After graduating with a degree in social work, Jeff Hatley found his passion: sharing ideas through video. He’s enjoyed everything from camera to newscasts, commercials to classes. He started his career in his home state of Montana in television, where he won local, state, and national awards for his commercial production and also worked as the newscast director. He transitioned to distance learning at the university level, where in addition to broadcasting and recording classes, he worked with the university’s IT Help Desk and taught an undergraduate class in animation. Jeff was also co-owner of Story Weavers, a marketing company that served clients across the United States. When he and his family moved to North Carolina, Jeff became a Studio Manager and then Digital Media Specialist with a talented group of DEEPsters at the Distance Education Program of NCSSM, where he has served since 2005. His Montana background ideally suited him to be a trouble-shooting, fix-it guy – always ready to lend a hand. In his off-time Jeff enjoys the outdoors, walking, playing music, learning new skills, enjoying adventures with his wife and a montage of a blended goofy family including two kids, two grandkids, two doggies, and one bossy cat.