New Vistas Media Communications is a creative communications boutique crafting storified content to inspire, engage, & purposefully ignite change.

Your compelling story should be authentic and as unique as you, your community, or your organization and crafted to be distributed in as many ways as you need. Everyone’s time is increasingly valuable, how we connect and our priorities are changing. And marketing is changing, too. It’s not about the stuff you sell. It’s about the stories you tell.  It’s about creativity and sharing the right story about your brand, mission, purpose or services in a way the real world and your focus audience will be inspired, and choose to purposefully engage with you.

Authentic storytelling takes great listening skills and ethics. New Vistas Media Communications crafts creative storified content using real people, audio and music, photography and video. Today, creative content and digital media is used for a wide range of reasons from marketing & branding, to engaging your focus audience, or informing the broader community about relevant issues.

New Vistas Media changes things up and stays current with what’s trending in digital media. We’re excited to be adding podcasting stories to our digital services! Contact us to learn more.



The shortest distance between two people is a story. Storytelling is a powerful tool used to evoke strong emotions and responses. Through stories we discover common grounds, and then together we can explore real solutions to issues, & ignite purposeful change. Through story attitudes and behaviors change. Inspiration and hope is ignited. Stories allow us to bridge divides by collaborating across cultures, geographic boundaries, generations, agencies, and organizations.



One single photo can capture a moment in time, and create a lasting impact. The photo above was taken by Stone Jordan in 2012. We were eating, walking, and discovering our way through a summer NYC adventure. For me, this photo takes me right back to that moment, my senses come alive, and then a flood of memories from the trip unfold. We had a blast! A series of sequential photos taken just moments, or years apart tells a unique & memorable story.  It’s more than just the technical aspects of photography that allow the magic of story to visually be created. It takes vision, creativity, and literally seeing something from a different view, or through a completely new lens.


It’s no secret videos and films are the most viewed and powerful content on social media today. We’re moving faster than we ever have before. We want information delivered quickly, and it needs to grab our attention. Otherwise, viewers just keep scrolling. Creating a motion-short for your business, organization, community or even a really important event like a wedding, is a purposeful and fun way to visually share a meaningful story. They’re innovative  and perfect for marketing, fundraising events, or inspiring community engagement.


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Here’s a visual story that spontaneously evolved while I was recently taking a new camera out for a spin. It’s a story of a white boxer that found his way into my life, and heart. Thanks for watching. Every Dog has a Purpose: A Story of a White Boxer from Nell Jordan on Vimeo. Check… Read More

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It’s been five days since the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place in Parkland, Florida. Eight of the victims were girls and young women; nine were boys and men. They ranged from 14 years old to 49. I spent Sunday with my own 23 year old son cooking brunch, catching up, drinking coffee… Read More

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I recently spent six and a half years obtaining two degrees and a number of certificates. I was also a teaching assistant for an advanced ornithology field and lab course. Before that, I was an educator and education advisor to elementary & middle school students, parents, and school faculties. I’ve been a presenter, & attended… Read More

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Something tells me there’s a wealth of innovative, creative, design thinking, leaders out there. That’s you, right? If so, you might be interested in checking out a really cool creativity conference coming to Arizona March 1st-4th. It’s a four-day micro-university for personal, professional, and organizational creativity — a feast of concurrent sessions presented by the best… Read More

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I was thrilled when my friend Michelle Auerbach, author, speaker, and storytelling consultant, recently asked me to take some headshots for her upcoming book. It was a busy time for both of us. It was the December holidays, I was traveling and working on several projects, and more importantly I was in town to celebrate Michelle… Read More

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Working With New Vistas Media Communications

Trail-cam image provided by BAPP

“Nell produced a video that was able to tell an incredibly compelling story about my master’s project. She was extremely flexible and receptive to ideas, and was most concerned with telling the story that I wanted to see told. The end result was a product that was second to none in terms of production value and quality, and perfectly matched what I had envisioned.”Joe Acampora, Bay Area Puma Project
San Francisco, California


“Nell was a blast to work with! I felt extremely taken care of throughout the entire process. Nell is a great communicator both in-person and via e-mail. I felt like I could talk to her about anything and wasn’t afraid to share my ideas and vision for the video. It was -10 degrees when she filmed my interview, which was amazing and FREEZING. Nell is a trooper! I was thrilled with the additional footage of the Gunnison Valley that Nell included to make the video engaging and relevant. The final product is perfect. I was hoping it would be inspiring and a good representation of Mountain Manners, and it is! Don’t just take my word for it, my fiance was tearing up before the credits even started rolling. Choosing to work with Nell this semester has been one of my best graduate school decisions!” 

Gillian Rossi, Mountain Manners
Crested Butte, Colorado
Trail cam image provided by Julia Nave

“Nell did a beautiful job of sharing the broad purpose and goals of my research project through storytelling, while accurately representing the small details and nuances of my work.  She took the time to understand my project and her knowledge made communications with her clear and easy.  The resulting film is a product of her hard-work, passion, and her ability to work collaboratively with her subjects.  It will be a useful tool for me to communicate my project visually and concisely as I develop my career.”

Julia Nave, Conservation researcher
Bozeman, Montana


“Nell was great to work with! She is completely professional yet made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. She was able to transform my story from a conversation to a polished product that I am proud to showcase. Nell was also willing to film in -30 degree temperatures, which isn’t fun for anyone, let alone someone working a camera, having to take on and off her gloves. I highly recommend Nell and New Vistas Media Communications.”

MJ Pickett, farmer & educator
Calder Farms & Mountain Roots
Gunnison, Colorado

Photo credit Brandon McNamara

“After spending so much time and giving so much energy to my project work in India, it was wonderful to get to see this experience put into a video. Because of the distance, Nell and I were not able to interview in person, but she was still able to create a great product. The use of pictures and videos of my experience in India came together beautifully with the story of my project work. Thank you Nell for all your time and energy in putting this together!”

Brandon McNamara,
Nature, Culture & Resiliency Living
Pithoragarh & Majkhali, India

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