Member, Geological Society of America
Member, Directors Guild of America
Bruce is a life-long mineral collector. Growing up in Connecticut, he scoured the local pegmatites and garnet-rich metamorphic rocks for crystals. He did his undergraduate work in geology at Earlham College then earned his Masters degree from the University of Montana, where he mapped volcanic rocks in the mountains of the northern Rockies. After college Bruce worked for years in minerals exploration in the Western USA and Mexico, as well as mapping coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. His final 3 years of exploration were in helicopter-supported remote camps in the Alaska Range.
In 1986 he was accepted into an apprentice program at the Directors Guild of America, in Los Angeles. After graduation from the program he worked for many years in Film & TV production. He is currently the Producer of the NBC series “Grimm”, filming here in Portland, and maintains an avid interest in rocks, minerals, and all things geologic. In 2010, his collection was exhibited at the world-renowned Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. Bruce is proud to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Rice Mineral Museum.