RESUME 

Seasoned producer/director/camera/editor/host with more than twenty years worldwide production experience spanning documentary, docu-reality and news. Video production consultant and community organizer for international development and nonprofit organizations. Proficient in multi-camera direction, videography including extreme locations (underwater, high altitude), and Premiere Pro digital editing.

 

Multi-lingual citizen of the world (but lives in Santa Monica).

 Freelance Production Work

1998-present 

  • Supervising Producer, To Catch A Smuggler, Lucky 8 TV, National Geographic Channel, 2019-2020

  • Consulting Producer/Camera, Gen X: A Chemical Cocktail, Independent documentary, 2018-2020

  • Producer/Camera, Dispatches: The Prince and the Paedophile, BriteSpark Films, Channel 4 UK, 2019

  • Director, Ancient Aliens, Prometheus Studios, History Channel, 2019

  • Producer/Shooter, Say Yes America, Halfyard Productions, TLC, 2019

  • Producer/Camera, Unexpected, Eastern TV, TLC, 2019

  • Director, Intervention: The Heroin Hub, GRB TV, A&E Network, 2018

  • Producer/Shooter, Women on Patrol, Big Fish Entertainment, Lifetime TV, 2018

  • Supervising Producer/Shooter, Say Yes to the Prom, Halfyard Productions, TLC, 2016-18

  • Field Producer/Camera, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Firecracker Films, TLC, 2017

  • Producer/Shooter, Natalee Holloway: Final Justice, Brian Graden Media, Oxygen, 2016

  • Field Producer/Still Photographer, Adventure Capitalists, 3 Ball Productions, CNBC, 2016

  • Senior Field Producer/Still Photographer, American Tarzan, Sharp Entertainment, Discovery Channel, 2016

  • Producer/Camera, Forged in Fire, Leftfield Productions, History Channel, 2015

  • Producer/Camera, Alaskan Bush People, Park Slope Productions, Discovery Channel, 2014-2015

  • Producer/Camera, The Big Day and Fairy Gown Parents, Halfyard Productions, TLC, 2015

  • Director/Producer, Born in the Wild, Matador Content, Lifetime TV, 2014

  • Researcher, GOPro - Around the World in 80 Days, B-Reel, 2014

  • Field Producer, Welcome to Fairfax, Matador Content for Pivot Network, 2014

  • Director/Producer, Underground News, Feature Documentary, in production

  • Field Producer/Camera, APB with Troy Dunn for TNT, Shed Media US, 2013

  • Field/ Story Producer/Camera, Indiana Joes, Zig Zag Productions Pilot for A&E, 2013

  • Field Producer, Capture, CW Network, Renegade 83, 2013

  • Producer/Camera for sizzle development, Off the Range, Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, Gurney Productions, 2013

  • Producer, I’m Married To A...,VH1,Vin Di Bona/Fishbowl Worldwide Media, 2013

  • Producer/Camera, BC Takes Hollywood, sizzle reel for Backroads Entertainment NYC, 2013

  • Field Director/Producer, MTV It Gets Better, Snackaholic, 2012

  • Field Producer/Director, All American Muslim, TLC, Shed Media US, 2011

  • Producer/Director/Camera, Bridezillas, Wetv , September Films, 2011-2012

  • Field Producer/Director/Camera, DUI, TLC, Mike Mathis Productions, 2011

  • Field Producer/Camera, Flippin’ Houses L.A, sizzle reel for Two Cats Media, 2011

  • Director/Producer/Shooter/Editor, MULTIPLHIGH and Maria Harper, sizzle reels for 315 ExNihilo Productions, 2011      

  • Producer/Camera, The Real L Word, Showtime, Magical Elves, 2011

  • Producer/Camera, IRT Deadliest Roads- Himalayas, History Ch, Original Productions, India, 2010

  • Producer/D.P, Tibet in Song, Sundance Film Festival 2009 World Cinema Special Jury Prize, 2003-2009

