gsmythMcMurray, PA, US
I have skills with professional video, film, photography. I have a knack for recognizing trends. Much of my work has been to identify, prepare, and deliver appropriate messages to end users of highly specific projects.
No silver spoons here. I’m proud that I started as beginner from a small mill town in PA and evolved to earn key titles ranging from "hey you" to project manager. My formal education includes a B.A., Masters, and Doctorate. My informal education has been life, travel, a personal wish list, and superb acquaintances. I prefer to be called Gary. My friends can call me anything they wish.
Colleagues describe me as personable, quick to adjust, willing to help, able to tell and take a joke. I don’t take well to, and I am personally not a “screamer.” I hold people to their word. I like to work—especially with talented and creative people, but I don’t care a hoot for so called “arteeists” who refuse to negotiate to reach a goal for the sole reason of “artist prerogative.”
I love visiting museums, historical places, and a good flea market, and have been known to screech tires when one appears. I’m good with and like working with my hands. Good tools of all sorts are my friends. They’re not for display. They are clean, tuned, used, and cared for.
I fix things. Perhaps my biggest talent is that I have the ability to noodle most things out but have the good sense to seek assistance when called for. I’m certainly not standoffish, but I appreciate space. When confronted with a difference of opinion, I want the opportunity to make my case. I do it for others and I expect no less.
Many people would agree that I have a good “eye” for stuff but I most often choose essential rather than popular. I travel when I can. I enjoy a mix of people and cultures but I also reserve the right to prefer the company of my animals to some humans.