The Heroic Future

In 2016, Alex Steffen and I produced a three-night talk series called The Heroic Future. The talks were filmed and later edited into a single video for general audiences. 

We successfully crowdfunded the project with a Kickstarter that generated more than $75,000. With Alex’s voiceover and some creative direction, I created the Kickstarter’s promotional video. I also edited the page content, gathered press mentions, and followed up on backer leads. Check out the page here and watch the video below.

Once the series was funded, I shifted my focus to planning and producing the three nights by zeroing in on the following tasks:

  • securing a venue
  • hiring a film crew
  • renting equipment
  • ensuring venue compliance
  • recruiting volunteers
  • designing programs
  • selling additional tickets
  • creating a scholarship ticket ticket program and offering tickets to applicants

By managing all these details, I enabled Alex to focus almost exclusively on content. The three nights ran smoothly and brought together hundreds of attendees. 

After the final curtain, I again shifted my focus, this time to working with a professional video editor to cut the six hours of raw footage from the series into something digestible for a general audience. I contracted this editor for the project, and worked with Alex to select highlights from the three nights and slice them into a cohesive flow. The resulting video can be found here.

Cascade Bicycle Club Outreach

296480_10150371889949081_317180854_nI coordinated Cascade Bicycle Club’s ambassador outreach program. In my role there as Community Programs Assistant, I interviewed, hired, and trained our bicycle ambassadors to go out to events and talk to people about bicycling. We worked together to educate the public about the rights and responsibilities of people who bike, the bike education programs offered by Cascade, riding advice, the events and volunteer opportunities Cascade had to offer, and more.

I managed their schedules and kept them up to date with Cascade’s most current messaging. I often joined them, tabling at events alongside them, or occasionally filling in on my own when our ambassadors were unavailable.

I also recruited and trained volunteers to assist with dozens of helmet sale events that I organized across the city, providing low-cost helmets to communities in need.