Modern Trailhead is a digital production company led by Caleb Smith. Since 2017, Caleb has been creating high-quality videos and innovative digital content.

A little about Caleb

A Seattle native, world traveler, coffee & beer connoisseur, puffy-jacket aficionado, and purveyor of dad jokes. Caleb's forte is turning ideas into actions, and actions into practical outcomes.

With a background in international development and climate policy, Caleb brings a range of experiences into all aspects of his work - supported by equal parts creativity, curiosity, perseverance, and strategy.

Video Creator | Digital Design Consultant, Modern Trailhead
September 2017 ─ Present

Specializing in video editing, short-form video filming, and motion graphics. Video production experience includes: DP, Second Shooter, Production Assistant, Video Editor, & Assistant Editor.

Extensive experience designing and building websites in Webflow, as well as other website builders. Other design experience includes: Digital/Banner Ads, Print Graphics, Logo Design, PowerPoint presentations, and more.

Digital Communications Manager, Clean Energy Transition Institute
January 2017 ─ Present

Manages the Institute's website and other online communications by leveraging online tools to extend the reach of Institute's informational resources. Designed and built the Institute's website using Webflow. Manages and oversees email list communications, including newsletters.

Washington Policy Associate, Climate Solutions
June 2015 ─ October 2016

Analyst for legislative and regulatory policy development covering state and federal climate policy, clean energy, electricity markets, utility regulation and transportation fuels. Contributed to writing rules for Washington State's first-of-its-kind emissions reduction regulation, the Clean Air Rule.


I have worked with Caleb since 2015, and can attest to what a valuable team member he is. Caleb has been the Digital Communications Manager for the Clean Energy Transition Institute since its inception in 2017 and is absolutely invaluable.

If you need a reliable, smart, technically adept, and incredibly gracious colleague to help achieve your corporate or nonprofit business goals and mission with efficiency and skill, then Caleb should be at the top of your list.

Eileen v. quigley
Executive director, clean energy transition institute

I've had the pleasure of working with Caleb for the past year. I can unequivocally say that he exceeds my expectations in any challenge thrown to him.

He is passionate about his work, dedicated to learning more, and I trust him to help me deliver the best product for the client.

Paul Lebel
Micro Grain Films

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