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Mara LeGrand

Substitute Teacher K-12 – Washington County schools, Oregon-temp.

Saturday Academy summer camps,   SEEDs enrichment TTSD

Instruct   Filmmaking, Digital Storytelling and  Screenwriting

Authors Rep: National Library Sales via Baker and Taylor and Ingram

Filmmaker: Skydancer Productions– A Video Production and Small Press Publishing Company whose mission is to educate and inspire stewardship of nature and all of it’s inhabitants.

 Writer, Director, Producer, Videographer, Researcher, Editor, Marketing, Public Relations of multi – award winning Independent films receiving National broadcast on PBS and International distribution.  Required extensive travel coordination involved for the shoots and interviews as well as to film festivals. All films included extensive location scouting, detail management and meeting deadlines and budget, script writing, casting, coaching, dailies, set design, props, costuming, production development, licensing, compliances, theatrical release, child actor liaison, continuity assurance, venue negotiation, social media, fundraising and design and production of collateral material.Trailers:

WILD HORSES IN WINDS OF CHANGE: A broadcast documentary and digital series developed to raise awareness about the disappearing lands for wild horses and of the imperative of our interconnectedness with nature and responsibility of stewardship.  World Premiere at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood CA.  Prestigious Telly Award winner. 

 HEART & SOIL: A multi award winning family film inspiring families to grow more of their own food, or support the local farmers who do. Best Environmental film awards.

 ED MEETS HIS MAKER: An award winning short feature film helping children  overcome loss and isolation. Filmedin Sebastapol CA.

Piedmonte’ Italy Dept of Agri-Tourism – Educational/ Film    location scouting   2015- Presenter following showing of my documentary, Heart & Soil for Turin   Epicurean International conference. Short digital film series in process.

Writer, Public Health Worker: China, Tibet, Nepal- 1984-1985

WEST MEETS EAST: A Documentary sponsored by John’s Hopkins & Harvard Medical Schools initiated to help prepare intern physician volunteers for the conditions of clinics in the developing world.

Writer- Host:  YOUR HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS: A weekly public radio show.  

ColumnistGEZINS WELZAIN: A weekly newspaper column on wellness.

 Screen WriterE  ight original family screen plays.  Two purchase options. .

 Publicity Director: Screen Writer’s Conference, Santa Fe, NM  

 Involved extensive travel, public speaking and travel arrangements and event   production for producers and  keynotes.

 Photo-Journalist:  Numerous Press Awards. Years of Front Page, Award Winning Photo- Feature Stories as a free lance journalist.

 Owner, Director, Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, Staff Management, CUSTOMER SERVICE, Safety & Legal compliance, inventory & budget management

  Skydancer International Health Retreat– A destination rejuvenating wellness retreat in Durango CO.  Involved international marketing, travel as an inspiring workshop presenter resulting in retreat sales.  Coordinated every aspect of guest services, legal compliances, budget, food preparation and daily operations. Provided customized health rejuvenation services.

LeGrand Adventures:  An outdoor adventure and river outfitting business with a focus on week-long specialty, educational and leadership trips.  Special Educational offerings included:  Women In Leadership, Family Wellness, Botany, Geology, Quit Smoking and 21 day Grand Canyon river trips.

Publication Development, Commercial Printing SalesHirschfeld Press, American Web, Intermountain Color, Denver CO.

 Director of Development and Instruction:  Boulder Parks & Recreation. Developed the first wellness program for city of Boulder Colorado, Instructed and managed  a wide range of classes:

 Director Health Education: Denver Public Health.  Responsible for Program development & Direction, Grant Writing, Staff Development, Event Planning Coordination, Individual & group nutrition counseling, Newsletter development, Editor in Chief.


TSCP – Oregon Teachers license -2017 to present

M.S. / Ph.D – Holistic Studies, American University 1999

BA – Pre-Med/ Communications Mesa State University 1980

As a child, I traveled and studied in the Mid-east, Europe and Northern Africa.

In my adult life I’ve taken several, extensive trips to Tibet, Nepal, China India, Thailand, Italy where I either studied, researched, filmed and wrote or worked in public health.  I’ve vacation traveled to: Ireland, Costa Rica, Belize, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, Mexico, and all over the U.S.