I am a screenwriter, collaborative writer (aka ghostwriter), and filmmaker. More profoundly, I am a helper and a problem solver. After finishing high school in Kenya (my parents, grandparents, and great grandparents were evangelical missionaries there), I came to the states and got tangled up in cinema and literature, in art and writing. I have served as executive administrator at the Austin Film Society, as director of development at Burnt Orange Productions and, more recently, as executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project Chicago. The most meaninful part of my career as an arts administrator has been the opportunity to support filmmakers and writers, interns and students, as they find their voices and their visions. I've also had some success as a writer and filmmaker and, though I continue to nurture personal projects (see above, about missions, legacy, identity, and what DH Lawrence calls 'the creative mysteries'), I find immense joy and meaning in helping others craft and draft the stories they want to tell, the stories they want to leave behind.