Rey was born and raised in The Bay Area, CA. His professional experience in the entertainment industry started in 1996 in front of the camera and on stage as a tap dancer, musician, singer, and actor before falling in love with the technical work on the other side of the lens. He has had the privilege of studying under the tutelage of the world’s most renown instructors and working professionals in several aspects of entertainment.
Rey’s work includes independent and theatrical features, live broadcast, commercials, industrials, and music videos. He is the former Steadicam® Director of Technical Sales & Services, Lead Instructor of Bronze, Silver, and 3-day workshops for all of the Americas, as well as Director of Steadicam Gold and Week-Long Workshops. His experience training and consulting operators spans a multitude of clients in the motion picture and television industries, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, ESPN, NFL, Disney, DreamWorks, Marvel, Netflix, HBO, Showtime, and more.
Rey brings a unique approach to instructing for the Steadicam courses due to his extensive experience as an Athletic Director, Coach, and Teacher for K-12 grades in Physical Education, as well as in various applied sports sciences for the collegiate and independent professional sectors.
Rey’s passion for Steadicam and its historical lineage is a “continuous commitment to explore and share the knowledge, ingenuity, and artistry of this craft”.
Multi-faceted and always willing to learn, evolve, and be challenged, Rey is also running a land acquisition and recreational rental property business with his beautiful wife in Utah, and as well is part owner in a New York based private equity investment firm. He would set it all aside, however, to just be out in the wilderness staring up at the stars in peace.