For the past six years I’ve been an interactive producer and correspondent based in Thailand. I’m currently pursuing a masters degree at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, with a focus in Interactive Media.
Starting off as a photographer with internships at the Greeley Tribune in Colorado, and the Salt Lake Tribune, I then spent time in Asia learning Mandarin and working on a personal project about refugees along the Thai-Burma border. For the past six years I’ve taken my background in photojournalism and applied it to producing web documentaries and interactive storytelling experiences for the web. My work has taken me to over 25 countries, and I’ve enjoyed speaking at conferences, coaching multimedia students, and collaborating with a number of clients, campaigns, and storytelling agencies.
There’s 3 things I’m passionate about accomplishing when creating visual narratives (in order):
Inspiring – Engaging people’s emotions and captivating their attention through the power of visual storytelling.
Informing – Delivering a message that people need to hear, that’s relevant, timely and formative to their lives.
Entrusting – Admitting the audience into the story in a way that gives them opportunity to express and be a part of the narrative.