  • Camera, Truth Be Told, The Learning Channel, 2009

  • Camera, My Big Redneck Wedding, Country Music Television, Arkansas, 2008

  • Host/Producer/D.P/Writer/Editor, Not Your Average Travel Guide, Travel Channel series, 2006-2007

  • Producer/Shooter, Primal Quest Utah, ESPN/ABC, shadow competing team in ultimate 10 day adventure race, 2006

  • Producer/D.P., A Face for Yulce, award-winning feature documentary for TLC, LMNO Productions, 2005-2006

  • Field Producer/D.P., National Body Challenge, Discovery Health, LMNO Productions, 2005-2006

  • Producer/Shooter, ABC’s 20/20 Dancing with the Stars, New York/Los Angeles, 2006

  • Camera, Brat Camp, ABC, Arnold Shapiro Productions, 2005

  • Producer/D.P Home James, VH1, Los Angeles, 2005

  • Producer/Camera, CNN Presents...GANGS, documentary in L.A., 2004

  • Camera, In Search of the Partridge Family, VH1, Los Angeles, 2004

  • Producer/Camera, Patan Kumari- The Living Goddess, promo video, Discovery Channel, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2003

  • Producer/Editor/Camera, In the Wake of Zaca, historical feature documentary, Luther Greene Prods., 2002-2003

  • Story Producer, National Geographic Today, story content provider of 3-5 minute global reports, 2001

  • Associate Producer, Counting on Democracy, feature documentary, Globalvision Inc., NYC, 2001

  • Director of Photography, About Face , independent feature documentary, 1999

  • Producer /Editor, CNN Headline News, Atlanta, Georgia, 1991-1994

 Non-Profit Production Work  

  • Digital Storytelling Instructor/Staff/Producer, Rocky Mountain Sustainability and Science Network (RMSSN), leadership training on global sustainability for graduate and undergraduate students, May 2014-2019

  • Director/Producer/Editor, ORT America Mission to Russia, short documentary videos, ORT.org,, 2017-18

  • Communications Fellowship, Producer/Camera/Editor, Earthwatch Institute: In Defense of Leatherbacks, Costa Rica, 2017

  • Speaker, The XXIst International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE), Santa Ana, 2016

  • Digital Storytelling Workshop Instructor, Colorado State University, all day workshops to learn storytelling, video

    production and post production, 2014-15

  • Speaker, Inspiring Future Generations (Mountains as Learning Landscapes), World Parks Congress Sydney, Australia, 2014

  • Producer/Director/Editor, Social Finance (SoFi) , Promotional Web Vignettes, San Francisco, 2012

  • Producer/Editor, Joyful Activist Club Sponsored by Whole Foods, Promotional video, 2011

  • Producer/Director, Foundation for Tomorrow --RIDETZ, short documentary, Foundation for Tomorrow, Tanzania,2010

  • Action Leader/ Los Angeles Coordinator, Earth Day Green Apple Festival, www.greenapplefestival.com, 2009

  • Supervising Producer, Adelstein-Liston, media ad campaigns for candidates and causes, Chicago, 2008

  • Producer, commercial honoring union laborers and the Chicago Federation of Labor, 2008

  • Council Member, Santa Monica Ocean Park Council for Power Up America campaign with MoveOn.org, 2008

  • Field Producer, LMMA-Locally Managed Marine Area Network, documentation of Pacific Island Conference for

    Nature Conservation and Protected Areas to highlight local lessons learned for promotional DVD and training video

    on socio-economic surveying techniques in Papua New Guinea and West Papua/Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 2006/2007

  • Producer/Shooter, Operation Save-a-Pet Katrina, documentary on nat'l effort to rescue animals from Katrina, New Orleans, L.A., 2005

  • Producer, Marijuana Policy Project, The Forbidden Plant, end the prohibition of marijuana and decriminalize medical marijuana, 2005

