GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED TELEVISION AWARDS
International Ava Awards
2012 – Platinum Winner
2010 – Gold Winner
National Telly Awards
2010 – Gold Winner
2004 – Gold Winner
2003 - Gold Winner
2002 - Gold Winner
2001 - Silver Winner
2000 – Gold Winner
The Videographer Awards
2010 – Award of Excellence Winner
Questar - International Awards for Excellence
Achievement in Video Communications
2007 - Gold Winner
2006 - Silver Winner
2004 - Gold Winner
The Aurora Television Award
2002 – Gold Winner
A microphone was placed in my hand when I was 5-years-old after my parents (or was it Santa Claus?) gifted me a tape recorder for Christmas. That's when my love for storytelling began. I was introduced to still photography in high school, and with a 35mm Canon FTB camera in hand, along with my tape recorder, I discovered I could connect my storytelling to pictures.
I began by getting a Bachelor of Arts degree from Edward R. Murrow's School of Broadcasting at Washington State University, specializing in TV/Radio News & Journalism with a minor in Speech.
Upon graduation, I spent three years working for NBC affiliate KNDU-TV as its Nightly News Anchor, Reporter, Talk Show Host, Videographer, Writer and Video Editor. I then spent six years at FOX affiliate, KCWT-TV, as its News Director, Producer, Nightly News Anchor, Talk Show Host and Reporter. These opportunities led me to far away places, allowed me to meet fascinating people, and helped make my dreams of working in the Broadcasting industry come true.
Then, I met Hollywood Film Director Steven Spielberg, who inspired me to take my extensive broadcast experience to Los Angeles. When I arrived, I was hired by the world-renowned Walt Disney Company as its Senior Supervising Producer. There, I produced all Corporate Marketing/News video helping to increase the visibility of the Walt Disney brand. I was responsible for all project logistics, interfacing with clients, managing Resort partnership relations, writing scripts, handling
pre-production details, plus on-site production, as well as interviewing key executives, and prominent personalities. I also managed all budgets and scheduling, hired and managed field producers, television crews, and editors to create impactful stories, all while meeting extremely tight deadlines.
I'm known for obtaining over $1.5 billion in media value during my Disney career though my creation of all outgoing marketing videos for numerous new Disney attractions, remodeled lands, and Red Carpet Disney world movie premieres. I was also responsible for video documenting the entire construction of Disney’s newest park, Disney's California Adventure, and created/produced all its Marketing/Brand videos, as as for numerous other major Disney projects.
After eight years with Disney, I freelanced as a Director/Senior Video Producer. My clients continued
to include Disney, as well as, Audi, Chevron, General Motors, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Nestle,
The Food Network, TV Guide Channel, The History Channel, A&E and the National Geographic Channel.
Over seven years, I was the Director/Show Producer for the prominent LIVE Edward R. Murrow Awards Show nationally presented by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Proudly, I look at my career with the same enthusiasm of the 5-year-old girl who received her first microphone and tape recorder. I'm excited about the stories ahead of me, and can't wait to share them with others by bringing them to life through the eye of a camera.
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