works with intermediaries, organizations and institutions to capture compelling stories to move missions, data and people toward a common goal; storytelling for the common good. Kohler Productions is built upon the experience of Joanna Kohler and expands to for larger productions, and needs for evaluation, facilitation and communications. This allows our work to adapt to client’s needs across the spectrum from production to strategy and discovery.
began her career with a job as the first youth staff at The Bridge for Runaway Youth, her first board experience was with the National Network for Runaway and Homeless Youth Advisory Board in Washington D.C, and her first internship was capturing digital archives of the artwork at Yad Vashem, Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Her award winning documentary film work spans across topics of marginalization and equity and universal human experiences of hope, adversity and transformation. She completed a year-long training with the Institute for Cultural Affairs – participatory facilitation, New Mexico’s Media Literacy Institute and was a Fellow with the Creative Community and Leadership Institute supported by both the Bush Foundation and Intermedia Arts. Joanna’s education includes a B.A. in Social Documentary from the University of Minnesota and some graduate courses in Public Affairs from the Humphrey Institute. Outside of her work with Kohler Productions, Joanna performed as the Coordinator for the Twin Cities Youth Media Network, been a media educator for both youth and adults and served as the Board Chair for St. Paul Neighborhood Network. In addition, Joanna works as a host and producer with the Emmy Nominated TV series cineMN. These experiences and others inform Joanna’s values and the foundation of Kohler Production’s work.