About Us

At Life's Eyes Media, we hire for skills and shared values and that's pretty much it.


People perform best when they can be their unapologetic selves. We're intentional on building a values-based, diverse workforce culture fully open to expressing creativity.

We are not your run-of-the-mill production creatives.

What makes us different?

We build our business by nurturing relationships. We listen closely and strive to exceed their expectations.

We have built our reputation on our capacity to deliver top-notch dynamic projects on time.

We have multiple decades of experience, from former on-camera talent to reality show producers to documentarians, to award-winning editors and directors. Not only do we have the right tools, we have the right people for each job.
We work within the means of our clients. We strive to use your money like it was our own…being responsible and frugal.

Our Story

Each of the Life's Eyes Media team members are handpicked to work here. And, not only do they work here, they thrive here.

Our Team

Kristan Getsy
Founder/Executive Producer

Our founder and Executive Producer is a former tv reporter & anchor. Now she's a communications coach and trainer also. She never knew that marketing minor in college was going to come in so handly. Kristan uses the learned skills and the earned skills to help Life's Eyes Media's clients.

Kristan is the founder, CEO and president of Life's Eyes Media. She brings a vast, award-winning media background to the table. Kristan is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University (bachelor's degree in journalism, with a minor in marketing). She has more than 12 years of broadcasting experience including time as a radio personality, reporter and news director, and television reporter and anchor. She worked in Alexandria, Louisiana; Ruston, Louisiana; Savannah, Georgia; and, Houston, Texas before moving to Greater Cincinnati. During her broadcast career, Kristan won 18 Associated Press awards including two first places in "Best Newscast", two first places in "Spot News Coverage", a first place in "Best Sound" and a first place in "Feature Reporting." And on a personal note, Kristan was named to the Forty Under 40 class of 2010 by the Cincinnati Business Courier and was honored as a YWCA Rising Star in 2009. Now, she oversees the day-to-day operations of Life's Eyes Media, taking a hands-on approach to many projects.

Kristan utilizes techniques and skills from her more than 3 decades of real-world experience, on camera and behind the scenes of 100's of shoots, to engage audiences. Kristan says, "My talent is helping others to see who they are and how they can shine. My gift is bringing out the best in my team members and my clients. Every step of the process is fun, but the satisfaction comes in the happy dance when projects or events are completed and customers are satisfied."

Ashlee Mello
Creative Director

Under the mentorship of Emmy award-winning stylist Rebecca Weinberg, Ashlee cultivated over a decade of expertise in art direction for film, video, and commercial work. Joining the Amazon.com/Fashion launch team, she played a pivotal role in setting industry standards for on-figure apparel imaging, contributing to the creation of the world's largest fashion photo and video imaging studio in Brooklyn, NY.

Transitioning into production at Amazon, she led the planning and asset development for multiple high-volume image capturing sets daily,
implementing process improvements that resulted in nearly $2M in cost savings for the imaging studio.

Post-Amazon, Ashlee returned to freelancing, identifying the necessity for meticulous production planning in the creative space. Motivated by a commitment to cost-effective and efficient outcomes without compromising creativity, she launched her own media production company, Day Twosday.

With over 20 years of varying production experience, Ashlee's clients have included: Amazon, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Conair, P&G, NTT Data, Publix, and more. Her first independently funded feature film, where she served as lead producer and assistant director, released in theaters nation wide summer of 2023.

Mark Ramey
Chief Videographer

Mark is a 15-year veteran video producer. He has toted his camera gear all over the world, including stops in Chile, South America and South Africa.

Mark has worked with some of Life's Eyes Media's larger clients, such as Cintas and AAA, from concept to completion. His vast portfolio includes hundreds of TV commercials, documentaries, workout videos, wedding videos and industrial videos. Over the past 20 years, Mark has been involved with all of the video production process, including conceptual design, writing, shooting, lighting and editing.

