LaShondra Scott – Founder/President
President of Neo Soul Productions
LaShondra Scott is a visionary leader on a mission to change the conditions, mindsets and attitudes of community residents through transformative and mission-driven films, television shows and new media. At an early age, Lashondra saw her life through the lens of a camera. She was 16 when she decided that television/video production would be her vocation. With that in mind, she attended Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and earned an Associate’s Degree in Television/Video Production. She then earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University in Glendale, WI
“Always live life with a purpose” is Lashondra’s motto. She strives to make at least one person smile everyday because, as she says, “You never know what that person is going through, and making them smile could change their mood and make life just a little better.”
LaShondra’s keen interest in her community and an intense desire to change the conditions so many of her fellow citizens experience, help her focus her eye on films that make a difference. With God’s guidance, she seeks to completely transform the mindsets and attitudes of individuals as wells as provide a sense of direction and purpose for all who share her vision.
As a woman, Lashondra recognizes the unique position she holds in a male-dominated industry and understands that she must work harder to be successful. She knows that she is capable of producing effective products that evoke more feelings, draw more attention and is more mission-driven.
LaShondra, a production executive for over 15 years, has produced and directed television programing, documentaries, video and radio content that has been broadcasted on a variety of outlets including, MPTV, radio 1290 WMCS and cable outlets. Scott, President and CEO of Neo Soul Productions also creates inspiring videos for business, organizations and non-profits. She is on the executive and diversity committee of the Milwaukee Film Makers Alliance and is part of the Human Trafficking Taskforce of Milwaukee and Sojourner’s Family Peace Center’s human trafficking task force.
Donna Triplett, CFRE – Board Chair
Vice President of Development and Communications at Jewish Family Services
Donna is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) with more than seventeen years of experience planning and executing successful fund raising campaigns along with nearly thirty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Supervisory and administrative experience in managing small to medium size development departments. A goal driven personality, detail oriented with excellent organizational, management and problem solving skills. Committed to donor cultivation and retention through in person contacts and personalized stewardship. Personal passion for all aspects of work supporting the mission, financial stability and longevity of a nonprofit organization.
Susan Templin – Treasure/Secretary
Freelance Documentary/Commercial Producer
Susan has over 20 years of experience in documentary and commercial work. Her work includes producing numerous travel documentaries for Discovery Networks including overseas assignments in Scotland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway and field production for Rafting The Grand Canyon. Susan participated in field production and has managed an extended staff of researchers, writers, photographers and sound technicians. Susan’s role as a producer of public television specials includes Worth Fighting For – People Protecting the Great Lakes and Wisconsin: An American Portrait.