Over the last 20+ years I've written everything from children's plays, to print and broadcast journalism, technical manuals, short stories, screenplays, a book on audio principles, advertising copy, scripts and articles for corporate communications, and a book on menopause.
I consider myself a story teller and my first steps are always to seek out both the story in, and the voice of, any project that I am engaged with.
I do this because it is the most interesting approach, and because these first steps go a long way to showing me the way forward and through whatever it is I'm working on. By working this way, I am able to listen to, and then to speak with, the voice and tone of those whose story I am telling. This approach has enabled me to tell the stories of children and older folks, hotshot technical engineers, and homeless people. It has also helped me, over the last fifteen years, to be especially adept at designing websites and interactive media installations that are user friendly and intuitive.
Today, with the rising development of social media, I use these same skills to tell people's stories in blogs, on facebook, video and audio podcasts, and with the 140 chracters of Twitter. I regularly have the enjoyable (and sometimes disorienting) task of speaking with other voices in order to bring my clients' stories to the world in a new form.
The one thing I know is that while there are countless stories, we all beat with one heart.
(right click on the links to download samples, or left click to view in browser):
It's Surprising Where You'll Find Us (Multi-media Script for Kaiser Permanente)
View the video here
Kaiser Permanente Special Service Edition
("A Tale of Two Teams" - "Three Departments One Mission" - "Hiking Together Up World Class Mountain")
The MenoMavens Menopause Manual
Making The Connection (segment from audio book written for Fender)
WebFM (a software manual)
The Little Studio That Could (Radio script for Riverwalk Jazz)
Petaluma Brownfields Documentary Short
North Bay iHub - An Ecosystem of Innovation
Flash Mob video for Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente - Live Well Be Well
Recent web video for Sonoma County clients
Michael Vincent & Rocking Horse - Upside Down - Music Video
Want To Join Our Gang? - A segment from Pocho in the House
The Art & The Fire - A segment from The Vocabulary of Expression (a documentary series)
Big Chief - A segment from The Vocabulary of Expression (a documentary series)
Recent audio tours and installations
Extra Innings Radio (NPR and Podcast)
Blues Music Radio and Podcast
Jim Callahan Sculptor
Jason Williams - Absolute Impressions
Charles Williams Decorative Concrete
Martin Brothers Supply
Pocho In The House
Joe Voltierra - Actor
Kit Lofroos Massage
James Singleton - New Orleans Musician
Clive Wilson - New Orleans Trumpet
Fly Boy Band
Churches Supporting Churches New Orleans