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. Iâ€™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 donâ€™t take well to, and I am personally not a â€śscreamer.â€ť I hold people to their word. I like to workâ€”especially with talented and creative people, but I donâ€™t care a hoot for so called â€śarteeistsâ€ť who refuse to negotiate to reach a goal for the sole reason of â€śartist prerogative.â€ť
I love visiting museums, historical places, and a good flea market, and have been known to screech tires when one appears. Iâ€™m good with and like working with my hands. Good tools of all sorts are my friends. Theyâ€™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. Iâ€™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 â€śeyeâ€ť 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.