
Yes, most of the people here are so interesting and the fact that they are genuinely excited about being in the videos, it makes it very easy to have the ability to get little mini movies created. In addition to that, both the “in house” and “off campus” activities that take place here at Herren allow for some fun things to capture.
When you are filming and taking photos, how do you feel?
I feel happy and excited about the possibilities of how I think the final creation will look. It’s something that I really enjoy doing and always have. It just makes me feel good all the way around, especially doing it here being sober.
What has been the coolest moment for you since starting this creative project at Herren Wellness?
By far the coolest thing that has happened is helping teach a younger guest how to edit and cut videos along with me. He has really caught on, and we have built a friendship through this. His mother actually called me the other day to thank me for teaching her son because it has opened him up so much, and made him excited about being at Herren Wellness. It’s been a huge gift in this way for me.