MENTORS

JASON BRENTS

Volunteer Mentor, Ascension Media Partners
Founder, President, COO and Producer, One Door Studios

As OneDoor’s COO, Jason continues to oversee all of its entities, developing their in-house story properties and connecting OneDoor Studios with its various production partners, helping set OneDoor’s development funding and bank production financing.

DARRIN GRAY

Volunteer Mentor, Ascension Media Partners
CMO, Athletes in Action

Darrin Gray has been immersed in the world of strategic sports philanthropy and media for 30 years. Darrin is a professional speaker with a unique window into the Fatherhood, Mentoring and the NFL by virtue of his longstanding relationship with All Pro Dad, the national fatherhood program founded by Tony Dungy. Darrin serves as CMO of Athletes in Action and interacts regularly with NFL players, coaches, and alumni and has conducted programming with over half of the NFL franchises, the Super Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame and many other notable events and sponsors.


Darrin speaks on a variety of inspirational topics that include fatherhood, mentoring, faith, leadership, philanthropy that are grounded in the timeless practices and principles of Serving Leadership. Darrin co-authored The Jersey Effect, Beyond the World Championship about Tony Dungy’s Super Bowl XLI team. He resides near Indianapolis, and has been married to his wife Leslie for 27 years and together they have 4 children from 19-24 years of age.

DOUG SWIM

Volunteer Mentor, Ascension Media Partners
Member + Producer, Aqueduct Pictures

As a producer, senior business consultant, C level executive, Attorney, and Physician Assistant, Doug is a driver of business strategies which achieve sustainable revenues and minimize exposure to risk.

Recognized as a visionary leader who “makes a difference." Doug oversees all legal and business areas of Fiscal Sponsorships with Ascension Media Partners.


Doug lives in Oklahoma with his wife of 31 years, Staci, their four children and two dogs, Willow and Luna. He has a servant’s heart for those struggling with addictions and the family and friends that are in support of their recovery.

MICKEY SWORTZEL

Volunteer Mentor, Ascension Media Partners
Operations and Finance, New Eagle

Mickey is a driven Entrepreneur successful at developing operational areas, outlining business plans and creating effective company cultures. She is an innovative and strategic leader with a successful history of operating in complex, chaotic environments and achieving dramatic results.

CHRISTOPHER SHAWN SHAW

Volunteer Mentor, Ascension Media Partners
Owner + Filmmaker, Anchor Productions

Christopher Shawn Shaw is an award-winning filmmaker and owner of Anchor Productions. He helmed the recently released redemptive comedy, CHURCH PEOPLE, starring Thor Ramsey and Erin Cahill, featuring Stephen BaldwinWilliam ”Billy” BaldwinChynna PhillipsMichael MonksDonald FaisonJoey Fatone, and more. 


Christopher also produced, directed, and edited the hilarious comedy cooking show, SOMETHING SMELLS FUNNY™—hosted by Comedian Scott Wood, featuring special guests Victoria JacksonMark Christopher LawrenceJimmy Brogan, and Bobby Collins—streaming now for free on Tubi.

In between freelance film productions, CSS helps businesses, organizations, and individuals increase their visibility with high-quality and memorable video content, consulting and coaching, branding, and social media strategies. 

Christopher and his family reside in Northern California with their dog, Nugget. His favorite daily treat is Ghirardelli Intense Dark 72% Cacao chocolate. (Christopher’s, not Nugget’s. Chocolate is bad for pooches.)

THOMAS ELISHER

Volunteer Mentor, Ascension Media Partners
Vice President of Project Management, One Door Studios

Thomas has several years of high-level project management experience developing tools and standard operating procedures to maintain the scope, schedule, and budget for dozens of concurrent projects.

TYLER HARMAN

Growth Marketing, Rad Dad Founder

Tyler is a marketing and advertising expert who specializes in growing small startups into hundred-million-dollar brands. From fintech to e-commerce, entertainment, and fundraising, he knows how to tell the right story to grow companies through paid advertising, how to set up effective sales processes, how to refine business models, analyze and understand consumer behavior, and he has the track record to prove it. He is the perfect partner for founders and creators to help "dial in" and grow their businesses.

 

"The AMP Mentorship program has been an absolute answer to prayer. Our mentor was able to offer insights into the nitty-gritty details of our film, Into The Light, and make referral connections that will be integral to our documentary's distribution. Danielle Jones and the whole AMP team have servant's hearts and will help launch your project toward success."

Into the Light Team

 

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