Snowden Bishop has amassed three decades of experience in media during her career, which began in the hectic arena of broadcast news as a reporter and anchor for mid-market NBC affiliates. In search of a more creative outlet, she relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in theater, film and television. Since then, she has worked for media giants HBO, Warner Bros. and CastleRock Entertainment in television and film production and development. An offer she could not refuse lead to an executive post at EMI/Capitol in New York, where she managed artist relations for the label’s most accomplished artists including Robert Palmer, Todd Rundgren, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Alice Cooper, Ray Davies and more. After the NYC office of EMI/Capitol closed its doors, she launched Bishop Arts & Media (aka BAM Productions). As principal of BAM, she managed emerging musical artists, writers and film directors. She also became award-winning producer of theatrical and documentary films as well as large-scale live theatrical events and tours such as the musical adaptation of Warner Bros. Casablanca and the runaway sleeper hit musical, White Trash Wins Lotto. During that era, she became known for her writing, photography and ability to create innovative marketing campaigns for her productions. These successes garnered a following of diverse clients and inspired her pursuit of socially responsible marketing and media campaigns.
In 2009, she reinvented her company as BEAM, llc. to pursue awareness-building “Media for a Sustainable World.” Since then, she has served as editor-in-chief and co-publisher of AZGreen Magazine, Sustainability in Education and Friends of Africa Magazine and began developing several new niche publications for clients that focus on climate change and sustainability awareness. In 2011, she formed a partnership with Star Simmons, an accomplished business development consultant who specializes in guiding CSR programs. Together they formed BEAM Global Media to provide creative and business consultancy services to clients seeking to transform their businesses.
Highlights of their collaboration include developing brands, marketing platforms and messaging for higher education, renewable energy and healthcare clients, finding unique ways to promote their brands including publications and productions. In 2014 she wrote and produced the streaming presentation of Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, a project that originated as a way to promote a higher education initiative. Later that year, she entered the field of healthcare as a brand developer for Domaine Global, a telehealth and wellness company. This experience lead to BEAM’s launch of its flagship brand, Healthtera, a telemedicine brokerage that endeavors to make affordable healthcare accessible to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Throughout her career, Snowden’s articles and photographs have been published worldwide, and she is frequently invited to speak at events and share insights on talk radio. In 2011, she became a juried member of the prestigious Society of Environmental Journalists. She has devoted countless pro bono hours to a multitude of grass-roots wildlife and environmental advocacy nonprofits since the mid 1980s. She volunteered as an exotic species cat advocate for Wildlife Way Station for four years, and served as a documentarian, photographer, researcher, lobbyist and media liaison for The Paw Project for 10 years. Filmed footage she produced during that decade lead to the passage of unprecedented laws preventing mutilation of wild and domestic animals throughout the State of California, and the 2013 release of the movie titled The Paw Project. In 2014, Snowden was nominated to serve in the esteemed Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps after training with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore in South Africa. As Vice Chairman of Friends of Africa International, a 501c3 nonprofit, she is currently developing a medical network of clinics to provide medical access to more than a million indigenous people throughout eastern African nations.
Currently residing in Phoenix, AZ, Snowden remains passionate about humanitarian, wildlife and environmental concerns and dedicates her work life to creating a better world, one project at a time.