Sasha Cochran
Videographer/On-Camera Talent

Sasha is just as comfortable behind the camera as she is in front of the camera. She produces, shoots, edits and can play the on-camera talent. She has produced thousands of commercial productions, coordinated clients projects from start to finish and managed production crews. Many of those who work with her behind the scenes say her work ethic is second to none and her joy is contagious. In fact she helped successfully create and launch programming for two cable networks. Not only is she referred to as 'The Face of Northern Kentucky' with her on-camera hosting abilities and experience, but she is also a contributing voiceover artist in the industry.

Jeff Winkelman
Post Producer

Jeff got his start in video production more than 20 years ago while in high school. He didn't like to talk in front of a class, so he convinced the teacher to let him make silly videos to tell the stories… and then he actually became a teacher! Since then, Jeff has enjoyed working with a variety of clients selling expensive medical equipment, promoting businesses, and raising money for an orphanage in Africa or disaster relief around the world. He believes he has the greatest job in the world because he gets to meet great people, help them realize their visions, and then he gets to play with really awesome toys! He's been part of many award winning productions with Life's Eyes Media.

John Laroche
Graphic Design/Animation

With over 30 years of production experience, John manages all things graphics. He sees the big picture and then animates it, or he sees the brand and amplifies it. He specializes as a Motion Graphic Designer/Editor. He's very experienced in After Effects, 2D, 2.5D animation. and some 3D animations.


As the lead driving force behind most of our event productions, Jim produces and directs our live or live to tape multi camera events for television/cable/web or business theater.

His career started in television where every second counted. Timing is everything and perfection is aim. When someone is working to reach and keep the attention of a large audience, attention to detail is a must. That's why Jim is the perfect director at the helm of our events.

Wes Hawthorne
Chief Financial Officer with C&H Audio Visual, a partner of Life's Eyes Media

Wes has been with C&H for over 20 years, starting as a technician and working into management roles. Wes handles accounting, human resources and benefits administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University.

Brian Payne
Chief Technology Officer with C&H Audio Visual, a partner of Life's Eyes Media

Brian has 30 years experience in the industry. His professional career started at the River Park Center in Owensboro in 1994. Since that time, he has managed productions for Presidents, top touring acts and the Dalai Lama. Brian handles sales and oversees investment in new technology to keep Life's Eyes MEdia and C&H as premier providers in the region.

Corey Smith
Chief Services Officer

Corey has 25 years experience in the industry. His professional experience began as a touring sound engineer for the Blue Apple Players. Corey has managed audio visual services for some of the largest convention facilities in the country. He currently handles sales and ensures that Life's Eyes Media and C&H is delivering first class service across the board. Corey holds a RecW certification from the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio.

We are building an inclusive culture…

Because diversity makes sense. For our employees. For our customers. For our shareholders.

At Life's Eyes Media, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive and performance oriented culture that encourages all of our people to contribute to their fullest potential. The heart and soul of our company has always been our people. Over the years, our employees and contractors have been integral to our success by living and working with a consistent set of core values.

We embrace personal differences–whether they be race, gender, age, religion, culture, ethnicity, veteran status, national origin or physical ability–and the benefits that an array of backgrounds, cultures and thinking styles bring to our organization. Diversity drives our sourcing decisions too as we remain committed to sourcing from small, minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and service valtrex disabled-owned suppliers.

While the world and our business will continue to change rapidly, we recognize that our continued success at competing for new customers and attracting the best employees will depend on understanding, accepting and embracing diversity.

Our company has benefited from the various cultural insights and perspectives of the geographies and communities in which we do business.

A diverse, inclusive workforce brings a broader range of ideas to the table. When employees share their unique perspectives, creativity thrives. Good ideas become great ideas. It helps us to better understand our customers. Our customers become confident in our ability to represent them. When our workforce mirrors the demographics of the people we serve – when we can walk in their shoes – we can create products and services that solve their unique challenges.