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Tiffany Edwards

Business Manager

Nate Tomcik

Post-Production

Post-prduction

Growing up, Nate was inspired by the hundreds of documentaries he watched and has been editing media ever since.  As an editor he is technically focused with a strong sense of story— always looking to bring the two together. Besides editing, Nate creates motion graphics, manages multi-editor teams, and works on many other audio-visual post-production needs.

Tami has decades of experience working in the video and film industry. As a Producer and Production Manager she has worked on projects that generate content for television commercials, films, print advertising, corporate marketing and the web. She is responsible for coordinating and supervising all facets of production including administrative, financial, technical details and logistics. Tami has worked with award winning directors on projects that inform, educate and entertain with global brands such as Nike, Fed Ex, Mastercard, Wal-Mart and Sony and PBS. Tami thrives in a creative environment while exhibiting attention to detail, teamwork and interpersonal skills. She is dedicated to keeping the project on track, on time and on budget.

Tami Jones

Senior Producer

Tami Jones Senior Producer

With a career spanning 36-years in broadcasting, Tim retired in 2021 as President of Nexstar communications and brings a world-class level of expertise in the areas of content development, business operations and distribution.

Timothy Busch

Executive Producer

Timothy Busch

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 Mike was given a camera by his parents in sixth grade, and has never looked back by telling stories “through the lens”. Since founding the 5 Stones Group in 2002, Mike and his team have won 18 EMMY awards for their work and are continually hired by the world’s largest brands. Building on that foundation, Mike has expanded the firm’s storytelling work and is creating unique, relevant and story-driven content for television that positively impacts the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. The place where real change can occur.

Mike Edwards

Founder

Joe Ashley

Writer

In his 50-year career in communications, Joe Ashley has been a broadcast and newspaper journalist, a government public information officer, an advertising copywriter, a lyricist, and a script writer for video and film. A native of Charleston, WV, Joe has lived in Columbus, OH, since 1969. Over the years his work has won numerous awards from the Associated Press, the Columbus Advertising Federation, the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and other professional organizations. Since 2003 he has worked as an independent contractor writing and doing voice-over work for a variety of clients. Career highlights include: writing the lyric for “Ohio, the Heart of It All” in 1983; writing the lyric for a song sung by the late John Denver at the first-ever United Nations Environmental Awards in NYC in 1991; being a finalist in the live event scripting category of the international New York Festival Awards in 1999 for a “mini-musical” script and lyrics he wrote about the Wright Brothers; writing lyrics in 2000 and 2001 for songs commissioned by NASCAR honoring the winners of the Winston Cup; and, most recently, writing and narrating the 2014 EMMY Award-winning historical documentary “Searching for Augusta,” a 5 Stones Group/Jasmine Avenue production now airing on PBS stations around the country.

Shawn Tegtmeier

Editor, Motion Graphics

Josh Fronduti

Editor, Director of Photography

Chris Martin

Director of Photography

Joe Hammers

Director of Photography

Maddy McHugh

Editorial

Jeremy Steckel

Music, Audio Mixing

Shawn Tegtmeier graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Time Based Media. Along with video editing and motion graphics, he has a background in illustration, graphic design and music composition. Shawn lives with his wife Kae, and two cats in Columbus, Ohio.

Josh is passionate about telling good stories through film. He appreciates the diversity that comes with each new project, and the relationships that grow as a result of working together. Figuring out how to grow, change, and connect with others is part of the fun. His work behind the camera has taken him to Cambodia, Peru, Honduras, Mexico, and numerous locations in the United States. He hopes that his filmmaking adventures will take him to Italy sometime in the near future. As an editor, Josh’s obsessive quest for artistic storytelling and perfectly captured moments creates a product that consistently exceeds client expectations.

Chris Martin is a 2-time Emmy Award winning cinematographer who is passionate for the art of film and story telling. He has been working in production since 2002, including spending 5 years in Los Angeles working on projects such as the feature documentary “The Biggest Little Farm” (Hulu, Amazon) which made the Oscar short list for Best Documentary and won Best Cinematography at the 2018 Critic’s Choice Awards. He specializes in how a shot should not only look, but feel emotionally and knows how to bring a story to life through the lens. One of his favorite projects he has gotten to work on is the documentary “Searching or Augusta”, which he worked side by side with Mike Edwards on. Chris now resides in Columbus, OH and loves to spend time with his 3 kids teaching them all about his love for cinema. 

Maddy joined the 5 Stones team after spending six years in Los Angeles as a staff editor for several social media companies, specializing in YouTube and Instagram content.  She lead a post team of 12, delivering weekly 30 minute episodic content.  Maddy developed a style which has been mimicked and replicated as a standard across the YouTube space.  She helped grow her clients viewership into the 10s of millions thanks to her understanding of engagement and retention strategies.  What really makes Maddy a great editor is her intuitive understanding of storytelling; how to create an emotional connection to the subject for the viewer.  Maddy lives in Downtown Columbus with her boyfriend and 2 fur babies.

Jeremy Steckel is a musician and audio engineer residing in Columbus, Ohio. After signing a contract with a well-known record label in 2011, Jeremy left Columbus for a few years to tour nationally with a band he co-founded in 2008. After leaving the band, Jeremy settled back in Columbus and started his own recording studio called Revelator Sound. Most of Jeremy's work is focused on developing artists and bands, and helping them craft their albums in the studio. He also is active in writing and arranging custom music scores for film, as well as various sound design work for film.

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