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502 Video Post
“In 10 years, I know that the business development in Southern Indiana will be a showcase of diverse business and creative talent in our state.”
Boards, volunteer or community work:
Jan. 2007 – 2014, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician and Sergeant at various Fire Departments; Pleasant View Fire Department, Pleasant View Fire Tennessee (3 Years); Williamson County Fire and Rescue, Franklin, Tennessee (3 Years); Lyndon Fire Department, Louisville (6 Years); Worthington Fire and Rescue, Louisville (6 Years); football coach for a variety of youth, middle school and high school football programs, including Greenhill’s Eagles peewee football, Williamson County Cowboys youth football, Lyndon Lightning youth football, Highland Hills Middle School football and Ballard High School Football; and volunteered for a variety of disaster relief, including Marengo Indiana Tornado volunteer, Hurricane Katerina Red Cross volunteer and Henryville Tornado volunteer; Kentucky Colonel.
In terms of growth and economic development, where would you like to see Southern Indiana in 10 years?
All of us at 502 Video Post are extremely excited about the growth that Southern Indiana is experiencing and am happy to be part of it. A little over two years ago, we made the decision to move 502 Video Post to Southern Indiana and to get involved with business development. It’s our goal not only to grow and be a successful company but to be a part of the growth and success of our clients. We are in a great position to utilize our skills and help other companies promote their brands and offer solutions for better communication within those companies utilizing video for communication, training and promotions. In 10 years, I know that the business development in Southern Indiana will be a showcase of diverse business and creative talent in our state.
What pushes you through your most difficult times?
Serving in the fire service has really put things in perspective for me. The experiences you face as a firefighter are unlike any other profession. I have a whole new respect for the word “difficult.” I’ve learned not to be so quick to draw conclusions about people. When you are involved in so many tragic events, you quickly learn the things that are truly important in life. The difficult times I have faced have been elementary compared to some situations that I have witnessed other families overcome. I have truly been blessed with a wonderful wife and four beautiful and healthy kids. My family and helping others are what pushes me through difficult times.
Who or what motivates you?
I am motivated by the creative process. There is nothing cooler to me than to start with nothing and turn it into something. There are endless possibilities to explore, and finding the right one for my client’s vision is the drive that takes my work to a whole new level. I have an inner drive to seek out exciting clients and projects that will challenge me creatively so that I can bring their ideas to life in an exhilarating way.
What habits/routines have helped with your success?
The key to success for me has been focused on a few simple concepts. Work hard, push yourself to outperform your best work and never stop learning. Often the difference between a good project and a great project is putting in a little extra time and making sure you are completely happy with what you are striving to achieve. Generally, if you are happy with the outcome of the project, it makes you feel good inside and you will find that the same feelings are shared by the client.
My father would say to me, “Do you want to know the secret to get rich quick and be successful?” I’d say, “Yes.” He would say, “Work hard.”
What are you most proud of professionally?
Opening and operating a video production company has been one of the proudest moments for me. I have always ensured that clients get the best customer service I can offer. I like being in the driver’s seat to create the best product possible for my clients. I feel that it’s important to me personally and for my clients to provide an excellent customer experience and producing an extraordinary product for them. Helping other businesses grow and telling peoples stories is extremely fulfilling.
I am also very proud of the time I spent as art director for Country Music Television (CMT). It was a very high-profile position in the production world because we produced live shows in the Grand Ole Opry such as the Country Music Awards, Junior Miss Pageant Awards, TNN Motor Sports, The Wild Horse Salon and many other shows all while supporting the promotional efforts for CMT and Z Music Television, which are international 24/7 music channels. These productions were a highly-coordinated effort and there was no room for mistakes and nothing but excellence was acceptable.
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