DVD Your Memories was started in 2006 and has since grown to four stores in California and Colorado. Below you will find information about the dedicated individuals who make up our Denver store.
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.
Audio/Video Technician - Denver Store
An original native of Colorado, Greg began his Audio/Video journey with a Technical Journalism degree from Colorado State University. From there, he worked in multiple fields, including college radio, news, investigation, and entertainment. Most recently, Greg has worked on numerous programs for networks such as Home & Garden Television, Travel Channel, Food Network, and films for the National Park Service. In his spare time, Greg is an avid pursuer of knowledge, picking up new skills and hobbies from everyone he meets while also taking time to relax with a good video game or two.
Editor - Denver Store
Mark Griebel was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. Traditionally apprenticed in drawing, Mark was later educated in Video as an Art Form and Conceptual Art at the Arizona State University Herberger School of Fine Arts. Mark’s background in video production varies from short films and commercials to interactive video installations. Mark’s love for collaboration makes him a perfect fit for editor at DVD Your Memories.
Mark has come to Colorado to enjoy a large, clean city, and to take advantage of the beautiful surrounding environment. Pursuits outside of work include painting, snowboarding, and hiking with his canine companion Wendigo “Wendi”. Additional samples of Mark’s art work can be seen at: http://www.bluecanvas.com/MG3
Film Transfer Technician - Denver Store
For Drew, his journey all began in a dusty closet in the back of a video transfer store in the early 90′s when he got his hands on his first deck-to deck VHS editing platform. Ever since spending several hours painfully re-cutting Armageddon Now for a school report on Vietnam, he has found his passion in the film and video world. Quickly picking up a 35mm camera, the quest for the knowledge of anything related to this world led Drew from coast to coast. First stopping in Orlando, FL for his BA in Film Production at Full Sail University, the journey led through LA and back to Denver. In his free time, Drew enjoys spending time looking for the next great photo location (whether that means from the top of a mountain or in the dirty depths of the sewers), dabbling in the painting world or just catching a great flick on the big or tiny screen.
Image Scanning Technician - Denver Store
Combining a love of photography and the Rocky Mountains, Tara found her niche in Denver last year. She studied photography and environmental science at the University of Iowa and earned her degree in film and video production from Full Sail University. Her background includes work in broadcast television as well as image scanning for the Geological Survey Bureau. She finds preserving and restoring photographs to be very fulfilling considering the time and effort it took to capture memories many decades ago, and she uses this inspiration in her own photography. Her other pursuits include documentary film-making, gardening, and practicing yoga.
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!