Colleen's small-town upbringing has given her the ability to see anyone eye-to-eye and know him or her as her neighbor. Tales that document the challenges and triumphs of the human spirit are the stories she looks to inspire her audiences with. Her propensity to document these stories as well as the need to satisfy her quest for outdoor adventure landed her at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In addition to her film pursuits, she helps produce stories for a LIVE Alaskan storytelling project called Dark Winter Nights.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her daughter receiving the gift of life, Colleen makes her first feature-length documentary in a series of stories documenting organ donation and transplantation from different perspectives.