We tell stories that improve the Common Good.
Redbird Media Group specializes in video and audio storytelling production. Founded in 2014, we amplify the work of organizations committed to positive social + environmental impact.
We are grateful to live and work in Maine and recognize that we are on the indigenous land of the Wabanaki Confederacy "People of the Dawnland" including the Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamoquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi'kmaq peoples.
impactful | mission-locked | community-oriented
Suzi Pond, Founder
Suzi is an awarding-winning digital journalist and producer who believes in the power of stories to empower and inspire. Suzi founded Redbird Media group in 2014 as a way to weave together her professional experiences in journalism, documentary and nonprof-it fundraising. She teaches audio documentary and storytelling workshops at the Quartz Mountain Institute and Maine Media Workshops. She’s a graduate of Salt Institute for Doc-umentary Studies and her audio storytelling has been heard on NPR. In 2022, Suzi was recognized as “Mainer of the Year” by Maine magazine.
Sarah Kaplan, Editor / Production Manager
Sarah is a born and raised Mainer with a passion for storytelling. She studied film at Clark University and is currently a full-time freelancer. Most of her day is spent cutting footage but she can be seen out in the field every so often behind the camera or operating a drone. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, walking her dogs, or experiencing one of Portland’s amazing restaurants.
Jessica Esch, Content Strategist
Jess is a writer and illustrator who uses art, craft and good humor to spread ideas and build community. She is the architect of Redbird's online engagement. A voracious reader fueled by curiosity, her idea of fun is figuring out how to say a lot with a little. If you can’t catch her online, she’s tucked away somewhere with her typewriters and dog uu (pronounced you-you) in the great state of Maine.
Alice Anderson, Audio Engineer
Alice studies waveforms and frequencies and is our audio magician behind the scenes and brings the West Coast vibes. Alice is a proud Oregonian who fell in love with Maine. Alice spends time at Acadia Recording Company as an audio engineer and at WMPG’s Blunt Youth Radio. When she’s not staring at spectrograms she enjoys sewing, tending to her community garden plot, and beating people at cribbage.
Christian Kayiteshonga, Visual Editor
Christian approaches storytelling with beauty and resonance in mind. After serving as Redbird’s Director of Photography for two years, Christian returned to Rwanda where he continues to edit for the team. A graduate of Full Sail Film Program in Florida, Christian’s studies in documentary filmmaking inspired him to keep following the craft. He’s a lover of the latest gear and an even better cup of coffee.