I’m a versatile storyteller providing innovative strategy and creative direction. I work with digital media to foster engagement, and look at projects as a way of empowering people to have meaningful conversations and actions.
In 2010 I co-wrote and directed my second motion picture, a collaboration with foster care youth written and acted by them about their lives. Nearly 3 years later I’m rounding the corner on the last bits of post-production. That same year I founded White Roof Project, a non-profit focused on curbing climate change by painting black rooftops with energy saving reflective white paint.
As a content production manager at online discovery shopping destination AHAlife, I helped develop the site’s visual design, content strategy, and user experience. I oversee all email campaigns, daily features, photography, and products that go live on the site while simultaneously leading a 12-person team of full-time employees and freelancers.
In 2006 I directed and edited Second Skin, a critically acclaimed feature length documentary about online gaming. It took an intimate look at three sets of computer gamers whose lives were transformed by virtual worlds. It premiered at SXSW 2008 on opening night, was released theatrically and on Hulu simultaneously in 2009, and went onto Netflix and iTunes a few months later. It also played on Current TV through 2010 under the title “My Gaming Addiction”.
I started my career in film and expanded to digital. This is my reel and this is where I’ve worked in the past. I learned how to make websites, strategized a social media campaign for my first feature film, got into design through making animations, am fluent in content management systems like WordPress and Drupal, and am a hobbyist photographer. And I use twitter, vimeo, and facebook.
I am a spokesperson for Adobe Premiere, have been on various panels about online games and ARGs, was interviewed by NBC, NPR, BBC, Fox TV, and dozens of other media outlets. I have written articles for both Reuters and The Wrap. My films, organizations, and websites have been featured in everything from the New York Times, Wired, the Onion, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and everything in-between.
Of course there is more to me in real life. You can contact me here.