After graduating from UC San Diego with a degree in Film, I flocked to LA and spent several years working as a production assistant on an assortment of TV shows. This included a year at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where I was often featured in sketches as the “token Asian guy” and regularly submitted jokes for Jay’s monologue.
Afterward, I was accepted into the Disney ABC Television Writing Program and hired as a staff writer aboard the ABC show, Cougar Town. Under the tutelage of showrunners, Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel, I wrote my first produced episode and dated many cougars in the name of research.
Following my time there, I wrote a freelance episode for the Disney Channel hit, Good Luck Charlie. That experience and the positive relationships I fostered at Disney Channel paved the way to my recent tenure on the Disney Channel sitcom, Austin & Ally. During my four years on staff, I wrote fifteen episodes for the series, rose to the level of co-producer, and now have a twitter following overrun by roughly 5,000 tweens. I later served on the writing staff for several comedy-variety specials produced by Nickelodeon, such as the Ho Ho Holiday Special, Not So Valentine’s Special, and Sizzling Summer Camp Special.
Currently, I am writing for Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (now streaming on Netflix) and also in active development with Nickelodeon having recently written an original sitcom pilot for the network.
In addition, my past writings earned me the New Writers Award given by the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), and a Finalist Award at the Austin Film Festival Teleplay Competition.