I've worked seasonally for the National Park Service for more than a decade from Alaska to Texas. In that time I have done everything from maintenance, interpretation and entrance fees to video production, exhibit design and webcam management.
In addition to filmmaking, as seen above, one of my strongest skills is photography. I started developing my own film and photographs as a teenager and moved to digital in college. I reached a refining point in my photography when worked with National Geographic Magazine as an assistant photographer. My clients have included newspapers, magazines, National Parks, non-profits and businesses. My biggest passion and strength is in documentary photography that requires journalistic investigation and research to complete.
Above I have uploaded a small selection of photographs that I have taken for or in National Parks. Below you can see two short resource clips I made for Katmai and Big Bend National Parks. These kinds of short educational videos are currently well suited to social media platforms and I create them on a regular basis. Below that you will find a large array of social media posts that represent a small fraction of the posts I have written for parks over the years. Not included is my extensive work with Snapchat in Instagram stories. (Click to enlarge each social media post.)
In Katmai National Park I filled in as a seasonal Visual Information Specialist managing the infamous #BearCams. I was a direct contact point and manager for this uniquely high profile partnership between the NPS and Explore.org. I worked on the park's six webcams and conducted regular interpretive live chats. I developed new operating procedures for these live chats that made them easier to do and dramatically increased their reach. When fully cross promoting our live chats with Department of Interior and NPS social media channels we could have as many as two million active viewers during live programs.
In 2013-2014 I worked with Grand Teton National Park to create twelve short films highlighting the beauty and management challenges of the Moose-Wilson Road corridor. Here are two of the films created for that project. More of the films can be seen here.
The following are early drafts of wayside exhibits I have designed for Glacier National Park. These will be updated in the coming months and should not be distributed at this time.These waysides were designed with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. All the photographs were taken by myself.