Professional Experience

Science Magazine
Senior Photo Editor

I made significant contributions at Science by transforming workflows and increasing the company’s digital presence. I created and implemented the first digital asset management system, which substantially decreased legal risk and provided an invaluable image resource.

  • Art directed photo shoots for Science covers, features and special sections
  • Produced, edited and narrated short video on National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  • Designed and implemented the first company-wide digital asset management system
  • Produced the first annual data visualization video contest “Data Stories”
  • Redesigned website that tracks Science editorial content
  • Obtained and licensed captivating scientific imagery that illustrated complex scientific concepts

Smithsonian Channel
Associate Producer

I completed documentary projects for on and off-site producers within tight time frames and on budget.

  • Navy SEAL documentary: Coordinated with U.S. Department of Defense and worked directly with Navy SEALs to film at military facilities and interview experts; managed film shoot with Navy SEAL-managed logistics on multiple field shoots; gathered and licensed stock footage and images; coordinated graphics requests; facilitated production process for off-site producer
  • Islands of Creation documentary: Coordinated with scientists to locate and license visual material relat-ed to observing evolution in progress in the South Pacific; created animated linguistics graphic; provided editing recommendations; assisted in simplifying complex scientific concepts

Optomen Productions
Associate Producer

I contributed to the production of scientific and historical television shows.

  • Managed logistics on field shoots and dramatic re-enactments
  • Pitched stories and conducted pre-interviews for Monsters Inside Me on Animal Planet
  • Researched complex medical conditions and wrote graphics scripts on specific topics
  • Researched and licensed stock photographs and footage for National Geographic and Travel Channel
  • Negotiated contracts and prices to license content from libraries, museums, agencies, and individuals

National Geographic Magazine
Photo Coordinator
Freelance Photo Editor

I employed flexibility, tenacity and creative problem solving to illustrate magazine stories.

  • Found powerful photographs for short news stories, feature stories and special newsstand issues
  • Secured high-resolution imagery, cleared rights and maintained internal database of published images
  • Assisted National Geographic photographers with studio shoots
  • Assisted senior photo editor with daily Your Shot selections•Researched and licensed photographs for interactive map of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Selected images from National Geographic photographer’s 25-year archive for submission to agencies
  • Contributed as photographer to the April 2007 “On Assignment” section of the magazine

Other Film Experience

  • Freelance associate producer at Cortina Productions (May – July 2017): Research and write museum content, find images and footage related to historical events
  • Producer and director of ongoing series of short films “Uncovering Passion”
  • First Assistant Director for short films “Vengeance” and “The Tracker”
  • Extra in HBO film “Game Change”, feature film “Shelter”, and TV shows “House of Cards” and “TURN”