Music Composer, Albuquerque, NM
Karen has a variety of experience in the musical world but especially in collaborating with visual artists for interactive events. She teaches piano and music composition privately, encouraging students to actively participate in other arts along with their piano education. Karen was enthusiastic and responsive to our vision for Peggy's Film. Her piano piece “View From My Window” composed in 2008 worked perfectly for "Peggy's Film."
Filmmaker, Espanola, NM
David brings an outstanding background having worked as a director, cinematographer and editor. His credits include working on a number of documentaries and feature films two of which were with Martin Scorsese.David has also worked as an editor for television programs such as ABC’s soap opera, “One Life to Live,” PBS projects, and “Code Blue” series for New York Times Television.
David is a professor at Northern New Mexico College in the Film/Digital Media Arts Department. He is also the creative programmer for Canal Seis, the community television station in Espanola. David's film LAND WATER PEOPLE TIME, won Best Documentary Film in the New Mexico State Film Festival.
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David has collaborated with us on "Peggy's Story," "Cheyanne's Story," "A Teacher's Story," "Jessica's Story," "Francesca's Story," and "Barbara's Story."
Lynne was a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of South Florida where she taught modern dance, choreography, kinesiology and Laban Movement Analysis. She received a BFA from the Juilliard School in New York City and an MFA from the University of Utah. Her professional career includes nine years as a member of the Utah Repertory Dance Theater. In May of 2010, she retired from the University of South Florida in Tampa Florida where she had been on the faculty of the School of Theatre and Dance for 27 years. Her current research and work lies in the fields of dance for camera and documentary video. She currently resides in Salt Lake City Utah.
Recent projects include: "For the Love of Dance" - celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Repertory Dance Theatre; Florida Waterworks Dance Project; and "In Perilous Time" - a documentary video celebrating the lives of WWII veterans for Jewish Family Services or Utah.
Photographer for "Francesca's Story" and Project with Esperanza.
Healing Voices-Personal Stories Logo Designer
Joanna Smith is a graphic designer, illustrator, and educator. Over the past eight years, she has worked on advertisements, logo design/branding, package design, web sites, animation, web based games, and numerous illustrative projects. Joanna holds a Bachelor of Science from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a Master of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is currently working towards the completion of her Master of Arts in Illustration and working on a children's book. While working as a freelance graphic designer, Joanna also enjoys designing for socially conscious projects and charitable organizations. She is currently a member of the faculty at Sessions College for Professional Design.
Filmmaker for Interviews on Esperanza Project
Music for "Barbara's Story"