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 when he opened his first freelance production company with his younger brother Henry. Since then he has shifted his focus from production to education, working as a paraeducator in the Bellingham School District (among many other projects!).