a little bit about me...
I am a fourth generation Coloradan and an award-winning writer-producer-director-editor. Although I hold a B.A. in International Affairs and Economics (from Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium), my passion has always been storytelling...
Since 1999 I have produced and directed over 1000 films on topics across the US and abroad and created several Emmy Award-winning TV shows for public television, including Sand Creek Massacre, Great Ingredients, Standing in the Gap, Swift Justice, Haiti’s Small Miracles and Colorado Experience.
From 1999 to 2009, I served as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Little Voice Productions Inc. – a 501C3 with a mission of educating and inspiring positive social change through media and technology. From 2011 to 2021 I served in many creative roles at Rocky Mountain PBS / Rocky Mountain Public Media and am currently a preferred production partner for that organization.
Now I'm a proud owner member of the media Co-Op: Truce Media Collective!
I am a licensed drone pilot, and skilled videographer and director and I write and edit my own work when time permits. A lifelong student of “emotional intelligence”, I put a strong emphasis on emotions and the human spirit in my work. When I'm not working on creative projects, I spend time painting, reading, cooking, gardening, hiking, doing handstands, skiing or mountain biking. I am fluent in French and travel extensively throughout the world. I have produced videos across the United States, as well as Africa, Mexico, South America, Israel, and The Caribbean.
Very active in my community, I spend time volunteering and serving on nonprofit boards. I am the Chaffee County Film Commissioner and was a founding board member of The Chanda Plan Foundation and have served on the Rotary Youth Exchange Committee (I hosted several foreign exchange students!) and the advisory board of National History Day in Colorado. In the fall of 2022 I'll be joining the advisory panel of NCAR Education, Engagement and Early-Career Development (National Center for Atmospheric Research).
I received my BA Degree in International Affairs & Economics from Vesalius College in association with Boston University, in Brussels, Belgium. Notable post academic endeavors include Denver Community Leadership Forum & Outward Bound.
These days my focus is narrative episode television and feature films. I have several projects in development that should be hitting the airwaves and theatres in 2023. I'd love to tell you about them!
I live in Salida & Denver, Colorado with my husband Patrick. We are the proud parents of 3 children.
Let's tell some stories together!
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2012 - 2022 Multiple Colorado Broadcaster Association Awards
2020 Heartland Emmy Award: Documentary Topical: "The Caliber of Healing. Director/Executive Producer/Videographer"
2016 Heartland Emmy Award: Public Affairs Program “Exec. Producer, Director, Writer - Standing in the Gap”
2015 Fred Woods Cesar Chavez Award
2015 Heartland Emmy Award: Historical Program Segment “Executive Producer & Director - Colorado Experience:
Sand Creek Massacre”
2014 National Emmy Nomination: “Director - Divorce, Sesame Workshop Outreach Special”
2014 Heartland Emmy Award: "Producer & Director - Colorado Experience: Fly Girl"
2013 Heartland Emmy Award: Short Format Program “Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor - Great Ingredients”
2013 Heartland Emmy Award: Program Promotion “Producer, Director, Writer, Editor - Henry the Gossip”
2013 Heartland Emmy Award: Community Service “Producer, Director, Editor - Women & Girls Lead”
2006 Metro Beat TV’s “People To Watch”
2004 Heartland Emmy Nomination: “Producer - Sweet Ambition”
2001 to 2006 Over 20 Telly Awards (Producer / Director / Writer)
2001 Denver Business Journal “Most Innovative New Products”: Little Voice “Doc-U-Reach”
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