The Shining Stars Foundation’s “Aspen Summer Adventure” is a week-long program for children ages 8-14 facing cancer or another life-threatening illness. (03:05)
Kyle became paralyzed after he was swept over a North Carolina waterfall. Today the Bridging Bionics Foundation and supporters are enabling Kyle to stand up and walk again. (03:45)
Kayla was driving to school when she crashed her car, was ejected from the vehicle, and suffered a spinal cord injury. Today the Bridging Bionics Foundation is helping her to stand and walk again! (03:45)
Enjoy a few of my favorite shots from the 2019 Summerfest Balloon Bash in Basalt, Colorado! Watch the video below (“Wind vs. Balloons”) to see what happened right after I filmed the nightime balloon glow shot! (00:41)
While filming the Summerfest Balloon Bash, I captured this impressive “mass emergency deflation” after a huge gust of wind unexpectedly slammed into the assembled hot air balloons. (24:00)
Shining Stars News “breaks into programing” to bring you a recap of the exciting 2019 Aspen Winter Games at Buttermilk Ski Resort. Some of the 70 Stars had never even seen snow or mountains before! (24:00)
80 Basalt High School students, faculty, and community friends, rallied at a head-shaving event to raise money for cancer research in honor of Anna Cunningham. Sadly, Anna passed away the day after this event. (3:00)
This is the short version of the Anna Cunningham Celebration memorial video created with family photos and personal videos. To see the full length version visit https://vimeo.com/329919783 (7:30)
Mauricio Sosa was bullied for much of his young life. When he entered Basalt High School, he decided to take action and spent four years building “The Peace Garden” for his senior year Capstone Project. (4:00)
Meet Graciela and James, two Challenge Aspen participants. Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. (2:30)
The SSN News Team “breaks into regular programing” to bring you a recap of the exciting 2018 Aspen Winter Games at Buttermilk Mountain. This is the third year I produced an entire “newscast” in one week. (27:00)
“Portraits of Hope” is a student film I helped produce that explores what being paralyzed from the perspective of young children, and how programs like Bridging Bionics Foundation help injured athletes to stand up and walk again. (9:30)
The Bridging Bionics Foundation helps people with spinal cord injuries, like Leah Potts, to stand up and walk again using exoskeleton bionic technology. (2:06)
Meet Mackenzie Langley who suffered 9 broken vertebrates in a car accident in 2014. Today she works with the Bridging Bionics Foundation to increase her mobility and to lead a more normal life! (2:20)
Challenge Aspen has been helping people with disabilities, and their families, since 1995. Meet three of them and learn how the program has changed their lives. (3:44)
Watch the instillation of this unique and controversial sculpture, named “Double Black Diamond”, at the new Snowmass Village traffic round-about in June, 2017. (2:48)
Learn about Sunset City, a year-long project created by Kimberly Simon for her class at Aspen Elementary School. Then enjoy snippets from the Sunset City Histories that the third-graders wrote as part of the assignment. (7:28)
See how Shining Stars News covered the First Day of skiing for the 2017 Shining Stars. Most of the Stars had never skied or boarded before. Watch the entire SSN newscast below. (1:56)
Enjoy the entire 2017 Shining Stars News newscast to look back at the Aspen Winter Games which brought seventy children from around the country, all fighting pediatric cancer, to Buttermilk Ski Area. (20:00)
Learn how the Bridging Bionics Foundation is impacting the lives of Roaring Fork Valley neighbors with spinal cord injuries. Using modern bionic technology, the patients are able to stand up and walk again! (5:30)
The Shining Stars Foundation transforms lives through year-round, outdoor recreational and social programs for children and their families challenged with pediatric cancer. (3:42)
Bridging Bionics Foundation is raising $175,000 to bring an Indego® exoskeleton to the Roaring Fork Valley to help people with spinal cord injuries to walk and participate in over-ground gait training. (2:29)
The Ouray Ice Park impacts the winter economy of southwestern Colorado, bringing people to the San Juan’s and keeping local businesses open. This is the official submission video for the 2016 Wright Awards. (1:30)
The Town of Basalt is building a pedestrian underpass under busy Highway 82. Learn more about the project and see what the underpass will look like when it is completed in September 2017. (2:25)
