About Us

Believe in the power of true stories.

Narrative journalism and social distribution
for mission-driven organizations

At StoryBridge, we believe in the power of true stories to engage brains, touch hearts, and move people to action. Using our decades of journalistic experience, we help organizations like yours share compelling missions, engaging characters, and unexpected plot twists with the world.

Then we distribute your stories via custom social sharing networks, strengthening relationships with existing allies and introducing you to eager new audiences.

We’re in Madison, Wisconsin, creating projects for amazing organizations that are seen around the world.  And we can’t wait to tell your story.  Ready to get started?  Give us a shout online — or call (608) 692-2761.

KatyMag_130x150_0 KATY SAI wants to hear your story. As an immigrant from Thailand, she learned to speak English by asking questions, and she never stops asking… just ask her kids. Katy spent 19 years behind the news anchor desk at CBS affiliates in the Midwest, but her passion was always community service reporting. She cycled hundreds of miles covering the AIDS ride, created a Community Baby Shower that’s become a model for other cities and orchestrated a civic journalism project to document and construct a City of Madison Time Capsule. Katy loves to read, garden, play the piano and ride her bike, but rarely at the same time.
paul_bio PAUL ESCALANTE has been around the world and back again, with diplomas from Mexico, Argentina, and the University of Minnesota. The Madison native is a jack of all trades, serving StoryBridge as a videographer, editor, producer, graphic designer, and when necessary, foreign language translator. While in Mexico, Paul also trained as a boxer, which comes in handy when dealing with difficult grips and audio techs.
COLIN CROWLEY came to StoryBridge from Wisconsin via Kenya, where he spent ten years as regional multimedia producer for Save the Children UK. He’s used his photography and video skills to tell stories all over the world, from the deserts of Somalia to the forested hills of the Congo. Colin is fluent in French and Swahili, and while in Africa, he played electric banjo in Ndio Sasa, possibly the world’s first psychedelic afro-punk band.
matt_new MATT SOLOMON startles easily. He has more than twenty professional scribbling years under his belt, as well as several crime-fighting weapons of his own design. He is the co-author of Deck Z and The Giant Smugglers. Matt is also a contributing writer for The Onion and other funny-ish projects.
JAKE SOLOMON just wants a hug. He floats around StoryBridge as a producer, furniture assembler, and office snack buyer. He loves to travel the world, eat good food, and get lost in a conversation.
JayCamHill_130x150_0 Co-founder JAY OLSEN is an award-winning videojournalist with 30 years in the biz, honored for his coverage of all kinds of stories — from the National Guard recovery efforts in New Orleans to a visually caffeinated series on homegrown coffee shops. Jay is an avid fan of the Beatles, Seinfeld, and the Simpsons. When he’s not collecting memorabilia, you’ll find him playing Monopoly or RockSteady Boxing.

StoryBridge is a certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE) and Minority-Owned Business (MBE).

Our favorite awards include:

  • Telly Award
  • Best Documentary, Associated Press
  • Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Milwaukee Press Club
  • Best Photojournalism, Eric Sevareid Award, NBNA
  • Best Mini-documentary series, WBA
  • Best Broadcast Writing, Eric Sevareid Award, NBNA
  • Best Use of Video, WBA
  • Best Community Affairs Activity, WBA