Audrey Walters – Co-Creator & Instructor
As a professional SAG/AFTRA Actress, TV host and former news reporter, Audrey has spent several years entertaining audiences and doing on camera work. She worked for 6 years as a Media Coach at a children’s talent agency. Audrey has a passion for providing amazing experiences to children in a variety of economic and social situations; helping them find their own unique voice and on camera personalities. Audrey shares her love of kids, knowledge of the entertainment industry and her years of experience as a working actor to mentor kids with the acting bug! Kids always ask her if she has ever been on TV. The answer is yes! Just IMDB this mom of 3 for the full list!
Jenny Gilbert – Co-Creator & Instructor
A Buckley School of Public Speaking certified coach and public educator with several years experience, Jenny loves to teach. Working with dedicated professionals on perfecting public speaking techniques and communication skills in the private and corporate sectors was fulfilling for years. However, Jenny’s love of kids brought her back to public schools to share her strengths in helping children communicate with confidence and poise. Jenny’s work has been making a difference in kids lives for several years, while exploring unique ways of teaching and learning to kids in a variety of situations. This mom of 2 graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Arts and English Writing from University of Colorado and holds a Masters Degree in Education from Regis University in Denver.
Ashley Poole – Instructor & Administrator
Ashley was born in Memphis, Tennessee and grew up in Colorado. She has worked as talent in the entertainment industry for 24 years. Her experience and training spans all parts of the industry, including the agent and casting side. She began her career in LA, modeling and acting in the early 90’s. Her career continued in Colorado, hosting a live national game show for two years. Following the show, she pursued training for film and television, and has since booked 7 national commercial campaigns. Last year she landed a role in a Netflix original film, Amateur, and a local indie film, American Bystander. She’s excited to move into new markets to continue bringing her dreams to life. Ashley’s passion for entertaining is inspiring, and she loves to help people follow their heart. She is mother to one daughter, a senior at Florida State University. Ashley says her daughter has been her greatest teacher. She loves watching children learn to believe in themselves and as a result, create the life of their dreams!
Hari Mitar Khalsa – Instructor
Hari is a recent film school graduate and freelance filmmaker. He loves working with kids to help them realize their innate creativity. Storytelling is an amazing way we connect and learn as human beings. Giving the kids at Talk to the Camera an opportunity to develop their storytelling skills and seeing how much fun they have expressing their creativity is very rewarding!
Mindy Faulkner – Instructor
Mindy Faulkner is a trained and experienced Actor from Denver Colorado. Mindy has booked commercials such as, Toyota, Clayton Homes and realtor.com. She’s also booked many roles in local indie films. As one of twelve children, Mindy learned very early in life to find her own voice. With five younger siblings, twenty-four nieces and nephews and three elementary aged children of her own, she has much experience interacting and teaching young kids. Mindy’s goal is to help children become confident in who they are on and off camera! Mindy studied acting at AEC Studios and Film Acting Academy of Denver.
Raymond Scott – Instructor
Raymond Scott is a dynamic instructor that teaches kindness in everything. He loves theater, art and dining out. He holds a degree in Dance from Missouri State University and has been helping kids find their unique voice since 2001. He has danced, sang and acted professionally. Raymond also takes his talent to canvas. He is an award-winning painter that gives back to the community helping LGBT youth. On the weekends you can find him snuggling with his dog, Flynn.
Sammi Steele – Instructor
Sammi Steele, a native from Golden, Colorado, graduated from Lakewood High School in May 2015. She “grew up” on stage singing in the Colorado Children’s Chorale and doing local theatre throughout the Denver Metro area. This fall, Sammi will be a junior at the University of Oklahoma where she’s studying broadcast journalism and minoring in enterprise studies. When she’s not busy maintaining her 4.0 GPA, she’s participating in the Scandals or U-Sing shows with her sorority (Theta), giving tours as a Gaylord Ambassador for alumni and perspective students visiting Gaylord College of Journalism and Strategic Communication, or she’s anchoring the news/sports for OU Nightly (OU’s daily broadcast). In March, she was able to anchor alongside Al Rocker, on the Today Show for the 2017 Rockerthon. This summer, Sammi was nominated for a Heartland Emmy Award for her reporting on OU Nightly’s 2016 Election Special.
Danett Hernandez – New Mexico Administrator & Instructor
Danett Hernandez is an actor, dancer, choreographer, daughter, sister, wife, and the mother of two beautiful boys. Danett was born and raised in Denver, CO where she studied Drama and Voice Over at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts. There she met her acting coach, Benjy Dobrin, whom she studied with for the better part of six years. She also studied and danced Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop at the Imperial Academy of Dance and at The Shelly True Dance Academy. Some of her performances include Swan Lake and Le Bayadère. In April of 2015 Danett and her family moved to Albuquerque to further her and her husbands acting careers in the TV and Film industries. Danett’s acting credits include lead roles in original plays such as Enrique’s Journey and Mestizo. She can also be seen in local Colorado PSA movies, Crossroads and Encrucijada, as well as local and national commercials. Before moving to Albuquerque, Danett was an ensemble member and a drama and dance teacher with Su Teatro. During here time there she learned how rewarding it can be to be able to teach our younger generations how to use art to express themselves.
Rebie Bautista Lash – Marketing & PR Director
Rebie brings nearly fifteen years of marketing and PR experience to Talk to the Camera having worked in the travel and luxury lifestyle public relations field working with top PR firms nationally and internationally. She is responsible for managing all marketing and PR efforts. In this capacity she is focused on bringing Talk to the Camera’s programs to Colorado communities, new business development, partnerships, advertising, promotion, events, social media and getting the word out to the media. She is also an actor and has worked on several commercials and independent films.