When I was a teenager, I had the realization that we often fail to appreciate the importance of our experiences until they become memories. That was when I bought my first camera. I began constantly filming the things I saw and I loved playing back the footage to watch with my friends. When I turned 20, I decided to leave home and document my life as I lived out of a backpack and traveled around the United States by train, bus, bicycle, and hitchhiking. The videos I produced during this time were featured on numerous travel blogs which ultimately led to Amtrak featuring my work as promotional material.
I then attended UC Berkeley to study Political Science and History. I studied the communication tactics of social movements and political organizations to learn how others have successfully articulated complex ideas. At the same time, I was filming weddings to pay for tuition, which taught me how to craft highly emotional narratives.
As I developed a portfolio of clients from a diversity of industries, I realized that the work with my non-profit clients were the projects that I felt most passionate about. It became clear to me that non-profits had an abundance of emotional, inspiring, and important stories to tell but often lacked the support needed to share them effectively. Since then, I've been prioritizing work with non-profits and community organizations to help share their important work.