Greg Flessing is Founder and Senior Partner of Fresh Air Media. After many years of live event experience in the 1970's, the Principals of Fresh Air began using video production tools in the "dark ages" of ¾” tape and endless edits. Heavy cameras and multiple cases of support equipment. We created videos of all types, from product demonstrations to training. Large multi-camera live events in football stadiums in the US and numerous, major international cities to single-camera, remote shoots in villages often buried in some the most forgotten parts of the world. In each case, message and quality were the first priority, which was defined by strong creative content and excellent customer service.
Along the way, we understood that everyone has a story to tell, and our task was to help that happen in the best possible way, then to share it using the most appropriate delivery systems. This started with cassettes and DVD’s, moved to broadcast television, and has continued to emerge in satellite simulcast and internet streaming delivery. It has continued to morph into live event support and project management.
Our role: Crafting your Story, Delivering your Message. This means attention to details, careful follow up, and managing the logistics. Creative. Focused. Relational. Driven by the deep awareness that God is at work in and through his followers.
Through this approach we have enjoyed long-term relationships with our clients. Folks like the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Global Leadership Summit, Purpose Driven Churches, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Promise Keepers, Lausanne Congress, Association of Christian Schools International and, of course, World Vision International. There are many others. For some, it is a specific annual project, for others it is multiple projects a month over many years. We’ve worked with start-ups and initial concepts, as well as long-established corporations, organizations and government agencies. These clients have been located all over the United States, and in many cases, all over the world. Many have been Christian, non-profit organizations for whom every dollar counts. This has shaped a cost-consciousness that is evident in every project.
As a Location Scout and Manager for television commercials for over 30 years, Lorin has participated in hundreds of projects in the international and national commercial market. He has scouted locations and supervised projects around the world, from within all 50 states to the streets of Prague, icebergs in Iceland, the most scenic spots of New Zealand, and to the towering skyscrapers of Hong Kong. He has been both the public face of a production company to a community and the chief negotiator for the initiation of contracts, permits, and releases. He builds relationships and acts as a liaison for all entities of a project.
In his role as Location Manager, he has managed locations and logistics to support major national and international film and video production for commercial spots. This includes managing all aspects of interaction with the physical location and the community while helping to establish budgets for on-location expenses and managing that budget.
Lorin also works as the Artistic/Managing Director of PPC Entertainment. In this position, Lorin has coordinated international travel for this group and dozens of others—he has led ten trips to Europe in the last twelve years. Trips included Ireland, Spain, England, Scotland, Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. His responsibilities for these trips were wide-ranging and included the planning of all travel arrangements, securing in-country concert venues, pre-concert publicity, establishing and managing budgets, and all other logistics.
Lorin is a significant member of the Fresh Air Media team for event management.
Melinda Douros, a graduate of Stanford University, has been involved in volunteer coordination activities for non-profit and community based organizations over many years. For the past 10 years, she has managed the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program in Nevada County, California. Besides program and staff management, she recruits, screens, trains, and closely supervises community volunteers who are matched with children who have been victims of abuse and neglect in their homes and who have open cases in dependency court.
With the highly sensitive and emotional task of advocating and speaking for vulnerable children in foster care, Melinda must continually educate and support the volunteers who work directly with the children, their families, social workers, educators, mental health and medical providers, attorneys, and judges. She works directly with child welfare professionals and judges on system improvements, and recently started a program to provide mentors to youth who are incarcerated in the juvenile justice system.
Previous to her work with the CASA program, Melinda coordinated both adult and teen volunteers to present a school-based curriculum designed to educate preschool and elementary school aged children about sexual abuse and bullying. Melinda has also coordinated volunteers in church and music programs as well as large parenting support groups.
Melinda serves as the Chairwoman of the Nevada County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission and is on the board of directors of Heartsent Adoptions in Orinda, California. Melinda and her husband, Lou, are parents to five children, three of whom are adopted, and 2 grandchildren.
Jantina relates to people in unusual circumstances. During her college years, she traveled with several professional music groups, doing live concert events in churches, colleges, civic clubs and major television specials. The later experience opened the door to working as the Executive Assistant to one of the most active producers on the NBC Television Studio Lot in Burbank, California. They produced multiple specials for Christian organizations and developed several "Movies of the Week" for network showings. In many of these settings, she was called upon to coordinate the hospitality and relationship-building opportunities for these entities and events.
After moving to Northern California in the early 80's, she helped run and support a regional catering business, and worked as the Executive Assistant at Fresh Air Media. During these years the organization managed multiple large, complex events in the United States and major cities around the world. She will help folks feel "at home", even in a new environment.
Lou Douros has led a long career as a freelance creative professional. His faith in Jesus Christ and commitment to story design and the human condition are the core values that inform his relationships, life direction, and drives his pursuit of excellence.
In 1989 Lou created This Side Up, a student event Jim Burn’s National Institute of Youth Ministry hosted annually for nearly a decade. He wrote, directed, and executed the inspirational event that presented nationally known Christian bands, plenary speakers, and workshop leaders for some 14,000 students packed into the Long Beach Arena in Southern California.
Greg Flessing, founder of Fresh Air Media, hired Lou as a freelance writer and video producer after he and his wife, Melinda, moved their family north to the Sacramento area. Shortly thereafter, Fresh Air brought him on full time and he spent the next nine years as one of the company’s Senior Producers.
That role sent Lou to some 21 countries as a producer/director for remote production and event support for some of the world’s most notable Christian organizations. He and other Fresh Air Media crews filmed in difficult locations including war zones and natural disaster relief efforts. Lou was on Fresh Air’s traveling team that managed all aspects of production for Promise Keepers, and served as a location producer for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Global Missions in Essen, Germany and San Juan Puerto Rico.
Most recently, Lou has served as Stage Manager for the latest three World Vision International Triennial Councils. He assisted Greg Flessing in Arusha, Tanzania, Bogota, Colombia, and Manilla, Philippines. Lou continues to create story-driven content for his many clients as a freelance creative digital producer. As an award-winning, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, he is currently developing three independent unscripted narrative documentaries that focus on human choice and global impacts.
Aaron is a production person.
Growing up in a production environment, he has worked on events, great and small, for nearly 20 years. His comfort with live event audio, lighting and video production merge with live event needs, allowing for smooth delivery of content to Imag Screens and streaming audiences.
For several years he worked as the graphics operator for live Promise Keepers events in professional football and basketball venues, with as many as 80,000 attendees. He has worked with many major Christian, non-profit organizations, and was staff video production manager at one of the largest churches in California. Along with single and multi-camera direction, he is a certified Jib Operator and Drone Pilot.
Aaron has provided production support for the past three Triennial Councils, starting with 2013 in Arusha, Tanzania. He was worked in 20 countries globally, spending nearly three weeks in Cape Town, South Africa for the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation in 2010.