When Wayne was just thirteen, he dreamt of “making movies that make a difference.” In the years since casting that vision he has pursued it with singular purpose, and a lot of success along the way! After graduating from Baylor University with a BA in Communications Studies (emphasizing radio, TV, and film) Wayne broke into the film industry working as a cameraman on low-budget movies. This stage of his career reached its zenith with the film, “Leprechaun”, which has become a cult classic and spawned an army of sequels. From there Wayne made the transition into television with “Northern Exposure”, before moving onto four-year stints on award-winning shows “Picket Fences” and “The Practice”.
In 2001 Wayne left Hollywood behind to move closer to his family, and quickly put down roots in Texas. Film was still in his blood, though, and Wayne started a local production company to work on videos for various companies and non-profits in the area. In 2003 he began serving as the media director at Cottonwood Church, near Dublin, TX, where he remains to this day. Whether its producing videos about the work of crisis pregnancy centers in North Texas, missionary work in China, or helping non-profit organizations raise money and awareness for clean water projects worldwide, Wayne smiles knowing that he gets to be a part of producing videos that make a difference.
At Cottonwood Wayne met Matt Miller, who shared his experience of taking a huge personal “leap of faith”. Before long, Matt (and his keen eye for talent) invited Wayne to join the SSV team as a video producer. Their first project together? Getting B-roll of Matt’s newly-built chicken houses. The rest is history; if you’ve seen any of SSV’s video content, you’ve witnessed Wayne’s expert handiwork!