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Principal + Story Guide

I've been a storyteller for as long as I've known myself. As a child, I had a well-developed imagination that meant I was never bored. Though I was introduced to many expressive media throughout my early education I continually gravitated toward writing: both creative fiction and essay writing. While in college I allowed myself to be swayed into the "practical career" trap and left the arts behind to become a technologist.

I had a rich career in software and data analytics but for the last ten years, a fundamental truth became more and more evident: the only roles I enjoyed and got fulfillment from were the creative ones - the ones in which I was able to craft a story.

In the early 2010's we were considering becoming parents. We were also facing the death of a parent and were reflecting on the loss of our own grandparents. An idea that had been rattling around in my head for some time - the need to document and memorialize our stories and those of our older generations - coalesced when I realized that the camera we had could be used as a professional video camera. Almost immediately KnowMe Studios was a foregone conclusion.

I began capturing and telling peoples' stories based on the committed belief that everyone's story has value.


I am currently on the teaching staff of the University of Washington's Film and Video Production program of which I am also a graduate.

"First" Story of a Lifetime

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Dave Isay - TED2015

Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.

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