this is my story.

Photo by Saray Taylor-Roman.

Growing up, I dreamed of becoming a big-time Hollywood movie producer. I wrote scripts based on my favorite stories, learned about the different roles on set, and educated my friends so that I could have a crew. 

But in college, that dream shifted.

I spent a summer in LA crewing a few different films and getting an inside look at the industry. I saw people pouring all their time, money and energy into short films without any guarantee that it would pay off. It was an isolated and harsh environment. I knew that wasn’t the life for me. I wanted my stories to bring people together, both in the final product and the creative process

I returned to college with a new vision.

To complete my college degree, I took public relations and journalism classes, and used my $1,500 Canon 7D to create promotional videos, documentaries, and narrative short films. I was amazed at how good the video looked straight out of camera.

I saw the industry changing.

With the lower cost of video, smaller businesses and organizations could finally afford to have great video content, and I found myself eager to meet that need. I created promotional, highlight, and documentary films full-time for three years at my first job out of college. The days were long, the deadlines were tight, but the opportunities were rich for good story. I met the most incredible women from around the world who had dreams of a better future for their daughters and granddaughters. I traveled to over 20 of the U.S's largest cities, and to Iraq, Taiwan, and the Philippines. I continued to hone my storytelling skills, and started my own business in 2015 to meet a growing need for video in my local area.

I traveled the world, and settled in Knoxville.

Knoxville is my home - where I was born and raised, where most of my family still lives, and has lived for generations. I absolutely love this city, the people here, and the opportunities for women in entrepreneurship.

I married the love of my life a few short months later, and we celebrated the birth of our first child a year after that. I am thankful that my business has been able to serve both my clients as well as a healthy lifestyle for me and my family. If you're wondering how I spend time outside of work, you're likely to find me at home with my family, at Harvest Church with my church family, or exploring new food and coffee in my hometown of Knoxville, TN.

Now that you know a little about me, I want to hear about you!
 


Adept, capable, and competent beyond her years. A few descriptors that come to mind when thinking of Elisa.

She was tasteful when portraying female athletes in action and respectful of individual participant’s preferences for photo posting. Further, this caution carried over to her work on the social media platforms for the initiative. Due in large part to Elisa’s work with CSPS, the U.S. Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr sites experienced growth and success.

And, I was always impressed by how easily she carried what was a very heavy bag of equipment!
— Trina Bolton, U.S. Department of State