Meet our instructors:


Lauren G. McClanahan, Ph.D.

With a background in critical literacy education, Lauren has taught at the middle school and university levels, and is currently a Professor of Secondary Education at Western Washington University.  When not working with her WWU students, she enjoys making photos and films about everyday life, and the extraordinary found therein.  Visit her video and photography websites at:



Luke Holtgeerts

Producing his first film at age 11, Lucas won filmmaking awards on the local, state, regional, national and international level by the time he was a Junior in High School, and opened his first freelance production company with his younger brother Henry. Currently, Luke is working at Veritas Media Production here in Bellingham, where he continues to create visual works of art.