15th Sedona International Film Festival

My short animation drop was screened at the 15th Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, AZ. From the catalogue-

The Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop celebrates more than a decade of screenings and educational workshops. In its 15-year history, the Festival has achieved recognition as a world-class film festival. Each year, audiences and the next generation of filmmakers come together from all over the world to participate in this inspiring celebration of the power of independent film.

Each year, the Sedona International Film Festival recognizes some shining stars in the movie industry. Some of the luminaries who have been guests and honorees at the festival over the years include Ed Asner, Rick Schroder, Andrew McCarthy, Donald O’Connor, Ann Miller, Sean Young, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Ladd, Amanda Plummer, Wendy Malick, Scott Baio and Jena Malone.

Many of the films screened at the Sedona International Film Festival have gone on to garner Academy Award nominations including Genghis Blues, Spellbound and Why Can’t We Be A Family Again. In addition, the 2004 festival premiered What the (Bleep) Do We Know? which has gone on to national box office success.

Web Planning Group

Part of an executive planning group to find a design firm to create a new web site for the College of Arts and Media. Responsibilities included the research and design feasibility of an outcome-based model web site. Duties included research and contacting local and national design firms as well as organizing the RFP.

Pinnacle Magazine Cover

Cover for Pinnacle Magazine 2008
Cover for Pinnacle Magazine 2008

This cover was designed for Pinnacle Magazine, published by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver.

Chair, Medical Illustration Search Committee

Chair of a national committee to hire a new tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Illustration. Duties involved conducting research into the medical illustration field and contacting certified medical illustration programs in the US and Canada. The search was successful and the new faculty member started in August, 2009.

Realtor Mediated Energy Efficiency

Co-PI on a $48K Seed Grant Request submitted by Prof. Anu Rawaswami and awarded by the Denver Department of Environmental Health to develop and evaluate a delivery model for realtor-mediated energy efficiency retrofits offered at the time of sale.

My contribution was in the area of communications and marketing to realtors during the real estate transaction to see if energy-saving retrofits could be negotiated during the sale, leading to increased efficiencies and more sustainable homes in the Denver region. The study published based on this work is titled Social Actors, Participation Rates and Carbon Footprint Mitigation in US Cities: Case Study of Denver, CO.