Richie Dario Mendoza was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. He established a love for photography when a personal friend of the family, allowed him to utilize Photoshop 6 at his workstation. This instantly infused a passion for digital photography processing. He continued to process photographs and create designs for glass and mirrors until 2003, when he joined the United States Marine Corps and pursued Military Law Enforcement. After 4 years of Active Service, he became a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Florida and a Security Director in the Hospitality Sector. He edited his 1st video on a Powerbook G4 using iMovie 5, and it was at this time, he realized that video editing was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

Richie is currently a trainer at Apple and is certified in Final Cut Pro X. In his spare time, he makes phat Hip-Hop Beats using Native Instruments’ Maschine with old skool samples and take amazing looking photographs. His Favorite show of All-Time is 24.