A Short Autobiography
I recently graduated the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management. Currently I work as the Director of Video and Creative Services for Georgia State University Athletics. My job entails much of the same as I was responsible for at Georgia Tech, however now I lead the department. My department is in charge of the production and distribution of all video editing for the Football Program Including: Practice and Game Film, Highlight Videos, Motivational Videos, Intro Videos, Interviews and anything else media for the Georgia State Football Program. We also are responsible for the production of video and media, as well as Jumbo Screens, for Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball and other Sports at Georgia State. I serve directly under Kosha Irby and Head Coach Bill Curry, a renowned leader and football coach who previously coached at Alabama, Georgia Tech and Kentucky, as well as spent the last several years as an on screen football analyst for ESPN.
From 2006-2009 I served as a Video Specialist on scholarship with the Georgia Institute of Technology Athletic Association. My position included filming the daily football practices, filming home games for coach review and traveling with the football team for technical support. I also produced videos for the jumbo screens at all our sporting venues and helped to prepare and produce the “show” elements that are used to entertain our guest. These elements included videos, firework displays, air force flyovers, sponsor elements, guest involvement activities and more to make the experience a memorable event for all 55,000 guests at each and every game. Some of the elements I have produced include the intro video to the 2007 Homecoming Game, the 2007 and 2008 Bowl Videos that were sent to the major sponsors and numerous other projects.
In 2008 I also produced the Award Winning Recruiting Video that took 3rd Place in the National College Athletic Video Savvy Award Contest. When not working with Football I also ran cameras for the Jumbo Screens at Home Basketball, Baseball and Volleyball games.
Starting in January of 2009 I began serving as the Production Director for the 333 Progressive Service at The Torch Worship Center. As Production Director I serve as the coordinator of all things production including live video, graphics, pre-production, staging, lighting, audio and stage direction. I absolutely love the position and the numerous volunteers who help to make each and every service a success! It takes no fewer than 18 production volunteers alone per service to pull off the production side of things in our 333 Service. I love it! I spend hours and hours doing it, and it is all worth it! It can be challenging at times, especially finding ways to lead and motivate volunteers without the incentive of monetary reward! It is a lot of work, but I hope to continue to work with Church Production no matter what career I pursue.
For the past six years I also served as the Production Director for ONEWAY Ministries. During this time I helped to build and cultivate a thriving ministry incorporating live video, lighting, audio and stage design; as well as leading, training and recruiting volunteers to fill the production positions. When I first took over six years ago the “Media Ministry” consisted of powerpoint… it’s amazing how far God has allowed us to come!
Since 2003 I have also owned and operated my own Production Company, Adams Studios. With Adams Studios I have produced numerous Weddings, Live Events, Theatrical Performances, Commercials, Television Shows and more. I thoroughly enjoy “selling” our service to potential clients and working with them to make an event, video or production something that all of their guests will remember.
“When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – John M. Richardson, Jr.
Prior to going to College I was the State Webmaster for Key Club International for two years. This was an executive position on the State Board and I got to do and experience tons of exciting things. Some of the responsibilities of my position included: organizing and leading conventions to train, recognize and socialize clubs from all over the state of Georgia, creating and maintaining the state website, attending national conventions to meet with National Officers, discuss issues and vote on changes to the organization, as well as leading and communicating with local club officers. In addition to the tons of leadership experience I received, I also had the opportunity to travel all over the United States, meet important and inspiring people, make all kinds of friendships, develop communication, organization and other leadership skills as well as grow as a person.
I have also had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the country including places like the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, driving the coast to Maine, Disney World on numerous occasions, St. Louis, Texas and Indianapolis among numerous other places. We have also taken cruises to the Bahamas and Alaska. Through my Youth Group I have also had the opportunity to go on Missions Work in Mexico and Alabama.
My family also means the world to me. My Dad, Randall, is a Human Resources Manager and my Mom, Donna, is a High School Teacher. My sister is now a freshman at College. Our families house is in North Georgia on several acres (we can’t see our nearest neighbor). It was a drastic change moving to Atlanta where I have several thousand “neighbors” in the distance that our nearest neighbor is at the House. Also the shock of having everything, material wise, at your fingertips in Atlanta is HUGE! (We finally got a Theater closer than thirty minutes a couple of years ago). A few years ago we purchased a Lake House which gives us an opportunity to take a break on some weekends.
“All our Dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them”
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