I'm a dreamer, I'm an activator, and I'm a storyteller.

Photo by Jaron Johns of Dei Gratia Photography

Photo by Jaron Johns of Dei Gratia Photography

Elisa Trentham is the founder and owner of Sherwood Media. The daughter of entrepreneurs with roots in Knoxville and Spain, Elisa cares deeply about business, legacy, and telling stories through creative video production.

She graduated from Asbury University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication, emphasis in Film Production and minors in Public Relations and Spanish. She has traveled around the world with her camera to capture powerful stories including Taiwan, the Philippines, Iraq, and Spain. She has filmed across the U.S. in the offices of the WNBA, Saatchi & Saatchi LA, the US Olympic Training Center, National Hockey League, Women’s Tennis Association, New Balance, and locally at Shafer Insurance, ORNL, ChildHelp, CodeTN, and Local Motors.

She launched Sherwood Media in 2015 with (her now husband) Jonathan. They currently live in Knoxville with their daughter Cora. Elisa loves her family, her church, and what her husband calls “17-step coffee.”


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