Family owned and operated America's first summer stock theater-in-the-round, the Orleans Arena Theater, in the town of Orleans, Massachusetts during her childhood.
Performed in television, films and even on Broadway prior to her documentary filmmaking career.
Was inspired to make her first documentary, The Urban Gorilla, after growing concerned about the lives of gorillas in captivity upon meeting a gorilla named Ivan living in a shopping mall in Tacoma, Washington.
Founded documentary film production company ArgoFilms in 1990.
Her first film, The Urban Gorilla, which she wrote, produced and directed was broadcast by National Geographic in 1992 and earned her a number of awards including the prestigious duPont-Columbia award for journalism.
Is dedicated to supporting wildlife and conservation causes, and produces films on conservation and captive animal welfare.