I am an active member of the Director's Guild of America, and an active member and former board member of Women in Film & Video/New England. In 2005, I was a Filmmaker-In-Residence Fellow at WGBH, Boston, and in 2011 won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. I have worked as an Assistant Director on feature films, TV series and specials, commercials and industrials before producing documentaries as an independent in 1993, forming Mineral King Productions.
* As an independent Producer/Director, I have over 25 years of film and documentary experience. I earned a Master's in Film Production from Boston University (1990) and a Master's degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. (2003) I am a member of the Director's Guild of America, a DGA Trainee graduate, and an active member and former board member of Women in Film & Video/New England. My first film and co-production, Living Under the Cloud: Chernobyl Today, won the Special Jury Award in the Environmental Category at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1994. My feature-length documentary, (2000) , Iditarod...A Far Distant Place, won Best Cinematography at the New England Film Festival, and the First Place Audience Award for Documentary at Film Fest New Haven. A recent film, Prison Pups; Raising and Training Puppies in the Culture of Confined Men, (2006) won Best Documentary at the Berks County Film Festival, the Audience Award for documentary at the Asheville Film Festival, and Best Featurette and Best Made-In-Mass at the Plymouth Film Festival. Thy Will Be Done: A Transsexual Woman's Journey Through Family and Faith, is screening at Universities, Libraries, and LGBT Organizations across the country.