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The People Behind The Show

Totem is created and hosted by us,  Jamie Yuenger and Piet Hurkmans.
We’re an international couple living in Holland. Jamie, an American woman, founded the legacy film company StoryKeep Inc. which produces documentaries about family histories. Piet, a Dutchman, worked for decades as an award-winning filmmaker, executive TV producer and leadership coach.

The Totem Team also includes Diantha Parker, a journalist and media consultant who worked at The New York Times and NPR, where she produced and edited All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday, and Talk of the Nation, and was one of the creators of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. Caroline Hadilaksono is Totem’s audio producer, a passionate audiophile, designer and illustrator who left Indonesia at age 12 and moved to L.A. to live on her own.

The Team


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Jamie Yuenger

CREATOR & HOST

Jamie Yuenger is a podcaster, professional interviewer and legacy filmmaker. She started her career as a professional folklorist, employing still photography, video and the written word to highlight and elevate expressions of local tradition–bearers and cultural artists

Jamie was eventually drawn to broadcast journalism, working first as a radio producer for New York City’s NPR affiliate, WNYC, and later co-hosting a daily TV show out of Brooklyn.

In 2010 Jamie founded the legacy film company StoryKeep which produces documentaries about family histories. She has overseen the completion of 80+ legacy film projects, including feature-length films, audio documentaries, and museum-quality books..

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Piet Hurkmans

CREATOR & HOST

Piet Hurkmans is a Dutch based podcaster and executive coach. Originally he worked as a documentary filmmaker. In particular, he made human interest pieces about people’s “inner worlds”, films that investigated human drives and sub-worlds.  He was awarded with several film awards, e.g. The Prix Europa in Berlin for the best documentary and his films were shown on national Dutch TV and several European PBS’s and international Film Festivals.

In 2009, Piet founded the leadership development company The Needs. For more than a decade he mentored C-suite leaders, gave masterclasses on storytelling, writing and filming. Piet’s work as a leadership trainer and coach centers on the power of stories and their unique role in public speaking.

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Diantha Parker

STORY EDITOR

Diantha Parker is a journalist and media consultant with deep experience in audio as an editor, reporter, producer, and host. She worked at The New York Times and NPR, where she produced and edited All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday, and Talk of the Nation, and was one of the creators of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. 

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Caroline Hadilaksono

AUDIO PRODUCER

Caroline is a designer, illustrator and audio producer who loves stories. She loves making things that resonate with people. When she’s not illustrating in her studio while listening to podcasts, she goes outside to interview people and produce audio stories.

Caroline was Born in Indonesia and moved to Los Angeles to live on her own when she was 12. After art school, she worked her way through New York City’s freelance jungle. In 2018 she came to Maine to study audio documentary and never left.

Before freelancing as a designer & illustrator, she co-founded A Good Company. They make all sorts of stuff for the web, but you probably know them best from The League of Moveable Type.

As a designer & illustrator, she spends her time making everything from children’s books to murals, to educational science apps.