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I am happy to say that I am now a certified commercial drone pilot! I have enjoyed flying drones recreationally since 2015, and as of the Spring of 2022, I have earned my Part 107 Remote Pilot Airman Certification. This means that I am now able to offer aerial photography and videography as a new service. Recreational pilots are not legally able to use their images or videos "in furtherance of a business." In the past, I have tuned down numerous opportunities to use my drones for hire because I had not yet been certified.

The knowledge required to pass the Part 107 exam is much more in-depth than most people may realize. In order to earn the certification, a drone operator must learn all about airspace, be able to interpret aeronautical charts, understand weather systems and cloud formations, operational regulations, load balancing, and resource management. The breadth of knowledge required to pass the test is a bit daunting, but in the end it helps to prepare us to be safe operators as we are integrating drones into the national airspace.

I am working with a couple area realtors to provide aerial videos and still photos to help advertise their properties. Aerial photos can also be great gifts for unique properties! I'm looking forward to the many opportunities this certification will allow.

In addition to a few of my original DJI drones, I have recently added a Mavic Air 2S to the fleet, as well as a DJI Mini 2. These drones provide amazing quality! Get in touch if you would like images or video from a whole new perspective!

Do you have a collection of old slides or negatives that you would like to digitize? I personally had over 4,000 35mm negatives, and hundreds of color slides from my parents that had been sitting in a box for many years. I spent some time digitizing them, and it has been a lot of fun reliving old memories! Likewise, I can convert your old VHS tapes to either DVD or files that can be uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, etc.

Scan/Transfer Pricing:

24-exposure roll of film: $5
36-exposure roll of film: $7
Slides: 25 cents/slide
VHS to DVD: $9/tape

Minimum order of $19

Provide your own media to save the images (SD card, thumb drive, etc.) or pay $5 to have me burn them to CD/DVD. (If you have an unusually large number of photos, we can discuss a fair bulk price.)

Get in touch if you want to bring those old memories back to life!

My first "real" job was that of a radio announcer in 1985 at WPXZ in my hometown of Punxsutawney, PA, while I was a junior in high school. I worked there through high school and during my college days at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

From there, I worked at stations in St. Marys, PA, Wheeling, WV, and in Pittsburgh, PA. During my 11-years of broadcasting I worked as a DJ, newscaster, and production director. I have also been the voice behind hundreds of commercials that have aired in several markets.

Since my radio years I have continued to lend my voice to corporate presentations, and I have acted as an emcee for dozens of events.

Need a voice for a project? Please use the Contact Page to reach me. I strive to provide a quality product for reasonable, non-union rates, and customer satisfaction is my top priority.

Stations I've worked for include:

MixJamz 100.7

WISH 99.7

Y108

WPXZ

WOMP-FM

97KYN

Radio Airchecks:

Y108, Pittsburgh
Y108 Promo
WOMP-FM, Wheeling, WV

Since 1987 I have provided musical entertainment for hundreds of weddings, parties and corporate events.

I have a great-sounding system, an engergizing light show, and a music library of more than 30,000 songs from all sorts of music genres. Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, if someone requests I song that I don't happen to have, I can usually download and play it on the spot within minutes.

When appropriate, I like to toss in age-appropriate party games into the mix as well.

If you're interested in adding quality, affordable musical entertainment to your next event, get in touch!

Since 1995, I have been the Webmaster for one of Pittsburgh's first web design companies. I have worked with dozens of companies to provide them with a new web presence, or enhance an existing site.

I have worked with companies in the health field, music business, restaurants, real estate, finance, education and many other industries.

I strive to create sites that are intuitive, informative, effective and easy to navigate. Contact me for details!

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