I moved just about six months ago to San Diego but grew up in the Pacific Northwest in Eastern Washington. Being the youngest of my musical family, I found an affinity for music, both listening and playing. While I didn’t have quite the musical genes that the rest of my family did, I still wanted to be involved with music. Logistically, I figured that I could still be a part of music by creating music videos. I picked up my family’s home video camera and started putting together live videos of my brothers’ bands.
From there, I found a way to include videos in my school projects and later interned at my church in the video department, learning more than I could’ve ever imagined. I owe all of my education and initial experience to the people who taught me and invested in me during my internship and time spent there.
I’ve always had the dream to be my own boss and live a more “creative” lifestyle as opposed to the 9-5. Since before I was an adult, I had been taking gigs to shoot videos for various projects. I’ve gone through stints where I’ve been a freelance video producer full-time, to part-time, and sometimes have had no time for it at all. Through it all, I continue to love making music videos and stay up-to-date on new releases. They’re usually full of creativity and often have no boundaries. There’s a rush of inspiration for me to listen to lyrics of a song and dream up a wild visual experience to pair with each one.
Participating in the accompanying video for Where Women Create WORK has been a blast, both from behind the camera and in putting together the end piece. For this shoot, we utilized a space that ended up being the perfect backdrop for the scene, filled with antique and vintage props to bring out all the right vibes for the project. The whole ambiance of the space helped set the ideal tone. Everything ran mostly according to plan, which is always the hope and rarely the reality. The artists and creators on screen were so great to work with—from hair and makeup, lighting, location, organizing people and time slots, food, and props; it was really a great group of people that helped make it all happen. And, working with Eric and Cami Bradley, who I have worked with in a variety of roles together for many years, hardly seems like work at all, as we work so well together!
Hearing about peoples’ stories and how they got to where they are in this moment in time and how it has shaped their lives was my favorite part of the project. Through the years, I’ve had the privilege to work alongside amazing people who have helped and shaped me. I’m proud of what this piece stands for and am thankful for having the chance to be a part of it. It has been an amazing ride, and I’m excited to see where the next journey takes me.