Phil Kimble has 35 years of entrepreneurial experience and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of local corporations. He has also worked as an adjunct professor teaching courses on business and entrepreneurship at colleges in both Utah and Georgia. He and his wife Julie live in Conyers, GA. Mr. Kimble is an avid motorcyclist and competitive distance runner, and is the Author of “The Art of Making Good Decisions“. Connect with Phil on Facebook.
Shaun M Mathis is an Atlanta based writer, director, producer and is the co-owner of Laconic Productions. Shaun has written & directed two award winning web series, “Threesome” and “Rich Brothers”, that have won a combined 27 film festivals and have over 200,000 YouTube views. In addition, in 2015 Shaun co-wrote & co-produced the short film, “Take Over Your Trap”, starring Grammy nominee 2 Chainz, that premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Currently, Shaun is working on several new projects and teaches screenwriting with Atlanta’s Bridge17 Scriptwriters Studio & The Writer’s Room.
Justin Toulon, co-founder of Laconic Productions, doubles as the ever-adaptable lead Director of Photography and endlessly clever Editor. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from LIU C.W. Post, May 2011 in Film, and his Master’s of Business Administration from Dowling College, May 2013. His initial passion in film was to be an editor until stepping behind the camera and being a Director of Photography as well. Justin worked for the top-rated television show “Inside Edition” as a Junior Editor until July 2014 when he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Justin runs the Atlanta branch of Laconic Productions. Since arriving in Atlanta, Justin has been behind the lens for many music videos, films, and web series.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Jemonique Miller, also known as Jem, received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Media Studies with a concentration in film production from Clayton State University. She began working in the sports broadcasting field working on productions such as “Thursday Night Football” and “The Final Four Games,” but soon crossed over to film working on the hit web series “Threesome” and “The Single Life” Season 2. She has worked on many other projects as assistant director and continues to build her portfolio and resume as a future director.
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More than 20 years ago, Eric Seidel took his 25-plus years in the newsroom to the corporate boardroom. He has worked with some of the nation’s and world’s largest corporations and on their biggest projects. Eric helped prepare the top executives of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. during their successful competition for the world’s largest defense contract in history, the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35), and he worked with executives of Southern Nuclear Operating Co. as they made preparations to become the first U.S. utility in decades to be licensed for new nuclear generators by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eric also prepared Chevron executives for major media opportunities in the Far East and South America.
During his broadcast news and programming career, Eric hired and developed nationally syndicated radio/TV hosts, Sean Hannity and Clark Howard. He’s captured major awards, including the International Programming Award, a national Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists Award and several Radio-TV News Director Association Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Eric graduated the renowned University of Missouri School of Journalism. He’s worked in several major media markets, including New York City, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Baltimore and his native Washington, DC, where he was the U.S. Supreme Court Correspondent for CNN. Connect with Eric on his website, and on LinkedIn and Facebook.