Radio + Audio Storytelling

My audio career goes back to late nights and early mornings coordinating and broadcasting at Oberlin College's community radio station. Currently, I'm producing several podcasts as well as editing others for the fantastic clients I collaborate with. From audio dramas and variety shows to hosted interview shows, check out the projects here on the site and let me know if you have ideas you'd be interested in making happen. I'd love to help.

Coco's Barrio – Teatro del Pueblo's bi-lingual live theater and variety show – is now a podcast! I was a sound engineer and live-on-stage Foley sound effects performer for the original Coco's stage shows. Now I have the honor of recording, associate-producing, sound designing, and editing the Coco's Barrio podcast. It's just like the stage show but more intimate with new surprises. Check out all of our past episodes and stay tuned as a new 10 episode (!) is coming later in 2024 – we've recorded 5 full Coco's shows and are currently in post-production to turn them into episodes.

After serving as a guest engineer when co-hosts Sarah and Dimity come to Minnesota to record live episodes, I'm now producing all three of Another Mother Runner's regular weekly podcasts – Another Mother Runner, AMR Trains, and AMR Answers – which explore the intersection of running, training and mothering. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.

For nearly a year, I was "embedded" with the archaeologists at Nienow Cultural Consultants as they conducted a Comprehensive Literature Review – basically a full survey of cultural, historical and archaeological features – in a federally-defined geographical buffer area surrounding the Camp Ripley military base in central Minnesota. My job was to document their work which included: discovering long forgotten "ghost towns"; conducting a public archaeology dig; interviewing local historians, etc. I went along for the ride with video camera and microphone recording it all. Check out some of the videos I created during the project.

After meeting YIPA's executive director, Paul Meunier, and commiserating over the joys and pains of recording and editing podcasts, I tried my hand at editing an episode of the YIPA podcast, The Passionate Youth Worker. I've stayed on and work on each bi-weekly episode. Even if you're not a youth worker yourself, the international stories of these committed professionals are enlightening, personal and inspirational. Check them out.

I enjoyed the great privilege of working with Historic Saint Paul to produce a series of videos documenting the amazing historic and cultural heritage preservation work they are doing in Saint Paul. We released a video each week during their Pledge for Preservation campaign in November-December 2020.

MAHSC is the Metro Area Historical Society Collaborative – a partnership of Minnesota county historical societies in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Twin Cities) metropolitan area. In 2020, I sat down with archaeologist, Jeremy Nienow, and recorded a series of conversations about the archaeology projects he conducted in each of the Collaborative's counties – Dakota, Ramsey, Scott – in 2019-2020. I combined the edited versions of these conversations with site photos, historical images and video clips to produce a series of videos for MAHSC.

Freedom's Promise is a podcast I produced, recorded, and edited. The series was created by professor and author Duchess Harris. Duchess wrote and hosted the show with her son, Zach Thomas as a co-host. Freedom's Promise explores African-American topics that are covered in Duchess's book series which is written for third-to-sixth grade readers. In each episode, Zach and Duchess provide an overview, share relevant audio clips, and engage in honest dialogue about the issues and people connected to the featured topic. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.

In fall 2018, Only a Game, NPR's sports radio show, hired me to travel to Sauk Rapids, Minn. to record reporter Tal Pinchevsky's interview with Austin Howard and his parents. Austin, born in Haiti, was adopted by the Howard family in 2010 after the devastating earthquake there. Once in Sauk Rapids, Austin almost immediately took to snow, ice, skates and hockey. Click on "read more" to listen to his story.

I produced, recorded, and edited Season 01 and Season 02 of this health and wellness conversational podcast hosted by its creators, Francine Tolbert and Glaiza Regis. Fran and Glaiza interview experts and bring their own perspective as women of color and mothers to each episode's topic. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.

Sue Scott's podcast, Island of Discarded Women, is a mix of radio theater satire, original songs, and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories. As an honored ally, I engineered the recording of the podcast's live performances during its inaugural tenure at the Nord Social Hall in Minneapolis. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.