Jay Adams – Changing careers and running a newsroom in the public/private sector
Mark Neitro – Taking advantage of your surroundings to light the moment
Prior to CBS4, Mark directed a nationally syndicated television show called “Critter Gitters”. The children’s television program was shot in Santa Barbara, California. After graduating from Oregon State University in 1992 with a degree in Broadcast Media Communications, Mark joined the Air Force. He was a multimedia journalist stationed in both South Korea and Germany. Mark traveled Asia and Europe telling stories about the US military, including a trip to Uzbekistan focusing on their health care system. Mark is married and has a son and stepdaughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, movies, video games and still photography.
Phil Tenser – Marketing & branding yourself online
Trevor Hughes – Marketing & branding yourself online
Trevor Hughes got his start covering politics in Massachusetts, a required stop for politicos ranging from Mike Dukakis to Bill and Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney. But after co-worker joked that his idea of camping was staying in a hotel without room service, Trevor headed west to ski and hike and mountain bike. He worked for several community newspapers in Colorado before joining Gannett, where he covered what he still considers one of the best cities in America –Fort Collins – while assisting in USA TODAY’S Colorado coverage.
In early 2014, Trevor joined USA TODAY full time. He’s covered tragedies like the Aurora theater and Fort Hood shootings to the Moore, Okla. tornadoes, the devastating Colorado floods of 2013 and more wildfires than he can count. A certified wildland firefighter, Trevor works out of the Gannett-owned KUSA 9News newsroom in Denver, where he appears online, print and on television. Trevor’s grounding in local news helps him keep an audience-focused perspective on storytelling, while the power of Gannett helps translate those stories for the rest of America.
As a first-generation American, Trevor retains a sense of wonder at the natural beauty of this country, along with an appreciation for the melting pot of international cuisines found around the States, although pizza remains his default choice. His favorite belongings include his National Parks pass, his telemark skis and his passport. And he treats his Jeep like a hotel room on wheels. You can follow along with Trevor’s reporting and adventures (warning, lots of food pictures) at @trevorhughes on Twitter or on facebook at facebook.com/hughesofthenews.
Misty Montano – Marketing & branding yourself online
Misty Montano is the Digital Content Manager for 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. She is an Emmy award winning journalist who supports and teaches others to use and develop social media communities.
Misty works to create social TV where TV, digital and social all work together to engage the 9NEWS journalists with the audience. Since 2009 she has successfully integrated journalism with social media to provide information where and how people want to get it. She previously was Assignment Editor at KCNC-TV and received her B.A. in Media Communication from Hastings College.
John Goheen – Staying Relevant, Creative and Motivated
John Goheen is a freelance television photographer, producer and educator based in Denver, Colorado. He is recognized, by his peers, as one of the best in the business. Winning more than 300 local, regional, and national awards, John is the first three-time winner of his profession’s top award, the National Press Photographers Association’s (NPPA) Television News Photographer of the Year and is a recipient of the prestigious Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award.
Goheen is widely recognized for his storytelling skills and for his ability to capture great sound and pictures. His honors, which include 12 Emmy awards, have been granted for all kinds of stories, from spot news and features to sports and documentaries. In addition to winning the Television News Photographer of the Year title three consecutive years, Goheen has finished runner-up three times. The award is given annually to the top news photographer in North America. NPPA also gives a Television Station of the Year award, which recognizes the best television news photography in the business. Goheen stations have received this award three times while he was on staff.
During his 34-year career, Goheen has traveled the world to photograph major stories and events. Some of his assignments have included the civil war and famine in Somalia; Desert Storm; the eruption of Mt. St. Helens; the Super Bowl; and the grueling Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska. Other assignments have taken Goheen to Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Liberia, Mali, Kenya, Central and South America, Romania, Northern Ireland, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Mexico, Cambodia, Canada, Cuba, Vietnam, most of central Europe and recently, Sudan, Chad, Libya, Haiti and India.
Goheen began his broadcasting career in 1977 with the U. S. Army, working for the American Forces Radio and Television Network, Europe. In 1980, Goheen took his first commercial position with KTUU-TV, Anchorage, Alaska, as Chief News Photographer. For the next 12 years, Goheen worked as a staff photographer at KOB-TV, Albuquerque, New Mexico; KUTV, Salt Lake City, Utah; followed by KOMO-TV, Seattle, Washington; and KMGH-TV, Denver, Colorado.
