About Us

Blue Chalk Media is an industry-leading production company widely recognized for its signature cinematic nonfiction storytelling style and authentic expression of the human experience.


Since its founding in 2013, Blue Chalk has produced a wide variety of content including more than 900 short-form videos, garnering more than 125 awards for clients such as The New Yorker, NIKE, the Food Network and over 95 others.


In addition, Blue Chalk has created numerous long-form documentaries, video and audio series and recently expanded into television by producing several ground-breaking series for The Magnolia Network, now available through the discovery+ streaming service. Previous Blue Chalk productions have aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting and public television stations nationwide.


Blue Chalk operates around the world, having filmed on six of the seven continents, and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with additional offices and production facilities in Portland, OR.


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Meet the Team

  • Greg Moyer (He/Him)

    Founder and CEO

    Greg Moyer founded Blue Chalk Media in 2013 intending to create a world-class visual communications company whose productions demonstrate the power, importance, and appeal of documentary-style storytelling. Hundreds of films and awards later, Blue Chalk has become known for its cinematic production style and journalistic approach to stories, a reflection of Greg’s early love for visual journalism as an aspiring photographer and newspaper photo editor. Prior to Blue Chalk, Greg spent over 25 years in senior management roles for a variety of non-fiction television brands, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, VOOM HD and Food Network. While head of programming, Greg led Discovery to five George Foster Peabody Awards for editorial excellence. In his final role as a television channel executive, Greg managed the launch of the Food Network into 63 countries outside North America.

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  • Pam Huling (She/Her)

    Chief Operating Officer

    Pam Huling, chief operating officer and co-founder of Blue Chalk, is responsible for all corporate operations of the company. She has been named one of the Top Women in Digital by Cynopsis Media. Prior to Blue Chalk, she was the Director of Photo Services at Discovery Communications where she oversaw all aspects of photography for nearly 15 years, supporting more than 100 television brands worldwide. Currently, Pam is an adjunct professor in the visual communications department at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. She is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, having received a scholarship at the age of 17, and has a degree in graphic design as well.

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  • Rob Finch (He/Him)

    Creative Director

    Rob Finch is a Portland, OR-based visual storyteller. As creative director at Blue Chalk Media, Finch has directed, shot, and edited numerous short films in both the documentary and advertising worlds. He was a director of photography on the seven-part, landmark TV series “Belief” for OWN. He also worked on the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary “One Last Hug.” Finch was director of the full-length documentary “Big Dreams in Umatilla” and director of photography on the Emmy Award-winning “American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise.” Finch was part of a team from The Oregonian recognized with the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. He has also won the Online Journalism Award for Best Video Presentation and has been a two-time Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year contest. He was selected to exhibit his work in Perpignan, France, at the Visa pour l’Image Festival and was a member of the World Press Masterclass.

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  • Amy Polansky (She/Her)

    Head of Production

    Amy Polansky is a production manager & producer by trade, who joined Blue Chalk in 2018, bringing with her years of experience in both audio and video production. She particularly enjoys education-focused projects, such as Blue Chalk’s work with the Oregon School Boards Association, Open School, and the National School Boards Association; and smaller, local projects, such as Freeland Spirits and Stoopid Burger, both in partnership with Travel Oregon. Amy loves teamwork and the process of building a piece from concept to delivery. Outside of work you can find Amy at the dog park, working on a home renovation project or exploring the outdoors. A proud Wisconsin native, Amy is a big fan of pilsners and cheese.

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  • Sebastián Weinberg (He/Him)

    Supervising Line Producer

    Sebastián Weinberg joined Blue Chalk Media in 2018. He has supervised numerous commercial, branded content, and documentary projects for clients such as Nike, Food Network, TIME, Wieden+Kennedy, Siegel+Gale, PBS, and The New Yorker. He is currently overseeing several productions for the upcoming launch of the Magnolia Network. Prior to joining Blue Chalk, Sebastián managed and produced multiple award-winning film, TV, and digital projects for such networks as Showtime, History Channel, CNN, ESPN, Hulu, and Maker Studios. His projects have premiered at the Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca, and SXSW film festivals. Sebastián grew up in New York City drinking coffee, playing the violin, and watching Bette Davis movies with his dad. He studied film and music performance at Vassar College. Sebastián lives in Philadelphia, PA. 

