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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.
Mr. Pearce is the current Chief Development Officer for Talk To The Camera and is responsible for identifying, vetting and recruiting top-level franchisees to join the organization. His industry expertise includes executive leadership, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD), financial management, franchisee training and support, Operations Manuals and enterprise-level IT solutions.
With over 35 years of experience in the franchise industry Jack has performed at every level, from Chief Financial Officer to a Field Support Consultant and everything in between.
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. As the Executive Director of Franchise Integration at a 950+ unit franchise with operating units in the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan Jack played an integral role in the successful acquisition and integration of six unique brands into a single, centralized franchise support organization. Well known for his expertise in franchise relations, Mr. Pearce has led a variety of rebranding, 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.
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.
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!
Nicolette is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she majored in Film Production and minored in Communications. She has dedicated a lot of her time to Camp Kesem, a nonprofit that benefits kids impacted by their parent's cancer. She spent two years on the executive board as an Outreach Coordinator for CU’s chapter and is very excited to do outreach for Talk to the Camera. She loves helping kids explore their creative confidence and adores teaching kids all about the film world.
Nicolette loves storytelling and is so happy she’s able to combine her passion for film and kids with Talk to the Camera!
Find Nicolette on instagram: @nicolette.20
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.
Kristin holds a B.A. in Film from the University of Alabama with a focus in Post Production and a minor in International Sports Concentration. She has worked on numerous feature length award winning documentaries as an editor and producer. In addition to film, Kristin works on brand identities, graphic design and photography. As a former film student herself, Kristin understands the value of exploring this art form without holding back. She is passionate about helping children find their creative voice and confidence! In her free time Kristin loves skiing, hiking, yoga and wildlife photography.
Jonnavin is a graduate from Liberty University’s Theatre Arts program and has spent four years as a camp leader for school-aged children. Having found his own interest in acting and performance through children’s theatre growing up, he has a real drive for creativity and expression. With experience acting, writing, and directing, Jonnavin hopes to use these skills to get students excited about the creative space and what they can achieve in it. He hopes he can spread his own passion and enthusiasm for the arts to the students he gets to work with. Jonnavin lives in Thornton with his wife and two cats, and he also enjoys singing and playing music, digital art, and all types of games.
Randy just recently moved to Colorado and has tons of energy around being a role model and leader for kids. He has been working with kids his whole life, and in addition to teaching Talk to the Camera classes, he is a coach and mentor for kids participating in sports. Randy holds dual degrees in Business and Marketing.
Aspen grew up in Golden, Colorado and graduated from Montana State University in 2019 with a degree in Marketing and Public Health. She is now back in Colorado, and is working in marketing as a social media manager, running everything from Instagram to Linkedin for various businesses. She is constantly creating content and bringing fun ideas to life! She has a background in the entertainment industry, and is very passionate about working with kids and seeing them follow their dreams. Aspen loves being creative and so excited to be a part of the Talk To The Camera team.
Originally from Littleton, Travis keeps many plates in the arts spinning. He graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU with a BFA in Drama and went on to make his Broadway debut in DISASTER! (Workman/Chef; Understudy to Adam Pascal) at the Nederlander Theater. Travis works professionally as an actor, writer, director, producer, and visual artist. He has originated roles in emerging new musicals like Pyre Cantata (Polyneices) and Paris Through the Window (Marc Chagall) and loves collaborating in developing original stories. In his spare time, he loves to crochet and play with his cat, Smooch. To learn more about Travis and his work, visit traviskent.co.
Ali Francis grew up in Boise, Idaho surrounded by the beauty of nature. She always loved performing for her friends and family (even when she was in diapers) and after many years of performing a wide berth of leading roles on the stage, she found herself in New York City working at the world renowned La La Ma Ma Experimental Art House. After her mind bending and heart opening journey working alongside professional stage actors, directors and dancers at such a young age out in New York, she truly knew that she wanted to push the boundaries of what was possible on stage through other forms of art - including pursuing an active career acting for the camera, film and television. From there, Ali took on the leading role of Candace in 2014's international cult horror flick EAT and she has been actively working in the film and television world ever since! She has over 20 years of varied, knowledgeable experience working with children, teens and adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds and is VERY excited to teach for Talk to the Camera and to share her knowledge of acting for the camera with children and adults of all ages! Her other hobbies and passions include; hiking with her rescue dogs, making music with her voice and kassoliator, doing yoga and running at higher elevations (think Telluride and Salida area) and spending time with her family. She also is the Vice President of Ballard Guitar Company (her husband Tom is a luthier) and helps run a small local preschool in the greater Denver area.
Hello! My name is Elysee "E" Wilsey. I became enamored with Filmmaking and Storytelling since I started working in Film and Advertising since I was 17 years old; mainly working as a Production Designer on a number of narrative projects and features. I have always been enamored with all the details in filmmaking from a very young age; the environments, props, direction, and cinematography all coming together to tell a story and its ability to connect with it’s audience.
Patrick got his start working in network television, and quickly transitioned to the production video side of the business. After proving himself in music videos and commercial spots, he has grown into directing short stories, documentaries and feature length films. Patrick just wrapped on producing and directing his third feature film.
Ethan is currently at Front Range Community College finishing his associates degree to
then move onto obtaining his bachelor's degree in Cyber Security from Metropolitan
State University in Denver. Ethan enjoys teaching and mentoring kids, and has been
working with children since ~2014, whether through sports or working with them at a
camp or in a classroom. He taught himself editing and has experience with various
programs (including most of the Adobe suite), along with experience as a photographer
and graphic designer. Ethan strives to bring out children’s creativity and make overall
fun experiences, and while being a bit of a goofball! Overall, he enjoys coaching soccer,
playing video games, and hanging with his dog, Coco.
Born and raised in Chicago's own Little Village, Andrew Ortega's fascination for media flourished into a passion for creation as a child.
Taking this passion with him throughout his high-school years Andrew would eventually leave home to attend the University of Colorado Boulder
in hopes of honing his acquired skills in audio and video. Since going on to major in Media Production (with a minor in Sociology), Andrew's
hope is to inspire coming generations to pursue personal interests that invigorate creative and daring thinking through his work with TTTC.
Bailey Howard grew up in Glenwood Springs, Colorado where she had the opportunity to begin her professional career at 16 years old. She's been singing, dancing, and acting since before she can remember and takes great pride in being able to show children why these performing arts are a part of the human experience. Bailey moved to Denver at the beginning of 2020 and has been working on her BA in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies at University of Colorado Denver which she'll be done with this spring! She looks forward to furthering her performing career and sharing her love for the arts
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