Audrey Walters is a professional SAG/AFTRA actress, entrepreneur, producer and author. In 2013, Audrey co-founded the award winning children's program, Talk to the Camera, to empower the next generation through video creation and filmmaking. Talk to the Camera is a home-based franchise, offering in-person and online STEAM-based programs for elementary age children.
Audrey's years as media coach and mentor at a children’s talent agency fostered a passion for helping children grow creatively through on camera work. As a premier educator for the creative spirit and visual story-teller, Audrey is passionate about fusing art and technology to inspire kids to use their imaginations.
Audrey is the producer of children enrichment videos- "KIDS-talk", author of the book- "Lights, Camera, Confidence", writer and creator of the TV series-“Biological” and Founding Media Coach at TTTC Studios. In addition, Audrey has several film and television credits - including AMC's Better Call Saul and Netflix Studio’s Walk. Ride. Rodeo. Click here to view Audrey's IMDB page.
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.
Jack has over 35 years of executive management and consultant experience within multiple industries and with multiple franchise concepts. As CFO/COO of a national logistics franchise with over 350 locations he developed and launched a new brand to achieve accelerated growth and brand dominance in a redefined market niche. His franchise expertise includes mergers & acquisitions, executive leadership, Franchise Disclosure Documents, strategic planning, business and financial management, franchisee support, organizational development, training programs, Operations Manuals and enterprise-level IT solutions.
Jack was employed as Executive Director of Franchise Integration at a 950+ unit franchise organization with units operating in the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan. Mr. Pearce played an integral role in the successful acquisition and integration of eight unique brands into a single, centralized franchise support organization. Well known for his expertise in strong franchise relations and promoting a collaborative culture, Mr. Pearce has been responsible for leading a variety of rebranding, vertical market transition and acquisition growth strategies, as well as leading the development of multiple emerging franchise brands.
Mr. Pearce is a long-standing member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and served for many years on the Franchise Relations Committee (FRC). Jack was elected Chairman of an FRC Operations Task Force and authored the IFA Handbook “Effective Development of a Franchise Support Organization”. He is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) and frequently contributes articles published in the IFA's monthly magazine Franchising World which are available at www.franchise.org.
Jack Pearce has a B.S. in economics and psychology from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA with emphasis in finance and organizational development from the Atkinson Graduate School of Administration at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Currently, he is President and Principal Consultant at Next Level Consultant, LLC.
Naomi leads Talk to the Camera’s Marketing department, as their Marketing Director. She is responsible for developing marketing strategies and programs for all business units, and manages related activities - brand strategy, digital marketing, social media, PR, advertising, content marketing, and program performance. She has a knack for visualizing the overall big picture, and relishes in the ever-changing variety of responsibilities and tasks that come from being part of a multi-faceted organization. And landing where the focus is on making a difference in children’s lives is the icing on the cake! Naomi also oversees Talk to the Camera’s technology acquisitions and support.
Before joining Talk to the Camera in 2017, Naomi spent nearly 20 years as a marketing professional for Fortune 500 enterprises and technology start-ups. In her previous role with a multi-million-dollar Commercial Office furniture dealer, Naomi developed their first ever email marketing and social media programs. At Corporate Express, she launched a new direct marketing program with a distribution of more than 1.2 million impressions annually, and quarter-over-quarter incremental sales growth of 20%.
Naomi has Anthropology and Archaeology degrees from Syracuse University, proving that she’s always been interested in digging in to what makes people tick!
A native of Colorado who grew up in Arvada, Will’s upbringing in a family of entrepreneurs planted the seed for his desire to be a business owner himself. Will has always enjoyed the challenges that come with building businesses, but his true passions are working on creative projects and enriching children’s lives. Being a Franchise Owner with Talk to the Camera allows Will to combine those passions with his business and broadcasting experience. Will graduated with honors from the Colorado Media School, where he earned a certificate in TV and Radio Broadcasting. He’s enjoyed diverse and challenging positions in broadcasting - in front of and behind the camera - from radio announcer to camera operator and producer. He also held management level positions with organizations in Arizona and Denver. Will has a son in elementary school who attends Talk to the Camera our after school classes & school break camps. He’s seen first hand the positive impact our enrichment programs have on children. Will loves spending quality time with his son doing various outdoor activities like fishing, swimming, playing catch, hiking, riding bikes, sledding, and anything that keeps them enjoying the outdoors. Will also enjoys playing and watching sports. Of course, he is a Colorado sports homer and roots for all the hometown teams.