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  • Jessica Stewart

    Production Manager

    Jessica Stewart is an aspiring photo editor and producer based in Syracuse, New York. She recently received her master’s in Multimedia, Photography, and Design from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she was the locations services coordinator for the DeKalb Entertainment Commission, where she scouted and photographed film and TV locations for projects such as Black Lightning, The Resident, Disney's Jungle Cruise, and Netflix's Stranger Things. Jessica is passionate about telling inspiring stories through collaboration with like-minded creatives. She is continually learning how to accurately convey the stories of marginalized communities while relying on her own experiences to create new visual concepts. For fun, Jessica enjoys jazz dancing, going out for brunch, and reading thought-provoking books.

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  • Mariko Fujinaka (She/Her)

    Producer and Post-Production Manager

    Mariko Fujinaka joined Blue Chalk in 2018 to serve as supervising writer on a series of “explainer” videos for Pearson Education. She writes and copy edits and is now also a post-production producer. She has been involved in projects with such organizations as Thrive Global, HP, and Airbnb. In her previous work life Mariko was managing editor of a small book development firm that specialized in academic publishing. Her passions include sewing, knitting, trail running and candy.

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  • Ruth Aravena (She/Her)

    Communications Manager

    Ruth Aravena is Blue Chalk’s communications manager. She handles all aspects of social media and spreads the news about Blue Chalk’s projects and achievements. Before moving to New York City from Dublin, Ireland, Ruth worked as a social media manager and blogger for Ireland’s leading travel PR agency. She also worked at RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster, as well as The Guardian in London. Ruth has an M.A. in journalism from Dublin City University. Her passions include exploring the hidden gems of New York City with her husband and hunting for lost 80s vinyls.

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  • Kayla Caldeira (She/Her)

    Production Coordinator

    Kayla is Blue Chalk’s Production Coordinator. She is a recent Cinematic Arts graduate with a Marketing minor. Before coming to Oregon, Kayla grew up on a little rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean known as Oahu, HI. Her experiences growing up helped cultivate a love for the outdoors and cultural stories. Through those loves, she found a passion for visual storytelling. In her role, Kayla hopes to support the creation of work that inspires positive change in the world. In her time outside of Blue Chalk, you can find Kayla exploring the great outdoors or living out her mission to find the best chocolate cake.

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  • Jesse Crowell (He/Him)

    Associate Creative Director

    Jesse Crowell is an associate creative director at Blue Chalk who has also been a director, producer, and editor. He has been the creative lead on projects for clients such as TIME, Commonwealth Fund, and Airbnb. Other projects Jesse has worked on include “Nike Basketball: What It Takes,” a series of short films that featured several NBA players; “Let Knowledge Serve” and “Impossible Firsts,” videos created fundraising for faculty, students and programs at Portland State University, and “We Break Cycles,” a video for Open School, an alternative school in the Portland Public School system. Jesse is a native Oregonian and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. He enjoys spending time outdoors, drinking coffee and being an awesome dude.


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  • Kenzie Bruce (She/Her)

    Associate Creative Director

    Kenzie Bruce is an associate creative director at Blue Chalk. Kenzie has worked on projects for TIME, The Foundry and Amazon. She is also a producer and creative lead for The Cabin Chronicles. Before joining the Blue Chalk team, she worked in digital communications roles at The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Atlanta and Westword in Denver. Kenzie is a Chicago native and a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. She loves running and long-exposure photography and is a certified Wildland Firefighter Type 2. 

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  • Natalie Taylor (She/Her)

    Senior Producer

    Natalie Taylor is a senior producer who has been with Blue Chalk since 2014. She built and led a team of producers, writers, editors and graphic designers to create more than 100 “explainer” videos for Pearson’s higher education digital platform. Natalie has also produced or directed projects for Discovery Education, TIME, Atlassian, the August Wilson Red Door Project and Fertility IQ. A native of eastern North Carolina, Natalie worked in research science, microbiology and zoology before pursuing filmmaking. She was a Roy H. Park Fellow at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Natalie enjoys being in the garden, reading, owning chickens, biking and rock climbing.

