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Award-winning editor, writer and producer with over thirty years experience in broadcast and independent media.
Freelance Editor, Writer, Producer, Story Consultant
Honolulu, HI, July 2010 – present
Dallas, TX, July 2002 – July 2010
San Francisco, CA, October 1989 – July 2002
Long & short form documentary editing a specialty. Films broadcast on PBS include: Winning Girl (2015), Eating Alaska (2010), Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i (2009), Special Circumstances (2009), By Invitation Only (2007), No Loitering (2001), Surfing for Life (2000), Peace Talks (1997), It’s Elementary (1997), School Colors (1994), Young Aspirations/ Young Artists (1993).
Recent clients include Pacific Islanders in Communication, Pau Hana Films, Two Suns Media, and the Independent Television Service.
Avid Certified Instructor
Dallas, TX & San Francisco, CA. June 1994 – December 2006
Taught hundreds of editors introductory to advanced Avid courses as part of Avid’s Certified Training Program.
Editor/Independent Filmmaker, YOUNG ASPIRATIONS/YOUNG ARTISTS
August 1991 to July 1992. Produced, directed, co-wrote and edited Emmy award-winning documentary. Broadcast on PBS in June 1993. Self-distribute film through New Day Films cooperative.
Cameraperson/Editor/Producer, WWL-TV (CBS), New Orleans, LA.
September 1988 – September 1989
Created promos and PSA’s.
Cameraperson/Editor/Producer, Entergy Corporation, New Orleans, LA
March 1985 – September 1988
Production Assistant/Editor, Group W Cable, Violet, LA
March 1984 – March 1985
Production Assistant/Editor, Loyola Institute for Ministry, New Orleans, LA
March 1983 – March 1984
Format savvy from tape to HD to 4K to 35 mm. I speak Premiere, Final Cut Pro & Avid. Expert long form project manager.
Avid Instructor Certification Program,
1994 – 2006
Maine Film and Video Workshops,
1987 – 1990
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Graduated cum laude May 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Communications and Political Science.
Hawaii International Film Festival, individual member
Women in Film.Dallas
President 2005, Vice President 2004
New Day Films
1993 – present
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2000 Northern California Emmy Award, Outstanding Achievement in Editing
San Francisco State University, Lecturer
1998 – 1999
Bay Area Video Coalition, Instructor
1993 – 1998
Childhood: New Orleans, Louisiana. Heritage: Latina/Scottish Caribbean American. Other interests: travel, cooking, organic gardening, yoga and dancing