A graduate of both Bowling Green State University's Film Studies ('98) and U.C.L.A.'s Professional Screenwriting programs ('07); Jim took a position with Time Warner Cable Media as an Account Executive, sharpening his skills in television advertising strategies before returning, full-time, to 2 Ticks & The Dog Productions, Inc. in 2008 to continue his focus on producing award-winning projects in advertising and entertainment. For his professional and charitable volunteer work he was named as one of 2006's top "40 Under 40" by the Mahoning Valley's Professional 20/30 Club. His interests in art education and activism also led him to accept a mentoring / instructor position with regional film students from Film Connection's Film Institute., and Jim hopes to do more work with up and coming artists in the future. Find out how 2 Ticks & The Dog got it's name here, see Jim's Ted Talk here, or learn more about upcoming film projects here.

e: fogs@2ticksandthedog.com

Working in print advertising with a local newspaper, Julie was able to utilize her Visual Communications degree from ITT Technical Institute. Now at 2 Ticks & The Dog, she continues to further her knowledge of the media industry. Married to her husband Dan, Julie spends her free time painting, running, and playing tennis.

e: julie@2ticksandthedog.com

A graduate of Hocking College with a degree in Broadcasting Engineering and Production John recently expanded his skill set by completing feature film PA training (P.A.T.S)

His knowledge of video production and design are a valuable asset at 2 Ticks & The Dog on both TV and feature film projects . In his free time he enjoys rooting for many sports teams, building the library his growing vinyl record collection, and can often be found shooting live bands in Cleveland, Youngstown and Kent.

e: eckard@2ticksandthedog.com

Formally trained at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State University, Matt's constant dedication to his craft has made him not only an award-winning artist in the world of video and film, but also a sought after photographer and graphic designer. He currently splits time working and living between Ohio and New York City.

e: matt@2ticksandthedog.com

A 1999 graduate of Bowling Green State University's Film Studies program, James honed his skills while working in commercial and music video production in Chicago and LA before returning to Ohio in 2004 where he's worked as a promoter and producer on several award-winning productions with 2 Ticks & The Dog. As an educator, he instructed and mentored media students at Stark State College until being named director of the Canton Film Festival in 2011, where he dedicates most of his time and energies toward the advancement of the arts.

e: waters@2ticksandthedog.com

Upon graduation from New York Film Academy, Jan Michael joined 2 Ticks & The Dog in 2012 as an Intern.

Now as an Associate Producer & Media Sales Consultant, Jan's been busy furthering his knowledge of media buying, internet advertising, and television production. While sharpening his production skills on 2 Ticks' TV commercials, Jan also moonlights week-ends as a freelance videographer for weddings and events.

e: jan@2ticksandthedog.com