What is Mixed Reality? A digital medium consisting of immersive and interactive computer-generated environments and objects. Elements of the real world surroundings and virtually augmented environments are combined to create a mixed reality experience.
Telling stories that need to be told is our passion. Creating compelling interactive experiences is our platform. We have teamed up to combine our individual strengths - digital art and storytelling, technology, and historic research - to create memorable and thought-provoking mobile assisted experiences that combine meaningful stories with cutting edge visual technologies.
Our goal is to generate unique, mixed reality walking adventures that insert participants into a specific viewpoint. Seeing life through another's eyes is a way to help foster cultural awareness, understanding, and empathy and to encourage important conversations. Our creative, digital assisted exhibits are intended to appeal to all ages.
We also welcome creative collaborations with other non-profits whose missions align with our goals of telling meaningful, true stories.
SHANNON HART - PRESIDENT, FOUNDER & CREATIVE LEAD
With over 25 years experience in design, media, events and set construction, SHANNON HART comes from a background in feature film art departments (Pirates of the Caribbean) which morphed into producing Emmy-winning productions for non-profit organizations (United Nations WHO, UNHCR, OXFAM, ICMC).
Shannon enjoys the thrill of creating eye-popping exhibits and media content that provokes thought and emotion by combining art, history and technology.
Shannon holds a professional certification in Data Analytics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Shannon's media design portfolio can be found here.
MICHAEL D. REED - CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
MICHAEL REED has an extensive background working as a DBA developer with a current focus on Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics utilizing cutting edge products such as Power BI, Azure Data Factory, and AzureML.
Michael has deep knowledge of product design, development, configuration, implementation, deployment, tuning, automation, and presentation. He has a hands-on background in business management
which provides valuable insights that he applies to his work.
Michael also has extensive knowledge in 3D modeling and mobile app code development. His creative eye helps drive dynamic and engaging app design.
COURTNEY CRUM - CHIEF HISTORIC OFFICER (RESEARCH)
Historic Advisor and Cultural Coordinator, COURTNEY CRUM, is an expert in St. Augustine history and currently sits on the board of the St. Augustine Archaeology Association.
Courtney has conducted tours, planned events and created exhibits for the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, Florida Public Archaeology Network, Fountain of Youth, Flagler County Historical Society and the Cultural Anthropology Club of Flagler College.
Courtney is a graduate of Flagler College with a degree in Arts in History and Public History with a minor in Anthropology.
CINDY SMITH - FINANCIAL/BUDGET MANAGER, SPECIAL EVENTS
Special Events Financial Coordinator and Budget Manager,
CINDY SMITH, is an expert financial manager and advisor with over 35 years experience in the fields of banking and finance.
Cindy has a degree in Financial Management and Communications, was a past President of a Chamber of Commerce and member of Kiwanis and WIT (Women in Finance).
Cindy brings with her a significant amount of experience in
collaborating on a wide variety of cultural events.