  • Producer/Shooter, Hybrid Taxi Initiative for The Hollywood Hill, L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, campaign to

    convert to all-hybrid taxi fleet, 2004

  • Director of Photography, The Mad Cow Investigator, feature documentary expose on mad cow disease in the United

    States, Milky Way Media, Inc. 2004

  • Producer, Redefining Progress-Oakland, Ca., Climate Justice: The Faces of Global Warming, 2004

  • Videographer, Goldman International Environmental Awards, video documentary profiles on award recipients, 2003              

  • Producer/Director/Editor, Old Stories, New Voices, National Park Service, Intercultural boot camp for kids in Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park documentary, 2002

  • Program Assistant/Producer, Smithsonian Institution Monitoring & Assessment of Biodiversity Program, assisted with international course for SIMAB and produced promotional video to raise awareness on biodiversity conversation worldwide, 2001

  • Producer/Director, Reebok Human Rights Awards, video documentary profiles on award recipients, 2001

  • Producer/Editor, African Mayors Take the Lead, promotional video for the United Nations HIV/AIDS programme to

    elevate the voice of African mayors and municipal leaders fighting HIV/AIDS, 2000

  • Editor/Audio technician, AFSCME International Nurses Convention, advocacy video for nurses union, 1999

  • Media Consultant/Producer, Friends of the Earth- Ghana, to launch media campaign for environmental conservation, 1999

  • Producer/Director/Editor, Saving Yucca Mountain , advocacy documentary for Nuclear Energy Information Systems,1999

  • Writer/Producer/Editor, advocacy video to increase awareness of The Act to Save Our National Forests, 1999

  • Producer, Profile of Louis Gibbs and Love Canal, Anti-dioxin Hearings, Chicago, 1999

  • Director/Producer/Editor, Young Chicago Authors, on-going promotional documentary for inner-city writing program,1999

  • Writer/Producer, International Medical Corps, examining the aftermath of international crises through IMC’s work,1999

  • Camera Operator, In Focus, Chicago Public Schools Production, issue-oriented panel discussion show, 1999

  • AVID Editor, Chicago Video Project, “ Earned Income Tax” advocacy video, 1999

  • Producer/Shooter/Editor, funding-raising/promotional video for PAWS- Pets Are Worth Saving, 1999

  • Associate Producer, NAMIC (National Association for Minorities in Communications) Awards breakfast, March, 1999

 Peace Corps 

  • Media Specialist and Environmental Education, Anjouan, Comoros Islands and Senegal, 1994-1998

  • NGO liaison, IUCN/The World Conservation Union, Dakar, Senegal, 1997 Education

 Education | Training | Volunteer Work 

  • Indiana University, 1989: Honor’s Program; B.A. Communications/Broadcast Journalism

  • Depaul University, 1998: Post-graduate work in Environmental Impact Analysis/Environmental Law

  • Smithsonian Institution, 2001: Environmental Leadership and Monitoring & Assessment of Biodiversity Courses

  • UC Berkeley, 2002: Post -graduate work in Journalism /Newswriting

  • San Francisco Fine Arts Foundation, Cinematography, Grant Writing course work, 2002

  • Apple certified FCP trainer, 2003

  • Advanced Digital Cinematography /High Definition Workshop, Gancie TV /Sante Fe, May 2005

  • UCLA Screenwriting, 2006

  • Climate Reality Leadership Training, 2013, Chicago

  • Santa Monica College, Screenwriting, 2016

  • Outward Bound Colorado, Mountaineering, Rock-climbing and Wilderness Survivor Training

  • Foreign Language Skills: Proficient in French, Wolof (Senegal), Shindzuani (Comoros Islands),

    Conversational in Spanish

 Other  Interests

• Rock climbing, PADI certified scuba diver, surfing, triathlons, skiing, backpacking, horseback riding, international         travel, theater, dance (ballet, contemporary, jazz and West African)

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