Joey is one of my oldest friends. He's a big reason I pursued film. If you ever thought I was funny it's because I was trying to keep up with him. I spent most of my youth hanging out at his house. We once convinced a group of kids that we were in New Found Glory.
Maid of Honor
Nichole and I have been friends since middle school. We drove around in her white Ford Probe listening to music and danced at goth nights. She is my travel buddy, willing to go anywhere. Throughout the years, spanning various musical tastes, boyfriends, hair colors/styles, Nichole has been a constant in my life.
Sal and I have known each other for the shortest amount of time compared to everyone in my party but it doesn't feel that way. Our friendship made sense immediately. We have so much in common, especially our love for Italian soccer and have spent the last bunch of years bonding and feuding over our rival Milan teams. Jenn and I couldn't think of a better person to marry us. He's incredibly sincere, thoughtful, genuine... and speaks Italian.
Anthony is my older brother. People say we're really different but I think we're more alike than people realize. He was the first person to ever to teach me about music and films and is the reason I still love 90's hip hop. He's someone I've always looked up to and never hesitates to lend a hand. He's one of the most generous people I know.
Heather and I met through Russ. We bonded one summer over our love of to-go margaritas and sitting in the park. Since then we've been beach buddies, commiserating over #teacherproblems, and still love meeting for drinks.
Brian and I played in band together in high school and college. He's taught me a lot about music and friendship and is great at keeping in touch. Once I made a fake Facebook profile of him deciding to become a rapper. He doesn't mind stuff like that.
I met Michelle through Russ also. She played soccer with him and I used to go to his games. We bonded over graphic design and the love of cooking. We have dinner nights, which are always delicious and give us a chance to catch up! Michelle shares my love of karaoke and dancing.
Manny is like a brother to me. If it weren't for him I probably wouldn't have went to film school or at least I wouldn't had made it so far. We've been hanging out, writing and making movies together since high school and still do until this day. He got me a job, has helped me move numerous times and continually downloads illegal movies for me.
Nicole and I taught together for 2 years which is how our friendship grew. We've been on overnight field trips, organized school activities, and kept each other sane throughout the school year. She is VERY organized, which helped me stay organized. She always knows the right things to say and gives great advice.
Todd thought I was a foreign exchange student when we first met at JV Soccer. He's one of my first high school friends and I'm really proud that we've remained so close. We also played in a band together for years and Todd was a big reason I started to listening to pop punk and emo music which has shaped me for the better or worse.
Matt is my oldest little bro. We never believed my mom when she told us we'd love each other when we were older, but here we are! After spending our younger years beating each other up, I now wish the West Coast was closer! Matt always knows the best places to eat and drink!
Eileen was in my 9th grade Math class but she doesn't remember me. It wasn't until 11th grade that we hung out, opting to walk the track at gym instead of playing sports. She's been a huge influence in my life and was my roommate when I first moved to Brooklyn. If it wasn't for her inviting me to a Christmas party, I never would have met Jenn.
Joe & Nick
Joe is my middle little bro. He's in high school, plays football, and gets annoyed when I act teacher-y. He's quiet but funny, and loves being outside. I kind of can't believe he's in high school because I feel like it was just yesterday that he was 2 and I spent the summer babysitting him.
Nick is my littlest little bro. He's a baseball extraordinaire. He's silly, usually sending emoji texts. He recently found a love of cooking and we have cooked together. Whenever someone needs a hug, Nick is there to squeeze you until you can't breathe!
A friend sent me a resume for an art teacher, the resume was Will's. He became a teacher at my school. Little did I know, we'd become close friends! Will is so creative and inspiring. He shares my love of cooking, dancing, and does an amazing Fetty Wap karaoke.