Amanda is a professional photographer, designer and artist with over 15 years of experience in documentary and portrait photography. Amanda has been archiving the traditional art and healing practices of Shamanic cultures for 8 years and is trained as a shamanic practitioner. Amanda is the Director of Operations for CSEE and has studied with Huichol, Shipibo and Native North American shamans and healers.
Anna Stevens is a producer, director and editor, and founder of Green Spider Films. She holds a BA of Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe. Between 1998 and 2002 she directed for Santa Fe Community television. Her work during that time included numerous commercials, corporate training videos, as well as media work for local non profits. In 2002 her short subject documentary The Mystic Traveler was an official selection of the CSF Juried Show and is now featured on the DVD Frame By Frame. Her past producing credits include, a nine part television series, Understanding People (2001), Green Medicine: On the Path of Herbal Remedies (2000), The Mystic Traveler (2002), Woven Songs of the Amazon (2006). She is currently in production on “Keepers of the Rainforest” and “The Inca Trail” a seven part series being produced in conjunction with Bigworld Communications. Anna is also an instructor for the Power Path School of Shamanism and has over 17 years of experience working with indigenous shamanic healers around the world. She has in depth training in both Shipibo and Huichol healing modalities as well as the Paco tradition of the Andes and Native North American traditions.
Sara Johnston has worked with nonprofits for the last 30 years. She is experienced in fundraising, Board development, program management, volunteer leadership and special events. She has facilitated major gifts of more than $1.8 million, organized events including the planting of 10,000 trees by 1,000 volunteers, and has provided consulting services to organizations such as Conservation International in Washington D.C. She has studied shamanism for the last 11 years.
Jamye brings over 10 years of experience in traditional & digital marketing/communication strategy, business operations & event production. Jamye holds a deep admiration for indigenous wisdom & shamanic traditions. She has been fortunate to have excellent teachers in the areas of Shamanism, Qi-gong, and Yoga. Jamye recognizes the fundamental basis of these teachings, and weaves them into her approach on business and marketing.
Steve is a professional graphic designer, visual and sound artist and started truth.is.color. He holds a BA in Graphic Design from the Art Center College of Design. With over 11 years of experience in the motion graphics industry, Steve has worked on major Ad Campaigns, Film Titles, and Network Rebrands. In addition to his work in the broadcast industry, Steve has also studied with the Power Path School of Shamanism for the last 6 years. In 2008, he completed the 2 Year Shamanic Intensive, and has continued his study in the Shipibo and Huichol healing modalities.
Tom McCarthy is co-founder and treasurer of New West Media Foundation, a non-profit which supports the production of documentary film and media . Tom has been a producer of documentary films for over 40 years, working as Producer, Director and Cameraman. In 1986, Tom established the video department at the Museum of New Mexico. During his tenure with the State, he was responsible for the production and direction of original programming for museum exhibits and broadcasts. He currently has video programs on exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Tom’s Independent film on the Navajo Code Talkers won first place at the Red Earth Film Festival and second place at the Aspen Film Festival. His productions for the Museum of New Mexico have also won numerous awards. Tom’s brings his expertise in film production and knowledge of Indigenous people as an adviser to CSEE’s Media Archive.