I graduated from Smith College with a degree and a half in Film and Theater Studies, but long before that I knew I was going to be a filmmaker.
I am a huge people person, always have been. I am also a life-long learner and a sponge for information. At a very young age, I realized photography and videography are a way of learning. Through these visual arts, I connect to my subjects, learn who they are, what they love, how they look at the world and then I translate that learning into a story they can use to communicate with their audience. It’s really all about distilling and connecting.
In my spare time, I love to go on long distance bike rides, and mushroom forays, and to travel to small corners of the world and take it all in. Oh, and I’m obsessed with my furry daughter, my human son, and my wife (not necessarily in that order).
My ten+ years working on award-winning and Emmy-nominated social issue documentaries for public television have honed my skills as a storyteller and facilitator of action. The films & videos I have produced, edited, filmed and distributed have been widely used as tools to raise awareness and promote change. In particular my role as an engagement coordinator has made me appreciate the power of media to be used to further specific outreach goals- be those community, political, environmental, consumer, educational, or brand- building.
These days, I am passionate about narrative filmmaking--features, episodics and shorts--as well short-form media--promo videos/commercials, non-profit videos, music videos, small business micro-documentaries etc.--that really tell a unique story and make us feel connected to one another and to the important issues of our time.
I love the energy of this format; I love using my various skills to articulate messages in the most concise way possible; I love making people laugh, tear-up, smile and connect to the issues in a matter of minutes; and I love being able to create, deliver and distribute meaningful content quickly, allowing it to always be relevant.
I am a director, producer, editor, screenwriter, shooter, distribution strategizer and photographer all in one.