Naomi Silver, a native of St. Louis, is the creator of CultureSurfer.com. Her years of experience as a political consultant brought her together with various ethnic communities in the St. Louis area. Her appreciation and love of the diversity of cultures in her hometown, in addition to her experiences through extensive travel, encouraged her to share her experiences with others via the internet.
CultureSurfer.com is a multi-sensory medium that encourages the understanding of our global community through video. Naomi maintains a hands-on approach to managing her site, doing everything including production, interviewing, filming, editing, and day to day site maintenance. CultureSurfer.com highlights ethnic communities and art forms.
Visitors can view videos that showcase diverse cultures (Bosnian, Latin, Asian, African, and African-American) and cover a broad range of topics (Art, Cinema & Theater, Music, Literature, Fashion, Dance, Sports, and Politics). There are currently over 270 videos on the site and over 4,000 visitors per month, 15% of whom log online from outside of the United States.