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  • Matthew Slutsky (He/Him)

    Senior Producer

    Matthew Slutsky is a senior producer who joined Blue Chalk in 2017 to help develop and produce new film projects after years working in the political and online advocacy realms. Matthew has produced many storytelling projects, including “The Time Is Now,” a 2019 Super Bowl ad that promoted medical marijuana; “High Stakes: America’s Journey to the Affordable Care Act,” a 2020 short documentary created with the Commonwealth Fund; and the digital Food Network series “Fix Me a Plate,” staring celebrity chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Matthew lives in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife, young son and daughter, and a highly excitable sheepdog.

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  • Julianne Sato Parker (She/Her)

    Producer
    Julianne Sato-Parker is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and audio producer. Her work includes Blue Chalk films “Solving for Zero,” (Wondrium) a feature-length film about technological innovations fighting climate change; “Big Dreams in Umatilla," (Oregon Public Broadcasting) a feature-length film about a high school robotics team in a rural Oregon town; “Fighting For Racial Equality: A Conversation Between Generations,” (winner of the Best Short Documentary at the New York Short Film Festival); and Tim’s New World, (recipient of the Award of Excellence for the Communicator Awards and Cynopsis Social Good Awards). Her full-episode audio essay “That’s Just the Way the Ball Bounces” (Asian Americana) was a finalist for Best Documentary at Third Coast International Audio Festival. She’s an MFA graduate of the creative nonfiction writing program at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Oregon School of Journalism.
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  • Beatrice Becette (She/Her)

    Producer

    Beatrice Becette is a producer based in New York City. Before joining the Blue Chalk team, she produced documentaries for National Geographic and Discovery. She was also the host of a Nat Geo Kids series called “Kids vs Plastic.”During her free time, Beatrice writes and performs educational parodies, under the stage name “smarti B.” She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her many plants and her fluffy cat, Leo. 

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  • Mariel Rodriguez-McGill (She/Her)

    Producer

    Mariel Rodriguez-McGill is a video journalist focused on documentary filmmaking with a passion for telling inspirational and compelling stories. Mariel began her career as a producer, director, and editor at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver, Colorado, where she helped develop the web series “Great Ingredients,” and the historical documentary series “Colorado Experience.” Mariel served for three years as Colorado's Deputy Film Commissioner during which time she directed an hour-long film on the National Governors Association, and her first feature-length documentary, “Built Beautiful,” exploring the intersection of architecture and neuroscience as they relate to health and well-being. Most recently, she co-directed “Stay the Course,” a half-hour film following high school students navigating adolescence along the shores of the Bronx River. She received a BA from Boston College and holds master’s degrees from the University of Denver and Columbia Journalism School.

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  • Chris Gonzalez (He/Him)

    Producer

    Chris is a producer based in Portland. Before joining the Blue Chalk Team he was the Emerging Journalist Fellow at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has written dramatic criticism for the Oregonian, Portland Mercury, Oregon Arts Watch, and Willamette Week. In his spare time, he writes and produces plays and short films. He was the recipient of the James Baldwin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Playwriting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has taught physical theater at Portland Playhouse. He has also been an artist in residence at CoHo Theater, and at the School of Contemporary Dance and Thought. He is currently working with the Portland Exploratory Theatre Ensemble as a playwright and dramaturg. 

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  • Niki Walker (She/Her)

    Coordinating Producer

    Niki has been telling award-winning stories for over a decade. Her work ranges from documentary and journalism to science communication, social media, and marketing. She’s fluent in digital content and distribution and has a particular interest in reaching and engaging young, diverse audiences. Her work has been recognized by the Emmys, Webbys, and Tellies, among others.Niki was born and raised in Ohio, educated in western New York, and found a second home in Washington, DC, where she lived and played for seven years while on staff at both NPR and PBS, respectively. Today, she lives in Colorado, and you can find her petting dogs, riding bikes, or playing outside.

