I was born and raised in a small town in Iowa and now I live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
In my second year of teaching, I held the record for being in the principal’s office more than the students! True Story. See, I always thought it was my job as a teacher to teach students the way they, as individuals, learn the best. I was less concerned with the grading system that’s supposed to rate a student and more interested with how they learned. Needless to say, my second year of teaching became my last.
For the next 20 years, I worked with people living with physical, mental and emotional challenges. I found I could use my teaching skills in ways that I never dreamed possible. Coaching individuals in Special Olympics was definitely where I belonged. It didn’t matter if my Olympians won or lost, they were all WINNERS; just because they participated and that’s how we celebrated.
My gift has always been getting to know people, finding out what’s important to them and their business, and what dreams and goals they have. Helping business owners implement a video marketing plan is a natural choice for me. Providing visual marketing techniques that engage with potential customers and increases revenue for our clients is what we, at Videoshortz, are all about. This excites me because while being creative, we can make an impact in the way that people interact with business owners and businesses through the use of video. So, my question is: How can we help you and your business?
There I was, in full surgical grab, standing on a step stool with my camera pointed at an open chest cavity. I was composing my shot of a synthetic heart valve replacement, as the surgeon, with his arms crossed, waited patiently. Providing biomedical photography for physicians and researchers for more than 20 years, gave me unprecedented opportunities. Not only did I photograph surgical procedures, patients, gross specimens, microscopic tissues and cells, but I also developed and printed those photos for publication and seminars.
For me, the most fascinating part of my job was being called to Busch Gardens, by the physician I worked with at Shriner’s Hospital. Upon arrival, I’d be escourted to the medical building to shoot photos of a Gorilla’s hand surgery. Another day, it was a Giraffe, born prematurely, that needed braces to stand and walk. We followed that Giraffe for months. I remember the day, they let that 6 foot, baby Giraffe lose in a small enclosed yard. It was exhilarating to watch her run around, in circles, in her 3 foot pink braces. There was no doubt she was happy to be running free.
Among the multi-media tools I used, as Biomedical Photographer, was of course video. I’ve always loved the creative process of shooting and editing, especially when a story is involved. Having partnered with Kaytlin to form Videoshortz, our video marketing agency has been exciting journey, to say the least.
Together we are able to bring an educational element, as well as a innovative edge to our endeavors. We are always learning new techniques, keeping up on new trneds and software and looking for new and better products and services to offer.