Christopher Goode is a photographer and filmmaker by trade with over 7 years experience in the industry. In this time he's amassed an extensive portfolio of creative work in a range of styles from a career that's taken him to over 35 countries around the world. He holds a BFA in Film, Television and Media Production from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and now calls Denver, Colorado home. He specializes in editing video and is passionate about bringing creative visions to life.
Tania Odesho is a graduate of San Jose State University in Humanities with a minor in Women's Studies. She was a public speaking coach at Leland High School from 2008 to 2016. After moving to Santa Cruz County she began substitute teaching to gain more experience working with students from various schools. She has taught improv workshops to teens and kids at community centers and elementary schools. She has been doing improv for the past four years with Leela San Francisco and is so excited to spread Talk To The Camera throughout California.
Daniel Buono is a filmmaker, producer and teaching artist. He is originally from the very small state of Rhode Island, but has lived in North Carolina, Boston, New York City and now Colorado. He has worked on Showtime, HBO, Netflix and PBS documentaries as well as short narrative films that have screened at festivals around the world including Tribeca Film Festival and South by Southwest. His interests include traveling, hiking and pop music.
Kathi is an actress, director and voice-over artist , starting her career at the age of 4, appearing in a production of “The King and I”. She has appeared locally on stage for several theatre companies and has film, TV, internet and commercials credits. She was an on-air radio host for over 25 years on both music and talk formats. Kathi has taught and directed children and adults in theatre and looks forward expanding her teaching to film and sharing with a new generation her love of the arts. Her greatest joy, when not performing, is spending time with her 5 beautiful and talented grandchildren.
Frankie brings some FUN into the mix! An overall creative, Frankie is versed in multiple genres of performance, and is passionate about helping others discover their artistry, from the novice to the seasoned professional. A professional actor, comedian, coach, and educator, she brings a wealth of experience and training to the table. With a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Psychology, she has found that these disciplines lend to the authenticity of her performance and teaching style. Frankie is on the Board of a successful Shakespeare Company, as well as serving as a Shakespeare Consultant to the Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program. She has performed in Off Broadway productions, regional and community theatre, and has produced and directed many full-length productions, including a series of One Woman Shows. Frankie studied Long Form Improv with the original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade; Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, and Ian Roberts. She is versed in Long and Short Form Improv and has performed both styles live. As a stand-up comic, she has worked the NYC comedy circuit, and won the title of New Jersey’s Funniest Female. As an acting coach, Frankie focuses on enabling her students to maximize their potential. She holds the same philosophy as an educator and is grateful to bring her creativity into the classroom. She has taught students of all ages and levels in a variety of settings, from afterschool enrichment programs, inpatient facilities, professional development workshops, to classes in professional theatre programs.
Matthew Harris is a UCLA graduate with a BA in Theater and has been working
in the entertainment business in many capacities since 2001. As an actor he has
performed in numerous stage plays, commercials, television and film over the
years, notably on shows such as The Thundermans (Nickelodeon), Adam Ruins
Everything (Tru TV), and Brooklyn Nine Nine (Fox). In addition to being classically trained, Matthew has a passion for comedy and performed weekly for both Improv Olympic West and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), and featured as a stand-up comedian at The Comedy Store and Flappers. Behind the camera, Matthew has worked as a writer, assistant cameraman, associate producer, and editor. Matthew loves sharing his knowledge with people of all ages and is proud to teach for Talk To the Camera. And when he’s not teaching or performing, he’s probably attempting to entertain his favorite audience, his wife and daughter. Click here to visit Matthew's IMDB page.
Brittnay is excited to share her love and knowledge of content creation, videography and acting with the younger generations! The joy she finds in educating youth stemmed from years of coaching and volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of America. From playing first chair violin throughout school, to participating in theatre productions and fashion design classes, Brittnay considers her love of art to be a large part of who she is as a person.
