Lara (Weatherly) Tomov, Director/Camera

My role is to observe in order to share experience, educate, and communicate the stories that advance a positive world. With a focus on the environment, human impact, and social action, I am happy to put myself into one's footprints or paw-prints in order to truthfully convey a story to create change.

From growing up in the mountains of Montana, to living in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles, to experiencing cultures and terrains around the world, I have always been hungry to put myself into new situations with my camera; whether it is rappelling down a cliff, diving with sharks, or maneuvering through a crowded spice market.


Tomov has worked for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and Environment America, and various networks including Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel.

In 2020, Tomov founded the media hub, Stories for Action, which uses the power of storytelling to advance a thriving planet for all. Find a story to inspire you, share your story to inspire others, or allow us to help you share your story. For media creators, you can join the Storyteller's Action Network.

  • Emerson College, BFA Film

  • University of California Los Angeles, Graduate Certificate in Sustainability

  • Licensed Drone Pilot

  • PADI SCUBA Rescue Diver Certification, Underwater Camera Operator

  • Secondary languages: Intermediate Spanish, Beginner French