ABOUT ME

Photographer, content producer and event specialist. I have created and produced award-winning programs that engage, enrich, document and inspire. My work has taken me around the globe, from the dairy farms of Pt Reyes Station to the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains in the country of Georgia. I have a keen ability to move audiences from engagement and inspiration to knowledge and action.

Coordinated a landmark multi-media project and published book entitled Passage to Vietnam in 1994. Worked with Vietnamese Ministry of Culture before the embargo was lifted with the US to gain permissions to bring 70 photojournalists from around the globe to document the country virtually unseen since the Vietnam War.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Executed for Microsoft in 2000 the first live underwater video reporting and live expedition with Jean Michelle Cousteau, Jacques Cousteau’s son, on the disappearing and bleaching of coral reefs due to climate change actions that were happening around the world.

ENVIRONMENT & CONSERVATION

Created live web stories that attracted hundreds of thousands of followers while documenting a group of wildlife scientists tracking jaguar in the Mayan jungle. The project immediately led to enacting laws to be passed to protect wildlife corridors in the Yucatan from further hunting and development

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

In 2018, produced a video short for Marin Agricultural Land Trust to use for their Farmland Forever Capital Campaign, which received over 250k views in less than one week and helped bring in the closing gifts for a $27 million-dollar campaign close.

Produced and executed 28 unique Farm to Table events on working farms in partnership with guest speakers such as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, inviting award-winning Bay Area chefs like Nick Balla of Bar Tartine and Anthony Myint from The Perennial to cook on the land. These events raised awareness and critical funding to advance and protect sustainable agriculture in the Bay Area.

YOUTH IN ARTS

Received a grant from the Polaroid Corporation to create a photography workshop for inner city youth living in housing projects in Boston. The photographs I created along with the children’s images were featured in several exhibits showing the power of photography to effect change in how we view housing and neighborhoods.

Professional Highlights

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