Raleigh is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater Performance and Production, and a minor in Business Administration from Texas State University. She loves teaching and has been involved in many aspects of acting since 2014. She is proficient in several genres of performance such as stage plays, musicals, film and dance. Raleigh loves her students to feel as confident and prepared as they can be for their scenes- and of course to always have a fun time while doing it! She loves to sing, spend quality time with family and friends, and workout!
Bruce holds a BA in Theatre from Florida State University, interned with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and is a member of SAG/AFTRA. He’d taught drama for 14 years, been an arts administrator for several organizations and has taught and choreographed stage combat since 1980.
His acting work includes well over 100 productions in a variety of comedies and dramas, modern and classical and musicals. He appears in numerous industrial/training videos and commercials and in Disney’s Flight of the Navigator and Wish Man.
Bruce has directed two children’s shows in Denver, appeared in six stage productions, two films at the Colorado Film School, an industrial video and has begun forming his own theatre company.
He has directed 27 school shows and choreographed fights for many productions. Bruce has performed in educational theatre tours around the country and conducted an artist residency of his own devising.
Arin is a recent graduate from The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska Lincoln where she earned a BA in theatre performance as well as a minor in psychology. Acting is Arin’s greatest passion, and she’s been performing in various ways since she was a child. From violin and choir to stilt walking and aerial work, Arin has always found new ways to feed her desire for artistic inspiration. As an ever-growing artist herself, she knows just how important it is to encourage creative confidence in the minds of young artists, and she couldn’t be more happy to be doing just that at Talk To The Camera in her home state of Colorado.
Nicolette is a Colorado native and recent graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder; she is a part of the Class of 2021. She majored in Film Production and minored in Communications. In addition to film, Nicolette loves working with kids and has dedicated a lot of her time to CU Boulder's Camp Kesem Chapter, a camp that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. If she's not at camp, you can find Nicolette spending time with her family, friends, and her dog. She’s an avid fan of Hollywood musicals, and she also has a knack for telling stories. She’s incredibly stoked to combine both of her passions at Talk to the Camera by helping kids find their confidence and explore their potential!
Casey earned her bachelor’s degree from the University Northern Colorado in Theatre Education and a minor in English. She later earned her masters from Colorado State University in Human Resource Management. Casey has been teaching theatre near and far for elementary-high school aged students. When not teaching the youth of America she enjoys exploring the incredible mountains, riding her motorcycle, and taking naps.
Brandon Keller grew up in Hawai'i and was instilled with a passion for storytelling at an early age. In 2014, he moved to Denver to attend the University of Colorado, and he graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor's in Film and Television Production. He's directed and worked on a vast array of projects, from music videos, to short films and independent feature films, all locally produced in Colorado. For the past year, he has worked as an independent videographer and photographer, establishing his own company and working to build his brand. At Talk To The Camera, Brandon uses his behind-the-scenes technical knowledge to give students a unique perspective on the art of filmmaking, and helps them to find their own passions and strengths for creative and visual storytelling
Cooper Knight is a Colorado native, and an Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been drawing, acting, and making movies since he was 6 years old, and his passion to tell stories from a neuro-diverse perspective drives his career in film. At University of Colorado Denver, He earned his bachelors degree with honors in film, and television production, gaining three years experience in filmmaking and a best documentary nomination. At Talk to the Camera, Cooper looks for distinct ways to invite creativity in students, and an inner drive for students to follow their dreams.
Kathryn has 2 decades of experience working with children of all ages. She’s been a preschool teacher, nanny, youth group leader, camp counselor, and enrichment instructor. She has taught enrichment programs in a variety of activities like strategic legos, origami, and vegetarian cooking. Mainly, Kathryn boasts a breadth of art teaching experience— from toddlers to teenagers, she’s done it all. She loves to accompany adolescents as they explore the wonderful world of art in all forms. Kathryn has a background in improv and degrees in studio art and psychology. Currently, she is in graduate school to be a school counselor. Kathryn's greatest goal is to assist children in becoming happy healthy humans!