I have been familiar with Docs In Progress since its early inception in 2006 when Eric and Adele were hosting Peer Pitch sessions. I have loved watching this organization rapidly grow since then. The growth of the Docs in Progress is a testament to the huge need of emerging and independent filmmakers in the Washington, DC area, and, to the quality of teaching, advice, mentorship and overall encouragement offered by the organization. As an independent filmmaker myself, operating on modest budgets, I am grateful that many Docs in Progress events are offered at suggested donations and that the courses are incredibly affordable yet packed with knowledgeable and passionate experts. It is a true honor to serve on this board with such dedicated professionals and to support the community of emerging filmmakers.
I began serving as a Board Member for Docs in Progress in mid-2010. Prior to that, I had attended many of the organization's events and volunteered in a variety of capacities. Throughout my entire relationship with Docs in Progress, I have continued to be inspired and moved by Docs in Progress' fantastic staff, resources and community. Docs in Progress is not only an irreplaceable asset to Silver Spring and the DC-Metro-area, but to stakeholders on an international scale.