Suzi Pond is an awarding-winning digital journalist, producer and storyteller. She cut her journalism chops at Boston magazine as Online Editor and later at the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram as a multimedia producer specializing in audio and video production. In 2011, Suzi became Chief Storyteller at United Way of Greater Portland where she creates audio and video stories that aim to engage the community. In 2015, Suzi founded two audio and video storytelling companies – Redbird Media Group and revel+spark.
A graduate of the radio documentary program at the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, her audio work has appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In 2011, she won two First-Place NEAPNEA awards. In 2008, her collaborative documentary film “Let’s Make a Deal” won First Place in the Portland Phoenix Short Film Festival. Her teaching experience includes audio editing at WMPG in Portland, Maine, as well as basic audio and multimedia production techniques to photography and writing students at the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies. She is based in Freeport, Maine.
From Suzi’s past students:
“Suzi is a great teacher. We all came in with different goals and she worked with each of us individually to meet these goals” – Carole Kaapu, Honolulu, HI
“Suzi is amazing, really creative, insightful and persistent in teaching us how to tell great audio stories” – Cynthia Tokos, Rochester, NH
“I walked in with zero experience on Monday and by Friday I had a finished audio story!” – Amy J Quinn, Atlanta Georgia.