I'm a 17-time Emmy Award-winner, 41-time Emmy Award nominee, media content strategist and developer, documentary producer, media affairs blogger, podcast producer, videographer, photographer and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan.
I worked as a news reporter at KXLY TV4 (ABC Spokane), KIRO7 (CBS Seattle) and KCPQ Q13 Reports (Fox Seattle). Then I accepted an offer to work for the international nonprofit World Vision as Media Relations Director and now I'm the Senior Media Content Strategist for Bloodworks Northwest, the leading supplier of blood and blood products in the Pacific Northwest.
I'm also a 21st Century digital storyteller, comfortable with a camera on my shoulder, a microphone in my hand or my fingers on the keyboard of my MacBook Pro. I have a masters degree in digital media and twenty years experience as an Emmy-Award-winning TV journalist. I'm experienced with all aspects of today's digital storytelling (video and audio). I can shoot video (Canon XF 100 HD Camera), record audio (H4N Pro Zoom Digital audio recorder), edit (Final Cut Pro X, I-Movie) and post video (Vimeo, YouTube), post audio (Buzzsprout) and write/edit content (Wordpress). But none of that matters unless you know how to develop facts and impressions, sounds and images into a story.
Every story has a beginning, a middle an end and most important - a surprise. That's what I tell clients, students and anyone else looking to compel an audience with the art of storytelling. These are the basics of storytelling. I've covered everything from WTO riots in the streets of Seattle, to mountain climbers at Base Camp of Mount Everest. I've followed a peacemaker to The West Bank, a Lost Boy to the 2012 London Olympics, an entrepreneur to the slums of Nairobi and an AIDS activist to a village of Zambia. I've interviewed everyone from Nelson Mandela to Bill Clinton to Alex Rodriguez. I've been everywhere from Pakistan to Pasco, in search of the story. I can help you tell yours.