Rebecca Branson Jones (she/they) grew up on unseated Catawba land in southern Davidson County, North Carolina, in a family of public school teachers, auto mechanics, and 3rd generation dairy farmers. In her youth, Jones taught herself how to play the banjo, was an active member of the 4-H club, played the drums in a rock and roll duo with her older brother, and clogged with the Hickory Flat Hoedowners.
Jones graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Broadcast Media, then continued their education there earning a Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies. They began their freelance videography and editing career in 2011.
Jones has worked with Appalshop, Tom Hansell, The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, The Foothills Conservancy, Mars Hill University, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Anna and Elizabeth, and many Southern Appalachian musicians.
In 2016, Jones moved to Vermont to begin work as an apprentice editor with Florentine Films on an 8-part documentary series titled Country Music. The project was completed in 2019 and then Jones hiked 1600 miles on the Appalachian Trail.
Jones currently works in Marlborough, NH with Ewers Brothers Productions as an assistant editor on a documentary series about mental health due to air on PBS in spring 2022.