Sam Gaty, Executive Director

Sam Gaty was born in Ashland, Oregon and grew up outside of Salem. He’s worked in film and commercial production in Portland since 2008. In 2010 he was a co-founder of Field Test Independent Film Corps, a production company focused on cinematic documentaries about modern science. Sam has also been an instructor with NW Documentary since 2001 when he started teaching in the Documentary Explorers Camps and joined the board in 2016. He stepped up as Executive Director in 2017. He has a life long passion for storytelling and the geography of the Pacific North West.

Board of Directors
Tom Parker
Carson Mischel
Kerri Lynne Thorp
Ian McCluskey
Andy Adkins
Ryan White
Kia Geraths
Seth Bloombaum
Tom Parker
Kerri Lynne Thorp

NW Documentary programs and productions are made possible by our members and donors, as well as generous support from the following foundations:

Community Partners

Our organizational and business partners strengthen our impact in the community by working together. These are some of the businesses that make NW Documentary work possible – supporting technological accessibility for all ages and the telling of untold stories through documentary film.

Resource Council
Ian McCluskey, Oregon Field Guide
Chelsea Smith, Digital One
Jon Combs, Pro Photo Supply
Michael Kilgore, First Republic Bank
David Hamilton, Myhre Group Architects
Kathleen Lewis
Jessica Martin, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Jonathan Fine, Kaiser Permanente
Ben Moorad
Tom Ranieri, Cinema 21
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