Goheen became a full-time freelance photographer and producer in 1993. He has worked for CBS 48 Hours, Dateline NBC, NBC Sports, ABC Monday Night Football, ESPN and ESPN 2, NBC Nightly News, NBC Today, CBS Evening News, CBS Before Your Eyes, Fox News and Fox Sports, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News 60 Minutes, CBS News 60 Minutes II, CBS News The Early Show, PBS, The Discovery Channel, United Methodist Communications, Corbis Documentaries, Hallmark Entertainment, HDNet, National Geographic numerous corporate clients.
Goheen often speaks at workshops and professional seminars around the US and abroad. He has consulted with various television stations, universities, and the American Forces Radio and Television Network. He has conducted seminars at the Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) annual convention, the Maine Film and Television Workshop and is on the faculty of the NPPA Advanced StoryTellers Workshop.
John Goheen can be reached at 303.810.9951 or JGo10@aol.com.
Pat Woodard – Staying Relevant, Creative and Motivated
Telling stories just seems to come naturally for Pat Woodard. As a writer, radio broadcaster, television correspondent and video producer, Pat’s been telling stories for journalism, corporate and non-profit clients for decades. He’s won well over 100 regional and national awards for storytelling excellence, including a dozen EMMYs and 7 Edward R. Murrow awards.
Pat has produced, written, hosted and narrated award winning documentaries that have taken him around the world for clients such as the National Geographic Channel, the Hallmark Channel, Fox Sports, the Discovery Channel, PBS and other national and international television networks. He’s documented the struggles of former Soviet bloc nations striving to make the transition to market driven economies. He’s witnessed and written about the rapidly changing economic and cultural landscape of China. He’s told the human stories of natural disasters in Haiti and Central America and gone “nose to nose” with wild polar bears in the Canadian arctic and elusive kiwi birds in New Zealand.
Recently, Pat served as writer and co-Executive Producer of “V-Day 11.11.11.” This award winning, 90 minute documentary is a nationwide chronicle of one day in the life of America’s military veterans. “V-Day 11.11.11” originally aired on PBS stations on or around Veterans Day 2012 and is still shown publicly at venues such as History Center Colorado, the National World War 1 Museum, the Shiloh National Military Park, the Kansas Aviation Museum, Loyola University of Chicago, Creighton University, the University of Colorado and the Pritzker Military Library.
Pat is also the writer of “Life, Liberty and Resilience,” a documentary in film festival circulation that tells the incredible story of a grandson of slaves living in the shadow of segregation, from his boyhood home in Mississippi to the beaches of Iwo Jima, and his journey as an octogenarian back to places that had a profound, indelible and often negative impact on his life, but which he refused to let diminish his faith in his country and in himself.
Pat just finished writing the documentary “Berni’s Journey in Wanderland,” the story of a “type A” woman’s odyssey from career catastrophe to reinvention and renewal.
Pat has produced, written and narrated many corporate and non-profit projects, including videos in 2012 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and in 2013 for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. Corporate clients include General Motors, Tourism New Zealand, Orient Express Hotels and Trains and many more.
Pat has been on the faculty of a number of national teaching workshops, serving for a decade at the Advanced Story Telling Workshop of the National Press Photographers Association. He has conducted numerous seminars on writing and storytelling for individual television stations, television networks, colleges and universities.
Bob Pearce – Video storytelling in the private sector
Director of Production and Partner, Tom McDonald is Fireside Production’s creative genius. He is an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and Fireside Production’s lead videographer. Tom left an accomplished career in television news to co-found Fireside Production. His news career spanned more than a decade and took him from Grand Junction, Colorado to Spokane, Washington before he settled in at Fox 31 News in Denver. Tom is known for using the camera’s lens to capture the video, natural sound and moments to deliver dynamic video pieces for Fireside Production’s Clients. Tom leads the technical side of Fireside Production. He is the chief videographer and ensures all field production results in the highest quality shots and sound. Tom is also a gifted editor with an unmatched ability to effectively pace videos.
Tommy Collier – Advancing your skills in Photoshop & After Effects
Tommy Collier is a highly inspired, award winning, visual artist with film, television, news and agency experience. Inexhaustible artistic vision, massive amounts of creativity and a rock-solid, highly-diverse skill set. Specialties: Film, TV & Video Production, Photography, Graphic & Broadcast Design.
During his tenure at KUSA he won numerous awards for editing and graphic design.
Brandon Berman – Producing a documentary as a team
Shawn Montano – Becoming a more efficient editor with Premiere Pro
Shawn Montano is a nationally recognized video professional. He has more than 15 years of video production experience which includes winning five regional Emmys, 3 Colorado Broadcasters Association Awards, an Edward R. Murrow award and is the only person ever to win the title of Video Editor of the Year by the National Press Photographer Association four times. Shawn is also the founder of Thunderhead Media and an instructor at Emily Griffith Technical College.