Summary

Professional. Experienced. Passionate. Tough. A decade working as an international journalist and published writer. I've honed my skills working on adventure shows on NatGeo, CNN, the Travel Channel, VH1, the Food Network and Fox Sports.

Credits

8/17 – 8/17

Assistant to Director – Westfield Mall

Commercial/Ad — Uncommon Image Productions Details
8/17 – 8/17

Assisted director (Zac Miller) on 3-4 man crew on day of food tour shoot at the Westfield Mall. Helped with gear, releases, staying on target through several locations and security.

8/17 – 8/17

Production Assistant Price of Duty 1

OXYGN — Reality/Doc (TV) — The Intellectual Property Corporation Details
8/17 – 8/17

Successfully sourced proposal location and negotiated hotel shoot release. Sourced props for graveyard memorial. Identified restaurants and hospitals for crew. Supported crew with crafty, water and aced lunch/coffee orders daily.

7/17 – 8/17

Production Assistant Lost Gold Pilot

TRAVEL — Reality/Doc (TV) — IPC/Buckingham Television Details
7/17 – 8/17

Drive cargo van from LA to remote Southern Arizona location. Drive production SUV for crew, including some off roading through the desert, including commuting 2+ hours daily. Hike in water, food & camera gear miles for crew. Assist with gear set up and tear down in extreme heat, monsoon and wilderness conditions. Maintain crafty and lunches with a strict time budget. Prepare vehicles every morning. Act as point person for two to three other PA's, medic and snake wrangler with production coordinator and production manager on a highly mercurial schedule. Supported crew with Wilderness First Responder Medic capabilities in dangerous settings.

10/16 – 11/16

Associate Producer Layin' the Pipe

Film (Short) — Son of a Biscuit Productions Details
10/16 – 11/16

Assist director with shooting documentary on Standing Rock.

10/16 – 10/16

Set Production Assistant A Town I Call Home

Independent Film Company — Film (Theatrical) — CityTV Santa Monica
10/16 – 10/16
10/16 – 10/16

Production Assistant United Shades of America 2

CNN — News (TV) — Brightroad Productions Details
10/16 – 10/16

Assist with production of docu-television episode about Native Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota and at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Get releases and amid chaotic and at times, hostile, environment. Find OTF candidates for interviews. Work closely with production manager and coordinator to assist with all duties, including coordinating lunch, coffee, crafty, water delivery, location organization and transportation of crew and gear in challenging, remote environments. Offer local knowledge and consulting of shoots, as I was connected with many in leadership roles at Standing Rock.

9/16 – 10/16

Production Assistant Carnival Eats 4

FOOD — Reality/Doc (TV) — Alibi Entertainment Details
9/16 – 10/16

Assisted in the production of a reality television show covering the Fryeberg Fair in Maine. Picked up gear to assist with production, ran wide and localized releases, negotiated crowd and nearby sound during shooting of various food vendors, identified and released OTF interviewees, helped set up and tear down gear, assisted B-roll camera in various settings, coordinated shooting schedules with vendors, helped map shooting in complicated maze of booths, drove talent, delivered water... and helped taste the food. Of course.

5/15 – 5/15

Production Assistant Expedition Raw 1

NATGEO — Animated (TV) — National Geographic Television Details
5/15 – 5/15

Assisted in interviews of iconic National Geographic explorers, such as Jimmy Chin, as well as recipients of the young explorers grant for an animated television show on NatGeo. Inventoried gear from D.C., set up lighting and camera, organized last minute tech deliveries, printed forms and interviewed explorers using pre-set and on the spot questions as part of a three person crew.

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Education

Class of '09

Front Range Community College

EMT-B, IV, NREMT Certified
Class of '07

University of Puget Sound

B.Sc. Biology, Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors

Skills

  • Budget Conscious
  • Computer & Tech Savvy (Mac & PC)
  • Conflict Reporting
  • Content and Story Development
  • Conversational Spanish
  • CPR Certified
  • Extremely Resourceful and Flexible
  • Outdoor Sports Educator
  • PR
  • Published Journalist
  • Research
  • Survival Skills Certified
  • Wilderness First Responder Certified
  • Writing