On this Memorial Day, the GLJ Media Group is thankful for the sacrifice so many throughout our history have made, for the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and for their families who had to carry on without them. It is a sacrifice that is easy to forget. For those who have it, freedom is like oxygen. It’s something we just have. Many will not understand just how precious either is until they are at risk of being taken away. There are encroachments being made on our freedoms right now by those who think they know better. This is a conversation for another time. Today, we remember a sacrifice made and a debt we cannot repay. Today we pray for the God of heaven to bless the families of those who have lost loved ones while serving our great nation. We pray for Him to bless and comfort the walking wounded who are still with us, and bless their families as well. It is also our prayer that we remember their sacrifice and the precious gift of freedom every day, not just once a year or when they are in danger of being taken away.
As a Senior Producer/Editor for a government contractor in Northern Virginia, Jeff assisted in the creation of their media department from the ground up. Prior to that, he was a Senior Video Production Specialist and Team Lead for the Department of Defense with more than ten years of consistent production, editing, video and audio recording experience. Jeff specializes in identifying, developing and supporting new trends in visual media technology and other solutions. Outside of the workplace, Jeff created a long-form documentary about the rise of a local boxer, Tori Nelson, to 13-time world champion status across 4 weight classes. It aired nationally via the Sports Channel For Women and screened at The Alexandria Film Festival and Texas Black Film Festival. Jeff is co-producing "The Lost Clipper," a two-decades documentary about the first hijacking in U.S. history and the search for those 15 lost souls taken in 1938. Filming takes him to Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Canada, and locations across the U.S. He enjoys creating a media-marketing social networking campaign for entities such as CapitalTristate Electrical Distributors and "The Lost Clipper" and personalities such as world boxing champion Tori Nelson, Netflix's "Narcos" personalities Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, and renowned landscape photographer Frank Lee Ruggles. Solving complex technical problems by utilizing a myriad of advanced audio-video hardware and software applications along with initiative and ingenuity, Jeff is eager to attack any project head-on. Jeff's Motto: think beyond convention...and consider it done!