Connecting People



Sandy Russell, founder

Known for ability to bring people together, Sandy Russell is passionate about building connections in the world at large. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College at the top of her class, Sandy became a founding teacher for Teach For America in Los Angeles where she combined her love for community with her passion for education.

After two years as a teacher, Sandy left LA and began work at Google in San Francisco where she worked for more than 5 years, eventually culminating in her role as the Global Brand and Product Marketing Manager for Google Maps. During her time in this role, she spearheaded the first ever vertical Street View (Yosemite, Mont Blanc), revamped asset programs such as the Santa Tracker, and Google Maps’ yearly April Fool’s Prank. She formed strong bonds with major companies such as Patagonia, The North Face, National Geographic, and REI and supported non-profits such as The Access Fund and National Parks.

Sandy’s extensive experience is complimented by her energetic passion and boundless creativity. She is not afraid to try new ideas or look for alternative paths, and knows when something is worth pursuing. At the root of every project, Sandy finds the point where a need and an offering overlap and uses that to connect people in a mutually-fulfilling manner.

Sandy has been asked to share her wisdoms and speak around the world at events such as Banff Film Festival, North Face Athletes Summit, and the National Parks Centennial Business Retreat.


Ali Batwin, Producer

ali’s bio goes here (and a high res photo goes above)

Eric Otten, title

Eric is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn who works at SRC in creative development and as a coordinator, assistant editor or does anything else that needs doing! He previously worked in television development at Topspin Content as an editor, writer and director. His films have been recognized by the Student Academy Awards, Student Emmys, BAFTA US Student Short Film Awards as well as numerous film festivals. His writing has also been recognized by the Sundance New Voices Writing Lab, where he was a semi-finalist.

Julia Ordog, Production Assistant

(is this my title?)

With a background in photography and communications, Julia approaches projects and life with the bigger picture in mind. She has worked around the world as a photographer and videographer, and her skills in marketing have led her to work with brands such as Warren Miller Entertainment, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and the Breckenridge Tourism Office. Julia is driven by curiosity which helps her research new projects, scout out potential shoot locations, and track down hard-to-find answers. When she's not scouring the web for information, she can usually be found playing somewhere in the mountains of Colorado.


(rough) We consider ourselves lucky to work with some of the best creatives in their fields. Some of our frequent partners are:

Living On One


Concentric Creative