Meet Turner and learn how Challenge Aspen helps to “make the impossible possible”! Recognized as one of the premier adaptive ski programs in the world, Challenge Aspen offers programs year round for participants of all ages. (2:34)
Doss Malone is paralyzed from the waist down and has not walked since 2004… until today! The Bridging Bionics Foundation helps advance the development of exoskeletons and bionic technology to augment human mobility. (1:52)
Challenge Aspen is one of the country’s leading programs for disabled people, which has been replicated throughout the world. I was commissioned to produce a video presentation to kickoff and support a $20 million endowment campaign. (4:34)
The Shining Stars News Team “breaks into programing” to bring you a recap of the exciting 2016 Aspen Winter Games. Seventy children living with pediatric cancer invaded Buttermilk Ski Area for a week of skiing, adventure, and fun. (19:26)
I filmed and field-produced this video about the Best Friends Animal Society, reported by Katie Couric, for Yahoo! News. To watch a higher quality version click on this link: Yahoo! News / Katie Couric – Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Bridging Bionics Foundation provides funding, education, and advances the development of exoskeletons and bionic technology to enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again.
Wine, Women & Shoes is a fund raising event that supports the Shining Stars Foundation. Money raised helps to bring children with cancer to the Aspen Winter Games each year.
The Ouray Ice Park has ice for everyone, regardless of skill level and climbing ability. The Park contains over 200 man-made ice and mixed climbs, and three miles of vertical terrain, and is a favorite destination for climbers from around the world.
ACES Ed, a program of the Aspen Center for Environmental Study, provides nationally acclaimed, in-school environmental education at area schools, as well as science programs and field trips for over forty regional schools in Pitkin, Garfield and Eagle counties.
The first snowfall of the season is a big day for Colorado mountain towns. Video produced for the Basalt Chamber of Commerce.
The Community Office for Resource Efficiency is celebrating twenty years of promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency and green building in western Colorado and beyond.
The Ouray Ice Park is one of the premier ice climbing destinations in the world. But the massive walls of ice are not just the work of Mother Nature. Each night a corp of ‘ice farmers” grow the ice using over 250,000 gallons of water.
The Aspen Winter Games is held annually by the Shining Stars Foundation. The week-long adaptive snowboard and ski program brings over one hundred children living with cancer or another life threatening illness to Buttermilk Ski Area.
The Locks of Love program provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
Say goodbye to Jack Frost. It’s springtime in the Roaring Fork Valley. Video produced for the Basalt Chamber of Commerce.
PrideRock Wildlife Refuge is a private Texas safe haven for Big Cats that have been abused, abandoned, confiscated, or that can no longer be properly cared for by their previous owners.
Kahn, an abused male lion rescued by InSync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center, starts his day with a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Decaf. It’s a morning ritual that volunteer Denise looks forward to several days each week.
It’s play time at InSync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center when five tigers find something new in their playground – a GoPro video camera hidden inside a log to record a “tigers-eye” view of their world.
I was not too happy when this curious tiger started to eat my camera at InSync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center in Texas. Luckily he just wanted a taste and didn’t enjoy the GoPro Au Gratin.
InSync Exotics – “In The Beginning”. InSync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center is dedicated to the rescue of abused, unwanted and neglected exotic felines. This video tells the surprising story of how the rescue center was founded.
InSync Exotics – “Home Improvements”. InSync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center must constantly grow to house the ever-increasing number of abused, unwanted and neglected exotic felines looking for a permanent home.
InSync Exotics – “A Daily Struggle”. InSync Exotics Wildlife Rescue Center faces a never-ending challenge to raise funds to care for abused, unwanted and neglected exotic felines.