Founder & Executive Director
Jeff McCarter is the Founder & Executive Director of Free Spirit Media, which he created in 2001 in order to share his experience as a media professional (Emmy Award-winning producer, cameraman, director, and editor) with young people from under-resourced communities.
My relationship with Jeff and FSM started in 2009 when I was asked to be the contact between my studio, and Jeff to host the FOCUS event for that year.
I have served as a board member of Free Spirit Media since 2008 which is longer than I have served on any board or even volunteered for any one organization!
Growing up in downstate Illinois, I was a good student in high school but hadn’t figured out a solid career path that would direct me toward a particular college.