I've always seen myself as a writer, an observer and interpreter of life. I have been a sound editor for feature films for the last 35 years but my heart is in writing and directing, though with post-production schedules being what they are, it's very hard to work on a digital workstation all day and come home and try to be creative! I'm working towards that balance. My mother, Kay Rose, was the first woman sound editor to win an Oscar for Sound Editing (On the 1984 release The River, directed by Mark Rydell) I was privileged to have worked alongside her for 20 years. In my sound work, I try and support the story with sounds but my true love is the story and creating stories. The older I become, the more the stories are making sense to me and I hope that through my association with Filmaka, I will stay inspired to keep writing them! I'm on the board of directors for the Alliance of Women Directors (www.allianceofwomendirectors.com) and I'm a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I'm also an adjunct professor at USC School of TV and CInema and I'm an instructor at Video Symphony Post Production Institute in Burbank, CA teaching protools and film sound aesthetics.