Video & Digital Content Producer | Creative Consultant
There are three things that have been a consistent part of my life for as long as I can remember – a love for travel, a passion for giving back, and an appreciation of good design and imagery.
I received my first camera at the age of nine and started creating yearbooks for my friends as early as the fifth grade, thus my love for photography and design began. Over the years I’ve added onto those skills and have also fallen in love with video production as a storytelling medium.
I was introduced to the idea of community service from an early age, having volunteered through my youth groups and Key Club. That passion continued into my college years and beyond as I still embrace giving back on both a local and global level.
And the thirst for travel took hold early when my mom took me to her homeland of England at the age of six. From there, wanderlust has inspired me to travel all around the globe for various lengths of time – from a two-week camping expedition in the Southwest to six months of exploring SE Asia and the Land Down Under.
I’ve been fortunate that these three things have overlapped more often than not in both my career and personal life.
Perhaps the moments that stand out the most are the times that I’ve been able to combine all three:
While on a career break volunteering with Peru’s Challenge outside of Cusco, I was able to use my photography skills to capture the children of Pumamarca for use in fundraising materials.
After volunteering with Andaman Discoveries in Thailand, I was able to create a logo for them that encapsulated their services after the devastating tsunami in 2004.
And as a board member for Project Explorer, whose mission it is to bring the world into the classroom, I was able to volunteer my production services, including editing, serving as a crew member, and mentoring local South African students in the art of news making.
Images from Peru’s Challenge – Click to view larger
My love for travel also inspired me to co-found Meet, Plan, Go!, a website that offers travel advice and inspiration to Americans planning a career break, where I served as editorial and creative director. (Proud moment when we appeared in the New York Times.)
I’ve also enjoyed working with other travelers on their websites and fundraising efforts, including my brother’s 2003 Thru-Hike for a Cure, where he walked the entire span of the Appalachian Trail to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And I’m currently assisting a friend’s Nordic Journey as he is set out to hike St. Olav’s Way to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Of course, my work history has also embraced all of these things in one way or another. (For more details on my career history – visit my LinkedIn page)
Learn more about the services I offer, see examples of work I’ve created for clients, and I look forward to hearing about your project needs and discussing how I can help you achieve your goals.