Lindsey Hagen uses her role as director, executive producer and creative director to share stories that unite people. She believes strongly in the power of human connection and works to share narratives that are real, emotive and vulnerable. Thanks to her sales and marketing, journalism and brand strategy background, Hagen has made a career from coming up with and pitching meaningful stories to her brand and network partners. She was a 2017 Commitment Grant finalist and a 2019 Commitment Grant recipient. Her film, Ode to Desolation (Mountainfilm 2020), connects the story of a naturalist, illustrator and fire lookout as he contemplates the dying days of North America’s fire lookouts with the future of technology and human interpretation.