Since starting my career as a full-time filmmaker in 2007, I have written, produced and directed award-winning films including 'Love It and Leave It', funded by the NFB and 'Conceiving Family', distributed by Films Media Group. I was awarded two Knowledge Network original commissions for the series of shorts 'Dreamers and Dissidents' and the feature length documentary 'Only in Nelson', both concerned with how people make a home and live together in community. 'Southern Interior', my latest project in development, is a sketch comedy series based in our bohemian mountain town of Nelson, British Columbia.
I founded Watershed Productions Inc. in 2007 where I write, direct and produce scripted and non-scripted short and feature length content that aims to create social impact. I manage a team of media professionals to provide a full slate of video production services across multiple platforms for mission-driven clients ranging from non-profits to corporations.
I have been a faculty member with the Digital Arts and New Media Program at Selkirk College since 2015 and earned my advanced diploma from Selkirk College’s Independent Digital Film Program in 2007. I was selected to the Pacific Screenwriting Storyroom Program to workshop a comedy script with Jennica Harper. I was named a Hot Docs Accelerator Fellow in 2014 and was awarded a Shaw Media Scholarship in 2011, both through the Hot Docs Festival.
I earned a Master’s in Education from Harvard University in 1999 and spent over a decade directing programs in the education sector in settings ranging from a juvenile detention centre in inner-city Boston to the residential camp setting in the wilderness of Ontario.