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  • Nina Bracey (She/Her)

    Associate Producer

    Nina Bracey is a filmmaker fellow at Blue Chalk from Los Angeles, California. She graduated with her B.A. in Sociology at Syracuse University. After undergrad, she worked as an actor starring in commercials and short films. Along with acting, she’s always had a passion for filmmaking and telling diverse stories. She went back to school to study filmmaking and completed her graduate degree earning her Masters in Television, Radio and Film at S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Her program included working as a research assistant for multiple documentaries and scripted content. In her free time she enjoys playing the guitar, reading and spending time in nature.

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  • Amanda Boughner (She/Her)

    Associate Producer

    Originally from a small town in rural Oregon, Amanda has studied and worked all over the world and comes to Blue Chalk from a project management and international aid background. She is known for making connections — with people and ideas and revels in finding order in chaos (or at least a pathway through it). She loves a good spreadsheet but also knows how to keep it loose and spontaneous. She is a curious person with a thirst for new experiences, learning, and being a facilitator — or simply an open ear for those who want to tell their stories to her or through her. For Amanda, the work is a way to connect with creativity, problem-solving, listening, and above all to experience more of what it is to be human. In her free time she enjoys running, writing, thinking, solitary walks, and spending time with those she loves. She loves the rain as perhaps only an Oregonian could.

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  • Jamie Francis

    Director of Photography

    Jamie Francis is a director of photography and joined the Blue Chalk team in 2013. He has traveled to all seven continents and worked on such projects as “The India 100,” a breathtakingly stunning series of videos for the Indian Ministry of Tourism; “Travel Oregon: Wish You Were Here,” which celebrates several winter destinations in Oregon; “Apart. Not Alone,” a series on empathy for TIME; and “Quiet No More,” a short documentary about the Reverend Sharon Risher, whose mother was killed in the 2015 massacre at the historically black Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. Prior to joining Blue Chalk, Jamie worked for the Oregonian as a photojournalist. He counts dark chocolate and exploring the outdoors as two of life’s necessities.

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  • Jason Greene

    Director of Photography and Editor
    Jason Greene is a director of photography at Blue Chalk who has worked on projects for Nike, Magnolia Network, Boston Children’s Hospital, Pearson Education, Vastenactie, CARE International, and more. He is interested in social issues and the collaborative nature of filmmaking. He was the director of photography for “55 Days” and a cinematographer for “Canyon Song,” a film created with National Parks Experience about two young sisters learning about their Navajo culture and history within the sacred walls of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Jason has a master's degree in photography, multimedia and design from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and is the multimedia director at TakingFocus.org. Outside of work Jason’s interests include skateboarding, surfing, fermenting and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his dog, Frannie.


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  • Chris Janjic (He/Him)

    Director of Photography

    Chris Janjic is a director of photography at Blue Chalk. Among the projects he has worked on are “The Red Door Project: Evolve,” a video showcasing the August Wilson Red Door Project’s unique approach to theater and generating conversation about racial issues; “The Best Men Can Be,” a series of short films for Gillette featuring ordinary men and their thoughts on masculinity; “Impossible Firsts,” a video for Portland State University that celebrates the achievements of five people from the PSU community; and “Pearson World Religions: Judaism,” a video profile of Judaism to accompany Pearson’s World Religions textbook. Before joining Blue Chalk, Chris worked at Stephen Wilkes Photography as first assistant and associate video producer. He was also an associate producer on “Jay Myself,” which premiered at DocNYC. Chris studied photojournalism at Syracuse University. He is a FAA certified Part 107 Remote Pilot and a certified Wildland Firefighter Type 2.

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  • Cole Strong (He/Him)

    Gear Manager

    Cole Strong is an equipment manager at Blue Chalk. He is a recent graduate from Syracuse University with a BA in Photojournalism and Psychology. He has a fascination with our planet, a passion for people, and an addiction to story. With a background in documentary filmmaking, audio storytelling, photography, and design, he has worked to tell the stories of others — especially those overcoming adversity — and won national first-place awards and recognitions from organizations like the White House News Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, and The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts. Cole was also recognized by Syracuse University for his work and hired directly to produce PR and educational videos. He was also hired to manage and repair photo, video, and audio equipment, and to teach students how to use the gear. During the summer of 2021, Cole interned with FRONTLINE and helped tell the stories of individuals at the US-Mexico border who were affected by the Zero Tolerance Policy between early 2017 and late 2020. Outside of work, Cole loves to try new foods, explore nature, climb some big rocks, and make new friends along the way.

