I started Interactive Video Associates in 1985 when I was a video producer and instructor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  I taught video production in those early days and encountered several individuals in the community and beyond who were seeking someone to produce corporate training videos and commercials for their businesses.  I began with the name Independent Video Associates, but years later, when I changed jobs to work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, I suspended my personal business activities.   I was a television producer for NASA and eventually helped start its Digital Learning Network™.  The DLN grew to include all 10 NASA Centers providing live, educational video conferences to students and teachers in the U.S. and beyond. In time, I  became the project manager of the DLN in addition to the NASA Classroom of the Future (COTF) and the NASA Educator Professional Development Network (EPDN).  

I retired from NASA in 2014.  Shortly thereafter, I restarted my old business renaming it Interactive Video Associates primarily because of the expertise gained in the use of interactive technologies for NASA while also earning a doctorate in Distance Learning & Educational Technology during my time with the Agency.  


Awards/ Recognition:

• United States Distance Learning Association: Hall of Fame Award 2014

• United States Distance Learning Association: DLN group award: Platinum Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Programming(2012); DLN group award: Silver Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching (2010)

NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2010)

• 5 Regional Emmy Awards: NASA CONNECT (1999-2002)

• United States Distance Learning Association: Best K-12 Distance Learning Program (2000, 2001)

• Parent’s Choice Award: NASA’s Kids Science News Network (2000)

• International Film and Video: 2000 NASA CONNECT

• New York Festivals Silver Award: 2000 NASA CONNECT

• Communicator Awards: NASA CONNECT – Creative Excellence (1999-2002)

• Cindy Award (2000)

• 3 Telly Awards (1999-2001)

• Parent’s Choice Award, NASA Science Files (2002)

• Award of Excellence - Society for Technical Communications - NASA CONNECT Web Site (2000) • Golden Web Award - (2001)

• NASA Group Achievement Award (NASA CONNECT – 2001)

• NASA Superior Achievement Award ( NASA Science Files – 2002)

• NASA Group Achievement Award – (2008)

• NASA Center Superior Performance Award – (2008)