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 San Diego store.
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.
Audio/Video Technician - San Diego Store
Ed Stroh is our company audio engineer. Ed’s technical prowess and strong background in digital media give him the perfect skill sets as the video and audio transfer technician at the San Diego Store. Having already trained with industry professionals at San Diego Mesa College, he keeps active in the industry outside of DVD Your Memories by working with film crews, musicians, and vocal talent and doing live audio for local events.
His intuitive nature and extensive experience in the field and in the studio have allowed him to bring a myriad of improvements to our audio department and the services and quality of product that we provide our customers. He has been the driving force behind our recently revamped audio restoration services and has energetically taken on the responsibility of acting as master audio restoration technician – company wide. He also does the majority of research on new hardware and software solutions to continually improve our audio department as audio technology evolves.
Slideshow Editor - San Diego Store
Caleb began developed his editing talent while in high school producing Star Wars and Lord of the Rings fan-films. Since that time, his passion for film has grown into a profession. He has edited a multitude of productions including free-lance events, corporate videos, and independent films. Caleb’s first love is Narrative Film Production. Outside of DVD Your Memories, Caleb will still be found at a computer, producing his satirical webseries “News to Me,” writing screenplays, or editing his latest short film. At the moment, he is also somewhat obsessed with the movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”.
Image Scanning Technician - San Diego Store
Originally from Los Angeles, Maria moved to San Diego to study graphic design. She is a perfect fit for our image scanning department, as her education and commitment to quality ensure that memories are beautifully stored (and restored). When she’s not at work, she loves to surf the internet to enhance her knowledge of the world, watch Discovery Channel or her favorite cartoons, and play video games. Maria believes in giving her very best at everything she does, while having as much fun as possible during the process!
Film Transfer Technician - San Diego Store
Mario is the Film Transfer Technician at the San Diego store. Ever since getting his hands on his first dusty, old film camera, he has focused on learning the craft and defining his personal style, such as stubbornly refusing to shoot on anything other than raw celluloid. Mario enjoys experimenting with his personal collection of cameras and equipment. Outside of work, Mario can be found working diligently on his film projects, writing his next big literary masterpiece and enjoying the great outdoors.
Film Guru / Videographer - San Diego Store
John Hermes shot his first video wedding in 1979 and has been involved in the video business full-time since 1987, specializing in event videography and motion picture transfers to video. A San Diego native, U.S. Army veteran, and SDSU graduate, John has always been interested in movies, as well as motion picture and video technology.
John started digitizing home movies over twenty years ago and now works with DVD Your Memories to provide the customer with a quality product. John has produced scores of wedding and bar/bat mitzvah videos over the years and has seen the evolution from regular VHS to the latest digital formats, and looks forward to capturing your memorable event.
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!