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  • Eric Maierson (He/Him)

    Senior Editor

    Eric Maierson is a writer and two-time Emmy-winning video editor and producer. His work has appeared on The New Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Time. Most recently he edited the first hour of a four-part series on veterans in America for PBS as well as the series "Reset" for Vice.tv. His work has received four Webby Awards, the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and 10 Emmy nominations, including two wins. Eric's short films have played at film festivals around the world, and his prose has appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney’s Book of Lists. He is also the writer and director of the critically acclaimed theatrical play "Reprise." Originally from Houston, Eric earned his master of fine arts in creative writing at Emerson College. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Ellen, and their rascal dog, Beanie.

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  • Tim McLaughlin (He/Him)

    Senior Editor

    Tim McLaughlin is an editor, producer, and educator based in Portland, Maine. His work has been recognized nationally by the Emmy Awards, Vimeo’s Staff Picks, World Press, the NAACP, the Webby Awards, Pictures of the Year International, and the National Press Photographers Association, amongst others. Previously, Tim was an editor and producer at both MediaStorm and GoodFight Media, working for clients like the National Geographic Channel, the WSJ Magazine, CNN, the United Nations Foundation, Save the Children, Starbucks, MAG America, the International Center of Photography, and the Maine Office of Tourism.Originally from Louisville, Kentucky Tim earned his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Florida’s School of Art and Art History, as well as a Bachelors in History from Centre College. He lives in Portland with his wife Britt, daughter Matilda, and son Fox.

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  • José Márquez (He/Him)

    Editor

    José Márquez is an editor who has contributed to a number of projects, including “Pearson Spanish,” a series of 15 videos for Pearson’s Aula Abierto Elementary Spanish course; “The Best Men Can Be,” a series of short films for Gillette featuring ordinary men and their thoughts on masculinity; and “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Floret farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network. José grew up in a family of migrant workers in the Salinas Valley farming region of California. Hispanic culture and the area’s distinctive landscapes, as well as the high number of violent crimes, contributed to José’s passion for visual storytelling. When he’s not working, José enjoys creating art, trying to turn his home into a forest and spoiling his dog, Gus.

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  • Maria Kjellstrand (She/Her)

    Editor

    Maria Kjellstrand is an editor who has been with Blue Chalk since 2016. She has worked on a number of projects, including “American Beat: Cops and Refugees Join Forces in Boise,” which aired on Idaho Public Television and won a Northwest Regional Emmy Award; “The Blackfeet Flood,” a documentary about the 1964 flood that devastated the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana; “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Floret farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network; and “Fix Me a Plate,” a Food Network web series hosted by chef Alex Guarnaschelli. A graduate of Carleton College in MN, Maria enjoys hiking in Portland’s Forest Park, borrowing way too many library books, and befriending other people’s dogs.

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  • Sarah Bourscheid (She/Her)

    Editor

    Sarah Bourscheid is a video editor at Blue Chalk. She worked on “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Erin Benzakein and Floret Farms for the Magnolia Network, and loves editing anything with verité footage. A New Jersey native, Sarah made her way to the West Coast to study visual journalism at Brooks Institute. Her passions include making photos at county fairs, gardening, and exploring with her dog, Olive.

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  • Luz Carasa (She/Her)

    Editor

    Luz Carasa is an editor, writer, and storyteller based in the Pacific Northwest. She has worked on several award-winning documentary films that have been selected at various international film festivals. She has contributed to projects for PBS/OPB including Hacking the Mind and The Oregon Field Guide. She has also worked as a commercial editor for different post houses and agencies with clients such as Toyota, Nike, Adidas, and Columbia Sportswear. Luz grew up in Spain and completed two bachelor's degrees in Philosophy with a minor in Anthropology and in Audiovisual Communications. She attended universities in Madrid, Barcelona, and Berlin. She also has a master's degree in Screenplay Writing. Luz enjoys traveling, surfing, gardening, and watching old movies. She lives in Portland with her husband, daughter, dog, and two chickens.

