My love of storytelling and insatiable curiosity has driven me from my native Detroit to the bayous of Louisiana and as far as the deserts of Central Africa.
In 2005, while working at a grip / electric rental company in NYC my first short documentary, [Food Water Revolution: a short about Iraq War Veterans in New Orleans] premiered at MoMa’s documentary fortnight. I subsequently began working on-set as an electrician & gaffer while at the same time traveling almost weekly, producing and editing videos for the Financial Times, including coverage for the 2008 Presidential election.
In 2008 I worked with friends at Iraq Veterans Against the war to produce “Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan,” a three-day televised summit in which veterans of these foreign wars gave testimony of their experiences while serving abroad. The following year I was commissioned to direct a documentary exposing the disastrous effects of the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline and I lived in Cameroon during production of Quel Souvenir. Following completion of the film, I served as Senior Video Producer for the nationally-syndicated show GRITtv with Laura Flanders for which I produced daily segments and directed field pieces, including The Harvest and Miriam Moscowitz: Surviving McCarthyism. METROPOLIS ILLINOIS, a short documentary, was inspired by a group I met while traveling for GRITtv and tells the story of a year-long lockout in Southern Illinois.
In 2014 I was a fellow of Uniondocs Studio Collaborative, and I produced and directed two short documentaries Nelly's and Eric, Winter to Spring. The latter premiere at the True/False Film Festival in 2015, screened at Rooftop Film's Summer Series and won Best Short Documentary at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Since 2014 I've been busy producing for VICELAND, National Geographic Explorer and cutting documentary content for indy films, Great Big Story and CNN's Courageous.
I currently live in Brooklyn with my husband Zac and a cat named Squirrel.