The Mama Sherpas Crew

The Mama Sherpas began filming in summer, 2012 and have just wrapped principle photography. We are in the initial stages of editing now. Below are the key crew members involved in the film\'s production.

BRIGID MAHER is a filmmaker and tenured, associate professor of Film and Media Arts Division in the School of Communication at American University.

Brigid Maher

Producer and Director

Alex Perrault is an Emmy-nominated editor who has worked in film, TV, and web for more than 15 years. His clients include National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, A&E, TLC, Animal Planet, Bungie, Microsoft, and the Gates Foundation.

Alex Perrault

Co-Producer/Post-Production Supervisor

KARI BARBER is a journalist-turned-filmmaker, who travels the globe in search of stories that inspire and unite us.

Kari Barber


KELSEY MARSH is a third year graduate student at American University and is pursuing her MFA in Film & Electronic Media.

Kelsey Janelle Marsh

Associate Producer

SAMER CHEHAB was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, he’s a self-taught graphic artist and has worked on experimental and commercial projects with several clients throughout the Middle East.

Samer Chehab

Graphics and Branding

NIKKI JONES is an editor who has a long interest in documentary work. Recently, she was involved with “Sweetheart Deal,” a documentary about the struggle of working women living on the street.

Nikki Jones


PAUL A. OEHLERS is currently Assistant Professor and director of the Audio Technology program at American University in Washington, DC. He is most recognized for his “extraordinarily evocative” film scores.

Paul Oehlers

Music Composer

JENNIFER GOLDSMITH is a DONA-trained postpartum doula, infant care provider, and aspiring documentary filmmaker.

Jennifer Goldsmith

Outreach and Partnerships Director

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