I love movies! I have spent my career working in every aspect of the film industry from production to marketing to film festival directing, Working with fan conventions around the world I discovered the untapped power of film tourism; visiting a destination because it was featured in a film or tv series. Sourcing 20 years of business development and event planning success, Film Travelers was created to help grow economies and increase tourism through the movies.
My work is typically done through digital marketing and content strategy, virtual and live events, partnerships and coalition building designed to create revenue streams and longterm economic development plans.
In 2017 I became a Certified Travel Specialist and a member of Travel Quest and Travel Leaders Network. I served as Executive Producer and Managing Director of The HMC Network which I co-founded with my partner Jake Essoe in 2012. I I have been a featured panelist at San Diego Comic-Con and other conventions and a guest lecturer at The American Film Institute (AFI) and for Boston University speaking on the impact of film tourism and digital storytelling.