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  • Caroline Weaver (She/Her)

    Editor

    Caroline Weaver is an Editor at Blue Chalk. She has worked on projects for clients such as PBS Digital, The Magnolia Network and USAToday. A few of her favorite edits include “Helen’s Story” a short film for Boston Children’s Hospital about a young girl who helped pioneer sickle cell anemia treatment; “The Divide”,  a short film that investigates the legacy of racism in health care in St. Louis, MO and how one program is attempting to end it. Before joining the Blue Chalk team, Caroline worked as an assistant editor on a documentary feature film and also created real estate marketing videos. Caroline is a Texas native and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio-TV-Film. Her student short doc “Mixed Feelings”, a film about being mixed race in America, premiered at the 2019 Austin Asian American Film Festival. Outside of work, you can find her biking around town, reading memoirs or soaking up sunshine whenever she can.

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  • Emma Josephson (She/Her)

    Editor

    Emma Josephson works in Portland, Oregon as a freelance video editor collaborating with many local companies to create content for brands worldwide. Emma has gained experience in the local industry working in a variety of roles on independent, commercial productions and music videos. In all of her free time she writes and directs independent films. Her writing and directing work has received support through Boyish Media, OMPA, Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), and Koerner Camera. Her films have been official selections at festivals including the Atlanta Film Festival and Short of the Week. When she's not making films and editing videos you can find her hiking, camping and exploring new places in the PNW. 

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  • Brandon Petitt (He/Him)

    Editor

    Brandon Petitt is an all-around creative who has a passion for the arts and storytelling. His journey began as a musician, in what he describes as “the foundation for his work as a storyteller.” While growing in the music field, his interest visually was growing as well. He recognized the similarities between the two mediums and from there, he began sharpening his skills. His background ranges from broadcast television to narrative fiction. He’s also had the opportunity to work on documentaries, music videos, & branded media campaigns. s a filmmaker, he wants to use his skill set as an instrument to help bring other people's stories to life.

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  • Jim Cooke

    Audio Engineer

    Jim Cooke has been an independent music producer and audio engineer for over 20 years. After earning a professional certificate in music licensing from the Berklee College of Music in 2013, he began shifting his focus toward licensing music for films, ad campaigns, and video games. When his musical endeavors started to incorporate field recordings, he began applying his skills as a production sound mixer. Growing up in New England, and later relocating to Lake Tahoe, Jim fostered a love for cold winters and the outdoors. You can often find Jim exploring the Pacific Northwest with his dog, Clyde, stopping at all the record stores along the way.


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  • Conner Lee (He/Him)

    Motion Graphics Designer

    Conner Lee is a motion graphics designer. He created the motion graphics on a series of “explainer” videos for Pearson Education as well as for Thrive Global, a company founded by Arianna Huffington that focuses on reducing employee stress through behavior change technology. Conner was also the motion graphics designer for the official lyric video for hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl’s song S.W.Y.M. and “TED Partners: Dropbox,” a short documentary about the use of haptic technology created in collaboration with TED and Dropbox. Conner studied graphic design and European history at Syracuse University. His interests include medium-format film photography, history and exploring the wonders of the internet. He has no pets nor any plants (he dreams of one day changing this).

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  • Miró Merrill (She/Her)

    Graphic Designer

    Miró Merrill is a graphic designer and illustrator who helps build the visual identity for a wide range of projects and new work at Blue Chalk. She joined the team in 2018 to bring her creative and artistic sensibility to a graphics-intensive series of “explainer” videos for Pearson Education. Miró also worked on the graphic treatments on “JCPenney: Back to You,” a series of short videos celebrating teaching and the back-to-school season; “How Seamus Gets a Fish,” a video for the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative featuring Blue Chalk creative director Rob Finch’s son as he learns about responsibility and recycling; and an animated series about asthma for a pharmaceutical company. Miró uses art as a therapeutic process and when not at work paints and draws.

