ABOUT US

BEFORE HUMANS WENT DIGITAL, THERE WAS THE CARAVAN.

People came together to travel to new places, taking their ideas, stories and technologies with them. It was how knowledge was shared across groups of people. It was how progress was made.

At CaravanLab we spread knowledge.

For us that means packaging important information from scientific and technical entities in ways that can engage people from other walks of life. People that may not speak the same technical language but can benefit from the ideas.

It takes a deep understanding of science, media production, technology design and marketing. Our team brings it all to the table. Together we craft digital stories that help our world run a little smarter.

BEFORE HUMANS WENT DIGITAL, THERE WAS THE CARAVAN.

People came together to travel to new places, taking their ideas, stories and technologies with them. It was how knowledge was shared across groups of people. It was how progress was made.

At CaravanLab we spread knowledge.

For us that means packaging important information from scientific and technical entities in ways that can engage people from other walks of life. People that may not speak the same technical language but can benefit from the ideas.

It takes a deep understanding of science, media production, technology design and marketing. Our team brings it all to the table. Together we craft digital stories that help our world run a little smarter.


OUR TEAM

Our team is a deep well of expertise in science communication, media production, web development, and marketing. We draw from it to create custom groups for each project that can chart the right path forward and successfully execute on a vision.

LEADERSHIP

Marita Davison, M.Sc.

Marita Davison, M.Sc.

Co-Founder & Executive Producer

Scientist turned media architect, Marita is a key part of the creative engine behind CaravanLab. With a depth of experience in science-related media production she’s built a record for funding, designing, and executing innovative media campaigns. Vulnerable to wanderlust, Marita has criss-crossed the world to produce award-winning videos on topics ranging from sustainable cattle ranching in the Chihuahuan desert to coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef. Marita also works in front of the camera as an on-air correspondent for TechKnow, a science and tech television program broadcasted internationally by Al Jazeera Networks.

Jennifer Moslemi, Ph.D.

Jennifer Moslemi, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Chief of Strategy

Jennifer combines her dual loves of science and storytelling to distill complex topics into visual stories that can reach people. Trained as a scientist, Jen holds a PhD from Cornell University. Although she’s since made the jump from the laboratory to the director’s chair, her scientific background helps give her an acute understanding of scientific topics and a data-driven approach to reaching target audiences. Fascinated by the evolution of digital storytelling, Jen has designed and produced a variety of media including video, mobile apps, and interactive documentaries for the web.

ASSOCIATES

Carrie Altman, M.Sc.

Carrie Altman, M.Sc.

In addition to being a guru of organization and efficient project management, Carrie has a passion for STEM education. After getting her Masters in Marine Studies in Australia she supervised teen educational programs for the Seattle Aquarium. Since then she has worked as an Aquatic Biologist for The Nature Conservancy and as Operations Manager for CaravanLab. Carrie is also a nature photographer whose work can be found in textiles produced by Fiddlehead Creations, which she co-owns.

Jeffrey McHale

Jeffrey McHale

Jeff is a television editor and filmmaker who currently resides in Los Angeles. Over 15 years experience directing and editing feature films, documentaries, commercials and music videos. He has produced work for large multi-national corporations, national cable channels, post-production houses, and non-profit organizations. His work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Dlisted, Gawker, The Hollywood Reporter, IFC, Joe My God, New York Magazine, Slant Magazine, The Stranger, Style Me Pretty. Currently, he is the lead editor on Al Jazeera’s docu-science program, TechKnow.

Barry Penland

Barry Penland

A veritable human Swiss-Army knife of communication technology, Barry has spent the last 18 years sharpening his skills in network broadcast, corporate communications, and independent multimedia production. His studies in Multimedia Production, Fine Art, and Photography at the Evergreen State Collage and Vancouver Film School, helped Barry master an array of tools to tell important stories through film and rich media. Barry has worked with a wide range of companies and clients including Nextel Communications, Nordstrom, Current TV, Samsung Mobile USA, Toshiba Medical, and Flula Borg International. He has now returned home to the Pacific Northwest to expand his professional network and enjoy all of Washington’s wild and green places with his Jack Russell Terrier, Riley Shabba.


GET IN TOUCH

We work with many types of organizations to spread knowledge. Whether you need help designing a communication strategy or developing digital tools to extend your message, we’d like to help you make our world run a little smarter.