Meet The Team


Executive Director, Shannon Cay

Shannon Cay is Executive Director of Carbon Trace Productions. As the leader of this small not-for-profit film group, Cay provides strategic vision, planning resources, and accountability for staff, interns, board members, and volunteers. Previously, she worked as the News Director at Earl’s Family Broadcasting in Branson, Missouri, creating content for television, radio, and the web. She has extensive experience in multimedia story-telling. Her mission at Carbon Trace is to create compelling stories that make folks want to do good in the world. Cay is one of the original student members of Carbon Trace dating back to 2014 before she graduated. She has worked on every documentary project since as a student, professional volunteer, and now professional staff. 

Board of Directors:

President, Jym Wilson

Vice President, Leslie E. Seawright, Ph.D.

Secretary, Linda Roller

Treasurer, Debbie Rollinson

Member, Andrew R. Cline, Ph.D.

Member, Chelsea Eichholz

From left to right: Dr. Andrew R. Cline, Jym Wilson, Dr. Linda Roller, Dr. Leslie Seawright, Debbie Rollinson


Note: The Board of Directors is currently seeking community members interested in helping us fulfill our educational and humanitarian mission.


Creative Board:

Chairman, Shane Franklin

Member, Shannon Cay

Member, Taye Taye

Member, Jym Wilson

Member, Ethan Turner

Advisory Board:

Mike Stevens

Joy Millana

Bill Griffiths

Note: The Advisory Board includes members of the community who have agreed to act as resources for Carbon Trace Productions regarding their individual expertise. Membership on this board does not imply agreement with Carbon Trace policies, editorial judgement, or any messages intended (or not) by our film productions.

Carbon Trace Productions Professional Staff & Professional Volunteers:

Andy Cline: Executive Producer | Chelsea Eichholz: Producer | Shannon Cay: Executive Director of Carbon Trace Productions | Shane Franklin: Creative Director and Senior Producer | Tyler Beck: Associate Producer  | Taye Taye: Chief Cinematographer and Motion Graphics Artist | Jym Wilson: Producer and Cinematographer | Ethan Turner, Cinematographer | Cameron Durington, Field Production Specialist | Matt Foster, Audio Engineer