Amy Marquis understands that there are two very powerful elements to America’s National Parks: the spectacular places themselves, of course, but equally important, the human stories about the people who are transformed by their parks experiences. Now, she and her talented team have embarked on an important project to tell those stories in exciting new ways. This is being done in precisely the same way that our National Parks evolved—from the ground up—and will truly show that America’s parks belong to everyone.
— Dayton Duncan, Writer/Producer, The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Amy Marquis, Co-Director, Co-Producer

Amy Marquis, Co-Director, Co-Producer

Amy is an award-winning director and producer who has earned front-row access to America’s greatest landscapes and the people connected to them, thanks to her work as the founder and co-director of National Park Experience (NPX). The series’ debut film, “Love in the Tetons,” toured with Banff, Mountainfilm, and Wild and Scenic Film Festivals. In 2014, Amy produced two shoots for The New York Times’ branded content series, “Extraordinary Journeys.” She also directs and produces content for PBS, The WILD Foundation, National Parks Conservation Association, and American Rivers. Her ability to forge strong and trusted relationships with her subjects results in powerful, in-depth interviews that drive compelling and authentic films. 

 
Dana Romanoff, Co-Director, Co-Producer, Director of Photography 

Dana Romanoff, Co-Director, Co-Producer, Director of Photography 

Dana is a visual storyteller and producer whose images grace the pages of National Geographic and publications worldwide. While working at The Charlotte Observer, Dana was among the team recognized as runner-up to the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. She’s won multiple awards, including Pictures of the Year International and the Anthropographia Multimedia & Human Rights Award, which brought her film “No Man’s Land” to human- rights gatherings around the world. She has directed, shot, and produced advocacy films appearing at live-events from packed stadiums to annual gala banquet halls.

 
Chuck Smith, Cinematographer and Editor

Chuck Smith, Cinematographer and Editor

Editor and cinematographer Chuck Smith has carved an impressive 26-year career path in the broadcast world, having won an Emmy as well as four Emmy nominations for his reality television work.  He has shot and edited for The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Warren Miller Entertainment, Food Network and Travel Channel.  "Living Alaska" premiering March 23rd on HGTV is one of his latest projects as an Editor/Cinematographer.

 
Jason Greene, Cinematographer and Editor

Jason Greene, Cinematographer and Editor

Jason Greene is a cinematographer, photographer and documentary filmmaker interested in social issues and the collaborative nature of filmmaking. Most recently, he was the Director of Photography for the film “55 Days,” about a war widow learning to let go of her loss. He is currently a cinematographer and assistant producer at Blue Chalk Media in Portland, Oregon . He has worked for several clients on documentary branded content, such as The March of Dimes, NPPA, KaBOOM, Heroes Will Rise and City Woods, and photographed for clients such as The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Orlando Weekly, Reuters and The Department of Labor. His work has been recognized by CPOY, NYT Lens Blog Review, Eddie Adams XXIII, The Addy’s and NPPA. He is particularly passionate about the storytelling nature of cinematic visuals and strives to make those visual lyrical, honest and powerful.

 

 

 

 
Greg Snider, Senior Editor

Greg Snider, Senior Editor

Greg Snider is an award-winning editor at Blue Chalk Media, based in Portland, Oregon. His work includes the HBO documentary feature film, "How to Die in Oregon," winner of the Sundance Film Festival Documentary Grand Jury Award and the Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing, and the influential eco-biography "The Real Dirt on John Farmer,” winner of the Audience Award at Slamdance, among others. His latest editorial achievement is the documentary feature, "The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and The Course of Country Music." In addition to his feature film work, Greg has edited many films for the National Park Service. 

 
Rob Finch, Creative Director, Cinematographer & Editor

Rob Finch, Creative Director, Cinematographer & Editor

Rob Finch is a Portland, OR-based visual storyteller who has won multiple prestigious awards. Finch was part of a team from The Oregonian, where he worked previously, recognized with the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. He has also won the Online Journalism Award for Best Video Presentation and has been a two-time Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year contest. He was selected to exhibit his work in Perpignan, France at the Visa pour l’Image Festival and was a member of the World Press Masterclass. Photo District News named him one of 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch.

 
Tom Marquis, Graphic Designer and Animator

Tom Marquis, Graphic Designer and Animator

Tom Marquis is an award-winning designer with 15 years of experience designing interactive media for brands such as Time Warner, Xerox, Freddie Mac, Ducati Motors, and National Geographic. He's currently working full-time as the art director at Phobic Studios in Boulder. 

 

 
 
 
Scott Kirkwood, Story Advisor

Scott Kirkwood, Story Advisor

Scott is the former editor-in-chief of National Parks Magazine at the National Parks Conservation Association, where he told stories about the national parks for more than a decade. He currently heads up the creative department at Vermilion, an integrated design and interactive agency in Boulder, Colorado. 

 

 
Tucker Walsh, Visual Advisor

Tucker Walsh, Visual Advisor

Tucker is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, photographer and multimedia producer capturing visceral, intimate stories for universal audiences. He is currently a director for m ss ng p eces, a Brooklyn-based creative production company inspired by the limitless potential of storytelling, technology and the web. 

 

 

Join us!

We're always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to help us push this series forward. Unfortunately our budget doesn't yet cover salaries for additional positions, but we'd be happy to offer college credit for internships and commission for development staff. Check out our openings to see where we need help, and email amy@npexperience.com if you're interested. 

Current Openings:

  • Development Director
  • Social Media and Marketing Director
  • Production Assistant Intern 

NPX Core Values

We believe strongly in a team that collaborates and innovates; communicates clearly, professionally, and respectfully, even when under pressure; empowers each other to contribute and grow; holds each other accountable; and commits to NPX's mission to engage more Americans with the National Park Experience.