Portfolio

Video Shooting and Editing

A project done during a school reunion, featuring students talking about the Jefferson County Open School and what makes it special.

A friend with disabilities tries to get to work after the snowstorms of 2006.
Live reporting from the 2008 Republican National Convention.
Young Obama supporters in 2008.
A montage of stills from a recent family reunion adventure.

Some Social Media Ideas I Created for Jefferson County Open Space

Writing

The Former Glacier: Appreciating the things that are disappearing in the age of climate change
Distributed in Medium’s Outdoors and Environment sections

Living in the Märchenwald

Sorry, Evergreen, I’m Not Going to Deliver Your Mail

From My Instagram Feed

Low-Income Housing

I recently left a position working as the Director of Supportive Services at Ruby Hill Residences, a low-income housing project in Denver specializing in getting people experiencing homelessness into their own apartment homes. I provided case management and therapeutic activities to 114 households, for residents ranging from newborns to seniors. Most of my clients had extensive trauma histories and many had Substance Use Disorders and other mental health issues. Here are some of the media projects I worked on.

Facebook post promoting Bug Catching activity.
Flyer promoting Sidewalk Chalk activity.
This gratitude tree activity is a great way to help people gain a more grateful perspective, which sounds a little cheesy, but is a scientifically-backed technique for improving physical and mental health.
One recent project was creating a very simple User Guide to the apartment homes at Ruby Hill, with information on available services, House Rules, and how to operate something as simple as blinds, since many residents only have experience living in places where many amenities and appliances are broken.