‘I left Northallerton College in 2002 with A-Levels in art, biology and physics. I went on to do a BTEC Art Foundation course at York College. It was an essential qualification to get into university to study a Fine Art (BA) degree at Nottingham Trent.
The three years I spent studying Fine Art in Nottingham were brilliant. This was a really important step on my career path because it taught me some key skills. I also met some talented creative people along the way and made some life-long friends. At Uni, I did lots of extracurricular activities, one of which was learning how to video edit. This inspired me to make videos and started my love of story-telling using video.
After graduating, I volunteered to work on some independent film projects in Nottingham and was soon helping out on the edit side of things. I was mentored by a local film editor who gave me further insight into professional editing and advice on how to begin my career in television.
My next step was to move to London and become a runner for a post-production company. Here I saw productions like 'X-Factor' and 'Britains Got Talent' get made in the edit suites. It was really exciting to be in this environment and meet the professionals (and some celebrities) actually making these shows. I successfully applied for a job as a Junior Editor and spent 18 months learning hands-on how to edit professionally. After this, I started to pick up freelance work and was accepted by an agent who specialises in entertainment programmes. Since then, I've worked on many popular shows such as 'Celebs Go Dating', 'Tattoo Fixers' and most recently 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.' I really enjoy my job because it uses my creativity in a technical way to tell a good story. Seeing shows I've edited being broadcast on TV is always rewarding.’