THE ART OF FILMMAKING stole my heart on my very first shoot, in Yosemite in 2011. Two years later, after nearly 20 years editing magazines, I decided to pursue film full time and founded and co-directed the award-winning National Park Experience film series (NPX), where diverse cultural stories have since appeared in national parks, in film festivals, at brand-sponsored events, and on the Smithsonian Channel and PBS.org.
My first feature documentary film, CONFLUENCE-- the final film in the NPX series-- recently world-premiered at the Boulder Theater, taking the keynote Make Your Own Legend Award. My current feature, DARK SUMMIT [working title], chronicles a 26-year-long journey about a climber whose life veered sharply off-course after he suffered a mysterious invisible wound on a Himalayan expedition in 1992. This fall, I'm directing my first Ramro Global documentary in Nepal, where I'll draw on my experience working alongside indigenous cultures in the United States (CANYON SONG, AVANYU) to capture the powerful story of a humanitarian Sherpa in the lower Khumbu Valley.
I perform a variety of roles in the medium: director, shooter, story producer, writer, story editor, story consultant, workshop coach, guest instructor, festival judge, and panelist, with guest appearances ranging from Costa Rica to Yale. Hit me up if you have a great story to tell!