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  • Aubrey Moore (She/Her)

    Associate Editor--Systems Lead

    Aubrey Moore is an associate editor—systems lead at Blue Chalk. She has worked on such projects as “Growing Floret,” a miniseries about Floret farm for Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network, and a series of “explainer” videos for Thrive Global, a company founded by Arianna Huffington that focuses on reducing employee stress through behavior change technology. Aubrey is Blue Chalk’s resident troubleshooter for technical issues. She graduated from Providence College with a degree in political science and global studies and attended Syracuse University for multimedia, photography, and design. Aubrey attended the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop and won the 2017 College Photographer of the Year award for the illustration category.

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  • Kennedy Smith (She/Her)

    Associate Editor

    Kennedy Smith, assistant editor at Blue Chalk, is a first-gen creative who graduated from Syracuse University in 2020. She is ecstatic to kick off her professional journey with Blue Chalk. Kennedy enjoys collaborating with other passionate creatives to bring their visions to life, and is always trying to push the envelope of creativity and art. In her free time, she can probably be found listening to music, reading, or spending time with her grumpy pet lizard. 

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  • Ian Miller (They/Them)

    Associate Editor

    Ian Miller is associate editor at Blue Chalk. They are a recent graduate of the University of Oregon with a major in journalism and minor in multimedia. Ian's fascination of nature, fine arts, and social and climate justice has led them to pursue a career in visual storytelling. Some of their recent work includes a large storytelling project with a science journalism class which documented and told the stories of the Holiday Farm Fire of 2020. Ian created a behind-the-scenes video of the project and a video story on a local firefighter and drone pilot who used his drone to prevent further destruction. Some of their favorite free-time passions are taking videos and photos of their adventures, writing music, playing guitar, collecting tattoos, and spending time with their partner and two fantastically strange dogs. 

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  • Kadaja Kirkland (She/Her)

    Associate Editor

    Kadaja Kirkland is an Associate Editor at Blue Chalk. Kadaja’s passion for video storytelling led her to pursue a BFA in Mass Media at Valdosta State University (Class of 2020) and an MS degree in Multimedia, Photography & Design from Syracuse University (Class of 2022). On top of Kadaja’s educational pursuits, Kadaja gained industry experience by working in different positions as a videographer, editor, and production assistant for various companies in Georgia. Her interests lie in diversity & accurate representation, food, editing, reading, and watching new TV shows and movies. She is excited to continue her passion for video storytelling by joining the team at Blue Chalk Media.

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  • Natalie Eng (She/They)

    Associate Editor

    Natalie Eng is an Associate Editor at Blue Chalk. She is a recent graduate from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film. Natalie has a passion for storytelling and creating art that inspires and connects with people. Natalie has taken every opportunity to help fellow creators bring their visions to life. Over the years, they have edited for various short and feature-length films, assisted the art department on set, and worked in design, illustration, animation, and motion graphics. In 2016, Natalie interned with the Seattle Channel and Wing Luke Museum on an animated short titled, "An American Hero: Frank Nishimura". They won a 2017 Northwest Emmy Award for editing as part of the animation team. In her free time, Natalie enjoys playing the guitar and ukulele, crocheting, making polymer clay earrings, playing animal crossing, and trying new food places with their partner.

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  • Paige Benner (She/Her)

    Associate Editor

    Paige is an Associate Editor at Blue Chalk. While she’s always had a love for storytelling she didn’t fall into the Adobe Suite til she saw the power that non-fiction filmmaking could have. She graduated from Chicago’s Depaul University with a BFA in Digital Cinema and a Documentary Concentration. Before joining the Blue Chalk team she worked with Kartemquin Films, Keen Footwear, and as a freelance videographer and editor with a variety of clients based in the Willamette Valley. When she’s not editing you can find her backpacking, baking, biking, book reading, and finding other hobbies that start with the letter B.

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  • Carly Sweet (She/Her)

    Associate Editor

    Carly is an Associate Editor at Blue Chalk. Originally from Colorado, she moved to Oregon for college and graduated with a degree in Cinematic Arts with an emphasis in Audio Production and Documentary Filmmaking. Carly is passionate about the stories of local community members and capturing their unique impact on the world through documentary film. She loves mixing audio, writing music, and finding the perfect soundtrack for a film. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with her partner and their dog Sailor, biking, playing guitar, photographing nature, or her newest endeavor, playing ice hockey. 

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