Meet The Team

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Chris Tribble

President & Executive Director

Susan Tribble

Board Vice President

Dana Marlatt

Administrator, Board Secretary

Tara Martellaro

Staff, Instructor

Mission

True Media Foundation is committed to producing media with positive social impact. We believe that by using new media to tell thoughtful and thought-provoking stories, we can contribute to the creation of a more informed and compassionate world. We achieve this by teaching young people how to make media for social good, producing professional quality media for fellow nonprofit organizations and forming constructive collaborations.

History

True Media Foundation was launched in January, 2005 byChristopher Tribble, a longtime Colorado media industry professional. Since its inception, the foundation has been dedicated to empowering young people by introducing them to media as a way to voice their opinions and positively affect the future. Through the years, our youth programs have given middle through college aged students in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley unique authentic learning opportunities to gain professional new media production and business skills. We are proud of our many former students who are now in college building on their media skills and/or working as professionals in the field. Equally gratifying is watching our current students as they learn the skills that will forever serve them well, no matter what career paths they pursue.

Another key aspect of our work has been to help other nonprofits deliver their own messages via professional quality media. Working alongside our expert staff and volunteers, our students exercise their learned skills by participating in all aspects of production. Our nonprofit clients have included many organizations in our Colorado community that boasts one of the highest numbers of nonprofits per capita in the United States. We have also collaborated with a number of organizations that share our commitment to educating the community using new media as a conduit.

Future

As True Media Foundation looks forward to our next decade, our vision for the future is to continue to build on our commitment to three key areas: teaching and empowering young people to produce media for social good, using our talents and resources to help other nonprofits with their media needs and partnering with like-minded organizations to use media for education and change. We realize that our goals are lofty, but in a world where media informs everything we do and think, we have seen first-hand, time and time again that our mission is important. We invite you to join True Media Foundation and lend your voice, talents and support to our team.