My art thrives on the city of San Francisco. I acted as the lead editor for Tenderloin Architecture, which concentrated on a mostly ignored history of one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods through an in-depth exploration of its buildings. This documentary helped to create an installation for the Tenderloin History Museum. As an assistant editor with Critical Images Inc. on By The Power Vested in Me (in progress), an exploration into the California Supreme Court case on gay marriage, I helped to support the larger struggle nationwide for full equal rights in the LGBT community.
As a native of San Francisco, I am surely a product of my surroundings, and embrace the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of this city. As the development coordinator for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, I maintained a database of donors that is integral to the success of the festival as well as the year-round organization. During my first few months with the festival, the new executive director focused the organization’s attention on reaching a younger audience through new media technologies. Being interested in developing for iOS, I offered to develop an iPhone application for the summer festival. I was awarded the challenge, and SFJFF32 launched on iTunes in time for the festivities. It was the first-ever mobile application for the organization, and began a movement within the non-profit for more technologies within programming. Consequently, the success of the application instigated the launch of my company, Frames Per Sound, a full-service mobile development studio based in San Francisco.