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Producer | AD | G&E |  Sound

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Responsibility - Personal, Professional & Teamwork

I believe that I am socially responsible for the media that I help to make. I hold myself to high standards of truth, respect, and purpose. As I gain experience and agency in my career, I choose to work with others who share my values in the pursuit of empowering audiences with better stories, better education, better communities, and better frameworks for health and happiness. I am mindful of race, class, culture, ability, agency, and other personal realities. Kind and compassionate, empathetic and emotionally mature, I am a strong communicator and experienced facilitator of creative projects with many different kinds of people. 

I seek to imbue these values into the teams I work with and the stories I enable. I do not assume more responsibility than is my share or role, but I do not wish to manipulate perspectives dishonestly or misrepresent people’s realities. I want to empower audiences to make their own conclusions and bring their own truth to the story. I believe I have something to learn from everyone, and I'm an experienced translator between experts and general audiences.


Line Producer - Field Producer - Assistant Director
I thrive behind the scenes and am happy to work in roles without direct creative control. I focus on helping deploy the means of production in service of the story and the team. I am not interested in directing, and while I have successful experiences in leadership roles, I tend towards organizational and technical work.

With experience in Interdisciplinary Research, Technical Writing, Graphic Design, Narrative Filmmaking, Civil Rights Documentary, and Commercial/Broadcast Television - I am a skilled communicator in many mediums. I can support your creative goals through research, logistics, documentation, team building, budgeting, and production plans. Combined with my ability to fill technical roles such as Lighting and Sound, I can empower every department on set.


Food & Hospitality - Studio & Product - Plants & Nature

I've been using cameras for over 20 years. After taking Intro to Photography in college, I worked as an academic apprentice, helping teach it for six more semesters. There I developed a deep foundation in image making and teaching. Inspired by 20th-century painters and Mother Nature, I often tend towards abstract compositions and macro subjects. I understand my tools deeply and my subjects broadly, but I'm always exploring at the frontier of my abilities and style. 


I came up through Photography as a way of understanding the world around me, not as a way of projecting myself onto the world.


Film G&E, Documentary, Journalism, Photography

I have experience with a wide range of equipment and techniques in the studio and the field. I have a careful 
eye for consistency, efficiency, and safety. I save time and space with excellent spatial reasoning, trained color perception, and strong aesthetic awareness. I bring skills and sensibilities that comfortably adapt to new equipment, subjects, and directors. I think that good gaffing is like good drumming - it becomes the foundation on which the other creative channels of visual storytelling sing.

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Recording for Film, Doc, TV & Journalism

I recorded my first and last song when I was 14, and during that session I decided to become a sound engineer. After interning at Studio La Buissonne in the South of France at 19, I returned to college where I continued as a Sound Designer for indie films, home studio music recordings, and documentaries. My path eventually took me towards cameras, but I still run sound on many projects. I bring careful attention and a strong foundation in physics and electronics to the job, and am experienced with a variety of mixers and mics. While I am not a fully trained and experienced sound guy by film standards, I can reliably record quality audio for documentary and TV productions.


Design & Workflow - Maintenance - Logistics - Use

Between jobs at UWEC and Champlain College, I have managed four different studios empowering countless productions. From music to photo, film, and multicam broadcast - I have many specific skills and technical expertise that make me an excellent Studio Manager.


Now, I have developed my own studio in Riverwest that is ideal for product photography/video. I love building an environment where I can control every variable, and take the time to investigate and develop new methodology. By focusing on small products, I am able to afford high-end imaging tools and techniques.


Management - Maintenance - Consulting - Education

From 2014 - 2018 I worked at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, where I was responsible for $500,000 of production equipment, three studios, and ten employees. I took the job because it was an opportunity to rebuild their rental operation from the ground up. Over the next four years, I significantly improved both the college’s operational capabilities and the students’ production experience. My team and I worked hard to instill a culture of respect and care for the college’s equipment by training students to store, transport, and use it successfully. Since then, I’ve designed equipment inventories and SOPs for several companies. ALA Pictures maintains $100,000 of production equipment covering a wide range of filmmaking and photographic workflows.

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