Chelsea is a Colorado native and practices her passion for visual storytelling by communicating the Rebels Project mission through film, videography, photography, writing, web design, and graphic design.
After surviving the Aurora Theater shooting July 20th 2012, she took a 4-year-long break from pursuing a degree in Communications due to severe PTSD symptoms. She was able to take a 9-month leave from work and ended up connecting with The Rebels Project within that time. Feeling intertwined with a community of people who understood life after a mass tragedy was vital to her healing, especially so soon after her event. She also sought frequent one-on-one therapy, group therapy, EMDR, Yoga, and Tai-Chi, all of which has greatly assisted in her healing and recovery - and still does to this day.
Fast-forward to several years since the Aurora shooting, Chelsea's passion for visual storytelling started to become re-ignited after attending a documentary film festival in the Summer of 2016. She was so inspired by the films that she decided to go back to school the following Spring. She soon became an official Rebels Project leadership team member by capturing video and photo content at major Rebels Project events; sharing the powerfully positive impact that occurs among survivors.
Chelsea completed her Bachelor's degree in Journalism & Media Communication as a non-traditional student in May of 2018. She works for TRP as a content developer and is pursuing a career in storytelling; focusing on stories that emphasize themes of hope, empowerment, resilience, empathy, and human connection.