In 2012 I returned to Atlanta where Hollywood was quickly taking hold. I worked both in front of and behind the camera on a variety of different projects from small and independent to huge studio productions. In 2013 I co-produced with WWII feature film The Last Rescue with Fireshoe Productions, and in 2014 I co-directed and produce the documentary Hope For Steve, following the journey of a young man and friend who had been diagnosed with ALS at only 28 years old.
In 2016, I was blessed to embark on the greatest production responsibility of my life. My daughter joined our world and she has been nothing short of an inspiration.
It has been a fantastic journey full of interesting people, unexpected experiences, and tremendously valuable lessons. I have worked on major network and studio sets, international films, corporate projects, and independent projects. They all make an impact in different and memorable ways.
As a girl power type of chick and the mother of a future empowered female, I feel a drive and a calling to do my part to help women rise. According to San Diego State University’s study, women comprised 20% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 100 (domestic) grossing films of 2019, up from 16% in 2018. We are trending upward, yet we still have a long way to go. (Get the full report here.)
Today, I am working on a docuseries project and a faith based Christmas feature about a dog and a prayer. I mentor children and up-and-coming filmmakers, and am on a mission to empower women to elevate our voices and presence both in media and in business. I also write children’s books for fun. If I Were An Angel is currently available on Amazon and my next book—a comedic little story about children doing yoga with their grandparent—will be out at the beginning of 2022.
I sincerely hope for the opportunity to connect. Remember, use your voice; it’s your greatest asset. Happy creating!