Since learning how to use a camera herself Alyson Spery has been teaching others: Swahili speakers, Spanish speakers, English speakers, children to adults. She holds an MFA from the School of Visual and Media Arts at the University of Montana. In 2019, she founded DIY Docs to teach filmmaking and began offering filmmaking courses to people living in Jackson Hole who had ties to Tlaxcala, Mexico for The Sister Cities Docuseries. In 2020, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to continue the project in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico. She now resides in Jackson, Wyoming working in film and dreaming in Spanish.