Occupation: Owner, Magpie Entertainment and Showrunner
Background: Born in Pittsburgh, raised in Africa, educated at CRMS. Storytelling through visual media since 2002.
Education: B.A. Comparative Religion, Denison University; M.A. Film & Media Production, American University
What inspired you to join the CRMS Board of Trustees? CRMS provided me the very best education, a community I could trust, and a place to grow. So when I was asked to join the Board of Trustees it was really an honor, a way that I could give back to the place that gave me hope, guidance, and a home. I believe that it is important to help ensure that the very foundation of CRMS remains strong and vibrant. In this ever-changing world, a world that looks very different from when the Holdens founded the school – their overriding mission is, dare I say crucial, in this day and age – I believe we all could use an antidote to modern, easy living.
What do you value most about CRMS? There is a magical quality to CRMS that is hard to put into words. It was this “magic” of CRMS that pushed me as a teenager to face my fears, to explore challenging obstacles (both physical and academic), to learn to trust myself and to know that I would always be ok. And while I was perhaps not consciously aware of this gift when I graduated I know that CRMS is the place, the space, where I acquired the intangible skills that guide me through life. I think, perhaps, the magic is really the people that serve CRMS, the community they build and the way that community empowers the students to continually become the best version of themselves while at the campus and beyond.