StaffCHRISTIN MCKAMEY | Digital Media Arts Supervisor
Masters degree, Communication; University of Hawaii, Bachelors degree, Visual Communication: Hawaii Pacific University. Past experience includes documentaries, short films, promotional and corporate videos, weddings and fashion shows; Head Editor for a televised documentary on the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor that won many awards, worked for MTV in Long Beach, CA. Teaching background includes courses in Video Production, Video Editing, Motion Graphics, Screenwriting, Digital Photography, and Communication courses. Current freelance videographer/editor/photographer and Recipe Editor for a Michigan magazine. Member of SHS staff since 2010.
DYLAN MIERZWINSKI | Digital Media Arts Production Coordinator
Bachelors (In Process), Fine Art; Eastern Michigan University, Certificate, Digital Media Arts; Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Past experience includes promotional and corporate videos and commercials, short films, print and web design, web programming, illustration, painting, editing and curriculum development; Art Director for all creative work for Sader Power in New Orleans, owner of Dmierz Design Group, notable clients include Ford, Honda, The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), and WhenToManage. Member of SHS staff since 2013.
ELIE MOSSERI | Digital Media Arts Instructor
Bachelor degree, Telecommunication & Film, Eastern Michigan University. Certified trainer for Avid and Final Cut Pro. Past experience includes Senior Editor, Kmart Corporation and over 25 years as an editor and educator. Member of SHS staff since 2010.
EMORY REEVES | Digital Media Arts Instructor
Graduate of Specs Howard School. Worked shooting NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and “The Maury Povich Show,” as well as a number of pilot shows. Spent many weeks traveling across the nation shooting a Top Ten Destination Travel Show called America’s Most Ever. His films credits include Transformers, Dark Knight and a number of Michigan based films as a PA, set PA and assistant camera operator. He has acted as the lead editor and camera operator at 11-4 Productions where he has edited various corporate videos, television commercials, and live to tape television programs. Member of SHS staff since 2010.
TIM PETERSON | Digital Media Arts Instructor
Bachelor of Science from Alma College, Alma, MI. Graduate of Specs Howard School. Shot for local and national TV shows including “NBC’s Biggest Loser”, “ABC World News Tonight”, “The Maury Povich Show”, “The G4 Network”, as well as the “E! News Network,” “America’s Most Ever”. Member of SHS staff since 2010.
DARA HARPER | Digital Media Arts Instructor
Associates Degree, Interactive Media, International Academy of Design & Technology. Over 14 years of experience developing web sites for various companies from film production studios to accounting firms. Past experience includes being the Lead Graphic Designer at the Hyde Park Herald Newspaper and Production Coordinator at MTV. Personal achievements include having three plays produced Off-Broadway and winning the Best Animated Documentary Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival. Teaching background includes courses in Web Design, Graphic Design, Animation, Painting, Career Readiness and Creative Writing. Member of SHS since 2012.
JEREMY ANDERSON | DMA Instructor
Graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts Graphic Design Program. Past experience includes design work for various Semi-Professional Sports Leagues/Teams; Graphic and Web Design work for an Emmy Award winning televised show on all things that are “Under the Radar Michigan”. Teaching background includes courses in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, as well as Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress, and Joomla. Current freelance graphic / web designer and resident “One Creative Geek”. Member of SHS staff since 2013.
MATTHEW WINNE | Digital Media Arts Instructor
Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, Grand Valley State University. Graduate of Specs Howard School. Instructional Media Coordinator, Macomb Community College; Lead Videographer, Elite Entertainment; Freelance Videographer, Editor and Audio Technician Clients have included New Yorker Magazine, ClickonDetroit.com, Digital Kitchen, KDN Videoworks and others. Former Peace Corp volunteer. Member of Specs Howard School staff since 2011.
CALLY MCINTYRE | Digital Media Arts Instructor
GFX graduate as of August 2011, completing the course with Perfect Attendance and Highest GPA awards. Past Experience- Photographic/Printing Industry working for FStop Imaging Australia for 3 years, self-taught Photoshop user in which she polished with Intermediate and Advanced courses at the Morningside TAFE college, AUS, web design and logo designer for various companies including Scotia Mcleod, Elegance on Moreton and The Ferryman based in Australia. Experience with Student Services.
KELLY WHITMAN | Digital Media Arts Instructor
Western Michigan University, and Specs Howard School of Media Arts Graduate: Radio and Television Program, Video Concentration. Experience includes Camera Operator, Editor and Photographer for 11-4 Productions. Projects include commercials, corporate videos, a travel show, live-to-tape segments for cable shows, and weddings. Also currently freelances in the video and photography industries. Member of SHS staff since 2011.
JEREMY BROWE | SHARE Coordinator
Eastern Michigan University Graduate in Television/Film. Final Cut User Certification. Shooting and editing videos for Detroit, corporate clients, weddings, etc. Owns production company “Harmelody Media LLC” and his own YouTube network/channel called The Harmelody Network which has been seen by over 300,000 people in over 40 different countries.