Resume and Skills

SKILLS: Panasonic GH4 camera; Sennheiser G3 wireless microphones; Rode Ntg4+ Shotgun Microphone; Adobe Creative Suite; Premiere Pro; Final Cut Pro 7; video editing; Photoshop; media management; field production; directing; writing; studio production; production management and workflow; post-production management and workflow; story development; research; archival media; rights clearance; educational and non-fiction producing; television network protocol

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Katz Tale, LLC, Arlington, Virginia, Producer/Director
May 2013 – present
Directed interviews for long form documentary exploration of land use and economic development in Alachua County, Florida; produced, directed, and co-edited Maine land use film, Moosehead’s Wicked Good Plan; Foreign Press Center Field Producer for MetroTV Indonesia anti-corruption news series; FEMA transition video subcontractor

The Ciesla Foundation, Washington, D.C., Rights and Clearances Consultant
Apr 2016 – Jul 2016
Evaluated 600 archival media elements for feature length documentary about philanthropist and business leader Julius Rosenwald; advised team on effective media management techniques; researched historic photos and rights for DVD extras

National Geographic Studios, Washington, D.C., Associate Producer
Sep 2015 – Mar 2016
Oversaw technical and contractual specifications for internationally broadcast television series, Mission Critical; conducted scientific research; served as liaison between National Geographic photographers and production studio; annotated scripts; drafted promotional language; acquired rare leopard footage from India; managed media; cleared rights; oversaw production of digital promotional deliverables

IIP, Department of State, Washington, D.C., Senior New Media Producer
Jan 2014 – Sep 2015
Produced weekly interactive web chats with American policy experts; facilitated international dialogues through innovative online digital technology; collaborated with technical and outreach teams to produce and distribute high level programs; trained embassy partners in webcast technology; tracked industry and federal agency trends to keep abreast of emerging media platforms

The Great Courses, Chantilly, Virginia, Educational Media Producer
Apr 2012 – Dec 2013
Directed 156 half-hours of academically rigorous online video courses including graphic production, editing, and studio production; conceptualized and executed complex scientific and academic media content; edited cuts using Final Cut 7 non-linear editing software

Titles: 12 Essential Scientific Concepts; Writing and Civilization: From Ancient Worlds to Modernity; Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity; How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape in 6 Lessons; How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips; How to Read
and Understand Shakespeare; Masters of War: History’s Greatest Strategic Thinkers; Food: A Cultural Culinary History

Independent Media Consultant, Dec 2003 – Apr 2012
Executed over forty hours of long form television network productions from pre-production to post-production; extensive content development; interviews; research; talent recruitment; pre-production and field production; second camera; managed original and archival video footage and images

Selected Titles: Doeville, Pasternak Media; Who The Bleep Did I Marry?, Sirens Media for Investigation Discovery; Modern Marvels, Half Yard Productions for History; Alien Deep, National Geographic Television; Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Georges Island Visitor Center, Cortina Productions; Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing, Cortina Productions for The National Museum of African American History and Culture; Coal Country, Norman Star Media; Stolen Thunder, Story House Productions for History; Deep Sea Detectives, Lone Wolf Documentary Group for History

OTHER
▪ Moosehead’s Wicked Good Plan, WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship Recipient Jun 2010-present
▪ Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Preliminary Judge Jun 2013
▪ 180 Days, Researcher, National Black Programming Consortium Feb 2012
▪ The Obama Inaugural Celebration at The Lincoln Memorial, HBO Jan 2009
▪ WGME, Channel 13, Operations Technician Jun 2001-Mar 2003
▪ High Density Anchor, Visions in Action Volunteer, Harare, Zimbabwe Jan 2000 – Dec 2000

EDUCATION
MFA, Film and Electronic Media, American University, Washington, D.C. Aug 2009
AAS, Video Technology, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME Jun 2003
BA, French, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY Jun 1998

HONORS AND AWARDS: Conservation Award, Maine Outdoor Film Festival, 2016; Maine Community Foundation Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship, 2006-2008; Research Telly Award for the History Channel’s, Failure is Not an Option, 2004; Maine Association of Broadcasters Scholarship, 2002-2003

AFFILIATIONS: Producers Guild of America, New Media Council, 2013 – present; WIFV, 2006 – present; Docs in Progress, Board of Directors, 2014 – 2015