As a kid growing up in Washington State, I fell in love with classic American films. (Frank Capra movies were my favorite.) When I went to film school, I knew right away I wanted to be an editor. Synthesizing the disparate film elements into one cohesive cinematic story had the utmost appeal to me.
After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking from BYU and earning my wings as an assistant editor, I began editing feature films for the family entertainment market, seven in all. Other editing projects were the CBS dramatic series Promised Land (a spin-off of the popular series Touched By an Angel); television commercials which aired in national markets; and programs for cable networks such as The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and HGTV. My last project before taking time off to raise my daughter with my husband was an IMAX – ROAR: Lions of the Kalahari, produced by National Geographic Films. It won the 2005 Best Editing award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
During my child-raising hiatus, I edited projects for non-profits such as Hollywood’s Digital Dove and, in 2013 I relocated with my family from L.A. to Nashville, TN. Since my daughter is a big kid now, I have returned full-time to my freelance editing career. I work on both long and short-form projects, either narrative or documentary, and from the heap of raw footage help the director tell a vivid and compelling cinematic story.