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MEET THE CREATIVE MINDS BEHIND THE SCENES

«JOHN DEMAIO,

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John began producing television content early in his career, working on programming for FOX. He quickly decided that creating content was his passion and worked to cultivate innovative ideas for television. 

 

John went on to form InfraRed Creative with Joe Dorsey, and developed the television series Travel Thru History, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in its first season. In 2014 John received his first Daytime Emmy win for his work with the Walt Disney Company, and in that same year he helped co-found the Watch And Learn Foundation. He won another Daytime Emmy in 2017 for his work on the Disney's Broadway Hits show.

JOE DORSEY, JR.»

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Joe studied television at the University of Central Florida, and began freelance producing television content for major networks like MTV and FOX early on in his career. In 2001, Joe formed Blackburst Entertainment with two colleagues and quickly grew it into a major production facility in Orlando.

 

In 2011, Joe formed InfraRed Creative, a company that focuses on content creation. InfraRed's first series, Travel Thru History, was nominated for a National Daytime Emmy in its first season. Joe currently acts as President and co-founder of the Watch And Learn Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to educational television.

«PAUL GRAMAGLIA,

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Paul is a veteran of broadcast television journalism with over 15 years of experience working for NBC News. His accomplishments range from covering the Olympics in both Vancouver and Sochi, traveling with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in 2008 and spending several years in Israel for NBC News.

 

It was his work during September 11th, 2001 that garnered him an Emmy nomination. He is also the chief videographer for Zero Gravity Corporation, a company that operates weightless flights from US airports.

RJ HILL»

RJ studied light and composition for several years before starting his career as a professional photographer in 2005. A specialist in fine art and portrait photography, he recently brought his artistic talents over to the film production side as an editor and cameraman, becoming an invaluable member of the InfraRed team.

After serving 21 years in the United States Navy, RJ made the switch to focus on his life-long desire of being a professional photographer and artist. We salute his service to our country, and are proud to have him as a member of InfraRed!  Adding film production to his career now, he calls it "living the dream!"

«STEPH STRICKLEN

Steph is an Emmy award-winning television news anchor with 20 years experience. She's spanned the globe, bringing her viewers live television coverage from Russia, China, Greece, Italy, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and beyond. She's also a social media strategist and digital content creator, offering both behind-the-scenes consulting and day-of, on-camera appearances.

A student pilot herself, she specializes in aviation and aerospace, having worked with the world's largest air shows like EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, SUN 'n FUN, and Abbotsford International. She writes for several aviation related trade magazines, presents regularly at the International Council of Air Shows, and sits on the board of the Oregon International Air Show and Northwest Council of Air Shows.

 

She also specializes in technology, consulting startups from initial funding through rapid growth. When not consulting, she provides on-air coverage of major tech events like CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to both digital and legacy media. She's passionate about AI and robotics, so don't get her started unless you have a spare 20 minutes.

 

You can also find her moderating main stage panels at big events like Rose City Comic Con, delivering custom keynote speeches at venues like the Comcast Women's Summit, and emceeing across the country from Oregon to New York.

Nick Pletcher»

Nick is the youngest member of the IR team. He currently attends the University of Central Florida Film program. 

His directorial debut, The Day Comedy Died, won the National Campus MovieFest for Best Comedy, and was nominated for Best Picture. 

His film work can be seen on Virgin America Airlines. Nick loves to shoot, direct, as well as, edit.

«Dan Reinert

Dan is the newest member of the team and is a man of many talents. He's been a mechanic, a barber, a bartender, a lifeguard, a tutor, and now he's our motion graphics specialist. He studied film at UCF, and his films have played in local festivals.