DVD Your Memories was formed in 2006 in San Diego, California. We specialize in converting family memories recorded on older media such as video tapes, film, slides, negatives, photos and all types of audio into digital formats on DVD or hard drives. Personal connections are the most precious treasures in all the world, and preserving them now will help keep them safe for generations. Come visit any one of our stores in California and Colorado and enjoy your memories on DVD.
Manager - Los Angeles Store
Stephanie Barberi graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BFA in photography. She has been invested in both analog and digital photography formats for the last nine years. Before coming to DVD your memories, Stephanie worked for numerous artists, gaining hands-on experience in the fine art and photographic world. Heavily interested in fine art and portrait photography, she is constantly shooting and can always be found with a (vintage) film camera on her shoulder. “I believe in grain, golden hour, color corrections, composition, the square, random chance, the banal, light leaks, aging film, experimental processes, the romanticism of Polaroids, nonsense, and color harmony.” One of Stephanie’s favorite things to do is digitally restore age-worn images to their original state.
Bryan was hired on as a technician in 2007, but soon proved capable of much more. Within four months, Bryan was the first manager of the San Diego location, and helped plan, set up, and grow each of the other stores. A wearer of many hats, Bryan now works on new product development, quality control, and new systems/policies from customer satisfaction to transfer and encoding methodologies. Bryan also has a hand in researching, purchasing, maintaining and updating all of the tech and equipment the company uses, and is the main man when it comes to support in both software and hardware for our employees and customers alike. He drinks a lot of coffee. Who can blame him?
Outside of the office, you’ll likely find Bryan listening to music, playing guitar, or exploring newly available digital media. Legend has it if you trick Bryan into revealing his one weakness, he has to grant you a wish.
Director of Training
Richard Uruchurtu’s experience working in post-production for over 10 years makes him a veritable expert in all things multimedia! Richard is a film school graduate from The Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking. He has worked on several independent projects including short films, music videos, TV shows, and feature films. Richard began at DVD Your Memories as a video tape transfer technician and he quickly earned creative license to perform video editing. His ambition and expertise are a powerful resource when helping customers to create exciting and memorable slideshows, film projects, and video presentations.
In 2009, Richard was called upon to pioneer the second store in DVD Your Memories. The Orange County location quickly became a success helping hundreds of families preserve their family media. Also taking on the challenge of DVD Your Memories biggest project! The digitization of the City of Irvine’s meetings from the 70′s till present day. In 2011 Richard was promoted to Director of Training. Where he imparts his passion and expertise to the future employees of DVD Your Memories. In his free time Richard enjoys reading, gaming, and traveling.
Bookkeeper and Business Development
Brandi Mitchell was a customer of DVD Your Memories when we hired her as our in-house bookkeeper and business assistant. She used her family home videos on DVD as “in-van entertainment” during a long drive the previous summer. As a result of “DVD-ing” her memories, she discovered that her kids love watching videos of themselves as babies (better than Sponge Bob!) and we found an employee who shares our company’s vision! She is committed to documenting her life and family history through the lens of her digital SLR camera. Her family and friends love the updates to her online photo and video gallery and enjoy flipping the pages of her custom photo books at home. She is known around here for assigning office “theme days” (with required snapshots), recounting tales of her two young children’s latest discoveries (“Mom, I know leprechaun’s exist, but, come on, is there really a Solar System?!”), and final score announcements from her weekly women’s league soccer games. Brandi has fifteen years of professional experience in small business management, customer service, and bookkeeping, and is a graduate of French Language and International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her interests, skills and enthusiasm for capturing the sights and sounds of the present and past make her a fantastic fit for the DVD Your Memories team!
Anthony San Nicolas
Manager - San Diego Store
Anthony is the store manager and digital image expert at DVD Your Memories San Diego location. On a typical day, this San Diego native processes more individual pieces of media than all other departments combined and uses up to 6 scanning devices all at once. Graduating from San Diego Platt College, where he studied graphic design, Anthony is currently doing production work promoting the electronic music culture. In the future he would like to start his own urban wear clothing company. When Anthony is not enhancing family memories he enjoys studying the Japanese language and culture.
Manager - Denver Store
Originally from Arkansas, Marissa majored in studio art with an emphasis in photography at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her personal work consists of abstract, mixed media drawing/painting and staged photography. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Colorado, experimenting with new artistic techniques, canoeing, and indoor rock climbing.