For the past 11 years, I’ve produced short and long form content for ESPN’s Veterans Day coverage. I’ve also served as Project Manager for all Veterans Day content.
In 2017, I produced and directed a feature story on Bethie Coverdale. When a she needed a high school senior project, she decided to put her love of the outdoors to good use — highlighting the veterans-suicide crisis as she summited the top peaks in her state. Joining her as she climbed: veterans, willing to share with her their own powerful, personal stories.
It was one of the most logistically challenging and also most rewarding. It involved hiking up steep terrain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with a film crew trying to follow a determined young woman on a mission.
The feature won a Gold Medal at the New York Festival Awards.