I'm a big believer in the power of story.
It has the ability to persuade, comfort, explain, shock, confuse and question our world and our place in it.
Story is how we learn to relate to one another.
I was born at Crouse Hospital,
grew up in Lyncourt, went to Nottingham HS and then to SU. I have salt and snow in my veins and I bleed Orange. I have never looked for any other place to live because why should I, Central New York is the best place to be!
Why I do what I do
Powerful stories can have a positive impact on people's lives. Central New York has been my home all of my life and I want to tell the stories of the people and places that make this a great place to live.
A humbling and grateful end to the year with a generous $230,000 contribution to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital to fight pediatric cancer.
Most people are not aware that the land upon which we stand here in Central New York was part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. First year students at Syracuse University are asked to understand their feet are on land that was stolen.
After a three year absence,
Paige's Butterfly Run is back in downtown Syracuse!
For over 20 years Focus Greater Syracuse has been responding to and addressing the needs of the citizens of Central New York.
See how you can be a part of that conversation.
Chris Arnold turned the tragic death of his daughter to cancer into a lifeline for other families whose children are enduring that disease.
* 2020 Bronze Telly Award *
Ally Walker likes to paint and paint big!
She put the "U" back in Syracuse.
Anita was 14 and a freshman in high school when she was diagnosed with cancer.
Today she's living large in Los Angeles but has not forgotten what it was like to be a cancer patient.
“We are, as a species,
addicted to story. Even when the body
goes to sleep, the mind stays up
all night, telling itself stories.”
You've heard the phrase "gym rat." Well, I consider myself a "production rat," I really love to shoot and edit. It's how I made my living prior to making a pivot to teaching at
SU's Newhouse School.
My experience includes working in a variety of genres; documentaries, commercials, marketing, drama, music and sports in broadcasting, cable and private production.
I am really focused (pun intended) on telling the stories of the people who are making a difference here in Central New York. Do you know someone
whose story should be told? Let me know!
Andy is a pro. His work is outstanding, and he is a pleasure to collaborate with on a project.
I initially engaged Andy to help us take the presentation of our online WellnessTalks to the next level. He has been an extremely helpful resource to us from selecting equipment and software, to providing us with some pro tips that have greatly enhanced how we are able to deliver our message. For anyone looking for professional video production support, Andy is "the guy"!
Andy is not only a master of his craft, but incredible to work with. Andy patiently sat down with us, walked us through the entire planning process, narrowed down our focus, helped us write and organize the script and really worked closely with us on all aspects of its creation. In production, Andy kept us up to date on his progress and was always open to our suggestions. The end product was a multifaceted, beautifully produced piece that told the story of FOCUS Greater Syracuse. Andy is professional, patient, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. I highly recommend working with Andy.