I was born in Santa Monica and raised in the San Fernando Valley. My father was a Film Editor, unfortunately, passed away while in High School, although was interested in Motion Pictures ever since I was young. My grandfather was an actor, William Benedict from the Bowery Boys, my great Uncle Jackie Ackerman was a prop master on The Wizard of Oz and my Grandmother Dolly Capps grew up in Show Business as a dancer and performer.
Nevertheless, I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. I started as an assistant film editor in the 80’s, back when we had an actual film to edit, and learned as much as I could from the Editors I worked for, as well as the Directors. I can honestly say I love my job and feel very fortunate to have worked with so many talented editors and directors all these years.