Kavis Peak was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 13, 1980 to Ellen and Karl Peak. He spent the first 26 years of his life there, but also considers Thomaston, Georgia to be his adopted hometown after spending the first 14 summer vacations from school there with his maternal grandparents, great grandparents and special cousins.
He began expressing himself through writing in middle school after classmates started making fun of him because he had a lisp. This jeering led to his fear of talking in front of his peers and led to him focusing on written words. It was also his dream as a young child to be a Sports Writer, as he was a fan of Sports Illustrated and Slam Magazines.
After graduating from Northland High School in June of 1998, he went on to attend college at The Ohio State University at Newark. It was there where he honed his writing skills and received a Bachelor Degree in Sociology. He was also a four year starter on the varsity basketball team where he finished his career as the second all time leading scorer and rebounder in school history. He was also first in games played, steals and blocked shots. Upon finishing his career, he had his #33 jersey retired.
During his final quarter of college he started his career in the news broadcast business as a video editor at the local ABC/FOX affiliate in his hometown. After a year and a half as an editor he was promoted to News Producer, where his writing talents were used to write scripts as well as craft the visual presentation of newscasts. After Two years as a producer he moved on to a FOX owned news station in Orlando, Florida where he has spent four years as a morning show producer covering a wide range of stories from the Orlando Magic’s 2009 trip to the NBA Finals to the Casey Anthony case.
After spending the first 8 years after his academic career in the broadcast news business, he left to pursue his passion and dreams of writing and film making. He has written several screenplays that he wishes to turn into feature films, as well as filming his independent documentary about Air Jordan shoe collectors. His writing has also produced a book “Tears From My Soul,” a collection of poems, quotes and essays that he has been working on for the past decade. He spent 2012 and 2013 in Full Sail University’s Creative Master’s program in pursuit of a M.F.A. in an attempt to improve my screenplays, essays and other writing formats.
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