We chose the name “Tectonic” because we believe nonprofit communications are in the midst of a tectonic shift. Video is the future, and nonprofits need to quickly adapt to this new reality. We’ve made hundreds of videos for dozens of nonprofits around the world. We love what we do, and we’re passionate about helping nonprofits accomplish their missions and grow. Let’s do this!
Doug is a global citizen having traveled in more than 50 countries (please don’t ask him which is his favorite unless you've got an hour to kill). He earned his B.A. in Communications from DePaul University and he's a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University on topics related to nonprofit storytelling and ethics.
He loves working with senior leadership teams of world-changing organizations to translate their strategic objectives into stunning creative, and he's humbled to lead an amazing team of passionate storytellers and artisans at Tectonic Video.
Joel is experienced in all aspects of video production and is as comfortable writing a script in a coffee shop in Chicago as he is operating a camera in rural Kenya. He grew up in rural Canada working a number of unusual jobs ranging from potato farmer to oil well optimizer to meter reader, and he considers himself fortunate to be using his talents at Tectonic Video to make the world more of what it’s supposed to be.
Sam graduated with a B.A. in French from Lipscomb University which comes in handy when she reads Dr. Seuss books in French to her children. When she’s not working or playing made up games with her kids, you can find her hiding out in a coffee shop with her crochet hook or a good sci-fi novel in hand.
He's since worked as the in-house producer/editor for various nonprofit organizations, and has edited a feature length documentary for PBS, numerous educational video curricula, and a groundbreaking episodic series. His work has touched the lives of tens of millions of people and he's got a dozen of industry awards to prove it.
Andrew can fill almost every role in the video creation process, but gets most excited about sitting down in an edit suite to craft a story.
Danny enjoys seeing how others are driven by their unique experiences to do selfless work, make truthful art, and tell honest stories. That's also why he feels so enriched by traveling to new places, reading good books, watching good movies, and making himself vulnerable to heartbreak by being emotionally invested in his favorite sports teams. When we found him, he was already editing videos in the nonprofit sphere, so he fit right in with our team.