Multimedia Producer
DSH hearts its Rehabilitation Therapists! In celebration of Rehabilitation Therapy Appreciation Month in February, I filmed and directed this fun commercial highlighting some of the things that make the Rehab Therapists of the California Department of State Hospitals "kind of amazing."
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The Department of State Hospitals-Napa ("Napa State Hospital") partakes in National Dance Day for the fourth year in a row. Spearheaded at the hospital by the Health and Wellness Committee and organized every year since 2016 by Dance/Movement Therapist Alicia B., this is the hospital's fourth consecutive year participating in what has grown into a cherished yearly tradition. See Napa dance to...
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I filmed and edited this video for the California Department of State Hospitals' Police Academy. Class 028 began with 50 cadets, but only 42 of them made it to the finish line, earning their police badge at a graduation ceremony held at Camp San Luis Obispo on Friday, November 16, 2018. From surviving what cadets come to know as “Black Tuesday” to earning 17 units of college credit, the academy offers a challenging and unforgettable experience...
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In this episode of Why I Work at DSH -- an employee-focused video series I film, direct and edit -- deaf Office Technician Hilda Velez of Napa State Hospital shares her unique experience as a DSH employee and standup comedian.#WIWatDSH #HelloHilda #NationalDeafAwarenessMonth
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Sometimes man’s best friend is also a colleague. Meet DSH-Coalinga K-9 Officer & U.S. Air Force veteran Angelo Arredondo and his 2-year-old canine partner, Ozzy. The yellow Labrador Retriever was born in the Netherlands, trained to detect narcotic odors in Napa and loves licking camera lenses....
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From 1979 to 1983, Shirley Sigmund worked as a psychiatric technician at Atascadero State Hospital. More than 30 years later, she returned to “ASH” to serve as its first and only full-time Licensed Speech Language Pathologist. In episode 16 of Why I Work at DSH -- the series I film, direct and edit -- she...
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In this episode of Why I Work at DSH, Ty Harries, Valerie Cervantes & John Nallira separate the facts of working at a "mental hospital" from the fiction depicted in Hollywood films. #WIWatDSH


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In the early ‘90s, before Dr. Tricia Busby became the Supervising Senior Psychologist of Forensic Services at the California Department of State Hospitals-Coalinga, she was devouring books about serial killers and dreaming of a job with the FBI. I film, direct and edit the Why I Work at DSH video series –...
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