Jesi Kinnevan has been telling stories through video since she was twelve years old. With a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and interests in cinema, electronics, cameras, and the performing arts, she has acquired a diverse set of skills that serve her passion for telling stories through digital media.
Jesi spent the first ten years of her career working as a software developer for industrial test, measurement, and automation applications. Through high school, college, and those first ten years of her career, she studied acting, sketch writing, directing, singing, and improv, including a two year stint at The Groundlings School. In 2005, she formed Minscoth Productions and began filming and editing short films, sketches, commercials, red carpet events, and corporate videos.
Jesi comes from a family of teachers, and over the years has taught professional software courses, volunteered as a youth track coach, tutored college students, led harassment training at fraternities and sororities, and spoken to junior high drama students about how to pursue a career in the performing arts. She has always valued the power of education and enjoys empowering educators to reach a wider audience with her skill set in filmmaking.
Some of the educational organizations she has worked with include Broadway Unlocked, Crescendo Young Musicians Guild, Webb City Junior High in Webb City, Missouri, and the Boys and Girls Club of Story County Iowa.