Hi, I'm Becky!
My Journey So Far...
"Once Upon a Time..."
We’ve all heard these words before. The iconic opening to countless fairy tales. They immediately draw us in and set the stage for the adventure to come.
From the caveman days to the present, no matter how much technology has evolved and events have shaped the world, the one thing that has never changed is our deep desire for human connection through story.
Stories pass down precious knowledge from one generation to the next. They instill in us cultural beliefs and values.
But more than that, stories affirm who we are, and that our lives have meaning. They lend perspective and demonstrate that we are most certainly not alone.
Story has been a driving force for me throughout my life.
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
– Joseph Campbell
It started in elementary school, when I would participate in storytelling festivals in my community. I’d memorize a story, and then act it out in front of a room of my peers.
I enjoyed putting my own twist on the characters' voices and mannerisms. I especially loved being able to capture a room's attention.
In high school I started to dive deep into film. During the summer I watched 3 films a day using the Netflix and Blockbuster DVD mailer program. I couldn’t wait for the next film to arrive in my mailbox.
Then in college, I majored in Cinema Studies and dove deep into various genres and styles of film. I learned how master directors, screenwriters, and actors all come together to develop a theme and bring it to life on screen. How they deliver their message using color, types of shots, pacing, dialogue, and silence.
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."
– Joseph Campbell
One subject I became really interested in while in college was interactive storytelling. I love how the audience can have an active roll and directly impact a story.
As technology continues to evolve it opens new doors for creative exploration and audience engagement. I decided to learn how to code so I could create my own interactive web-based stories, and before I knew it I was hooked.
Now I've combined my storytelling and tech skills to create immersive experiences that engage, educate, and inspire audiences.
I hope that my work inspires YOU to be the hero of your own story and embrace the adventure that awaits.