EDUCATION
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Fine Arts, Experimental and Media Arts
with a concentration in Digital Cinema
GPA 3.97
(2009-2012)

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Arts, Cinema Studies and Media Culture
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Summa Cum Laude with High Distinction.
(2006-2008)

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN
Film Production degree program. Recognized for excellence in grades.
(1991-1993)

University of California, San Diego, CA
Literature/Writing degree program. Provost’s Honors for GPA.
(1984-1986)

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Liberal Arts program. Dean’s List.
(1983)

 
AWARDS & HONORS
Zelda and Max Berman Fellowship (2011)
University of Minnesota Graduate School Fellowship (2009)
Cattron/Woodbridge Philosophy Major Scholarship (2007)
Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship (2007)
Phi Kappa Phi (2007)
University of Minnesota Philosophy Department Grant for Video Production (2007)
Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, SMMASH Film Festival (2003)
Regents Scholarship, University of Colorado (1983)
National Merit Scholarship Finalist (1981)

 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN
Reserve Teacher, Grades K-12
• Teaching courses in media arts, visual arts, language arts, French, special education, and other curricula as needed. In the process of developing two media arts projects for 8-12th grade students: Grrrilla Filmmakers (mentoring young women film/video artists) and CinemAlive (critically engaging with and consciously creating media arts). (2013-present)

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Department of Art, Experimental and Media Arts Program – Lecturer
• Developing curriculum for and teaching “Introduction to Experimental and Media Arts.” This media production course introduces students to media art practices including video production techniques, cinematography, Final Cut editing, Photoshop, sound design, and animation. Recently completed fourth semester of this course. (2010-2012)

Mahidol University International College, Bangkok, Thailand
Fine and Applied Arts Department, Entertainment Media Program – Faculty Lecturer
• Teaching four lower- and upper-division courses for media production majors, developing curricula, managing high-tech digital video production equipment, designing and implementing entrance examinations. (2008-2009)

University of Minnesota, , Minneapolis, MN
Department of Philosophy, Ethics and Education – Adjunct Teacher
• Developing curriculum for a six-week course titled, “The Art of Storytelling: Finding Your Voice.” Topics included narrative forms, thematic development, fact versus fiction, author intention and responsibility, point-of-view, character/self, and connection to audience. (2008)

Lake Pepin Art & Design Center, Pepin, WI
Film Director Weekend – Guest Filmmaker and Lecturer
• Creating and facilitating a one-day workshop, “Journeys In Digital Filmmaking: From Your Living Room To The World And Back Again.” Topics included the history of cinematic innovations, concerns and benefits of progression to DV, digital filmmaking 101, and digital filmmaker resources. (2007)

Freelance Coach/Consultant, Digital Editing, Minneapolis, MN
• Supervising hands-on training for individuals in essential elements of Final Cut Pro editing software and continuity editing. (2004-2005)

Idyllwild Motion Picture Arts Cooperative, Idyllwild, CA
Independent Film Production Workshops – Instructor
• Developing weekly workshop curricula for members of IMPAC. Topics included screenplay development, budget creation and alternative sources of financing, assembling crew members, cast auditions, script breakdown, scheduling, principal photography, non-linear editing, soundtrack, copyrights, film festivals, marketing, and distribution. (2001-2002)

 
FILMOGRAPHY
Please click “Portfolio” tab at top of page.

 
EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
“Tail of the Ouroboros” Exhibition – Katherine E. Nash Gallery 2012
“Fresh Works” Exhibition – Quarter Gallery 2011
Beijing Film Academy – International New Media Art Triennial – Official Selection 2010
Women Stand Up and Shoot: A Comedic Film Competition! – Official Selection 2010
“Fresh Works” Exhibition – Quarter Gallery 2010
“Foot in the Door” Exhibition – Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2010
“Fresh Works” Exhibition – Quarter Gallery 2009
Lake Pepin Art & Design Center – Featured Filmmaker and Lecturer 2009
Palm Springs International Film Festival – Official Selection 2008
Atlantic City Cinefest, Downbeach Film Festival – Official Selection 2008
Strictly Midwest Movies and Shorts Festival – Official Selection 2003
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival – Official Selection 2003
The Los Angeles FCPUG – Special Screening and Q & A 2002

 
PUBLICATIONS
Cosmic Radio – screenwriter of feature-length script, produced 2007
Turquoise – screenwriter of feature-length script, produced 2003
Idyllwild Motion Picture Arts Cooperative Newsletter – Editor and feature writer 2002-2003
Sneeker.com – feature writer for online news publication 1999-2000
Women In Media Arts Newsletter – Editor and feature writer 1994-1995
The Guthrie Theater Magazine – Assistant Editor 1992-1995

 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Independent Filmmaker (1992 to present)
Teacher K-12, Minneapolis Public Schools (2013, ongoing)
Creative Consultant, children’s video Fuzzy Warm Sleepy Dorm (2007)
Script Supervisor, 35mm feature film Unstable Minds (2001)
Actor, Background San Diego, extra for 30+ film and television productions (1996-99)
Camera Operator, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (1995)
Camera Operator, award-winning 16mm short film, Mulching Blade (1995)
Assistant to the Producing Director, The Guthrie Theater, 1992-1995
Fifteen years of administrative expertise, 1990-2005

 
MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES
Board Member, Pangea World Theater, 2006 to present
Member, Independent Features Project – Minnesota Center for Media Arts, 2004 to present
Member, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2008 to present
Founding Member, Idyllwild Motion Picture Arts Cooperative, 2002-2003
Member, Screen Actors Guild, 1997 to present
Founding Member, Women in Media Arts, 1994-1995

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