Travis Stevens - Director (Trailer)
TRAVIS STEVENS is a man of broad horizons. With a Mom from Middle Missouri and a Dad from Santa Barbara, California, Travis grew up just about everywhere in between. After graduating with a BA in History, he decided that living life was the best education of all. Taking experiences learned in the US Army and other places, he has used his skills to thrill for a wide range of organizations, from Nickelodeon to smaller independent projects. Raised on a steady diet of 50's and 60's era westerns, samurai movies, and horror flicks, he hopes to bring his passions to a whole new realm of artistic fusion. A director by trade and a producer by necessity, he was impressed by Eric Stein's commitment and excitement and wanted to pitch in all of his wide range of skills in to bringing Everdawn to life.
Dr. Mark Spaggins - Composer (Trailer)
Mark Spraggins is an award-winning composer and music producer with over 20 years experience creating music for the stage and screen. He holds a Master of Music degree in composition from Butler University, and a Doctor of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music. Mark began composing in his early teens, and wrote his first large orchestral work at age 18. In 2000, he won the international "Macro Competition" for his choral work "Mass", and had his music performed live on KUSC (Los Angeles). He has been commissioned from groups such as the the Indianapolis Youth Symphony, the Westbrook Quartet (string quartet), Cantoria (choir), the USC Percussion Ensemble, and others. Recent choral performances include concerts in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Florence, Venice, Baltimore, New York (Carnegie Hall), and Los Angeles. Television credits include music for “Empires of Industry” (History Channel) and “The Grand Tour” (A&E Network). Mark has performed extensively on piano in both the classical and jazz realms, including the works of John Cage. Mark is currently Director of Music Technology, and Chair of the Music Department at California Lutheran University. He has previously taught at the University of California Riverside (composition), and the University of Southern California (theory and orchestration). He currently resides in Thousand Oaks California.
Kurt Porter - Editor (Trailer)
Kurt Porter grew up in Southern California and has been a television editor for more than 15 years. He has edited hundreds of hours of broadcast TV. He has also written and produced for many shows including Vegas gambling shows and true crime shows such as Women Behind Bars and Prison Diaries. A mutual friend introduced him to Eric and one of the Everdawn producers, and the rest is Everdawn history! He has edited our incredible trailer!
Jeffrey Shaner - Illustrator (Novel)
Jeffrey Shaner is a graduate of California Lutheran University with his bachelor’s degree in music education, and is currently studying for his master’s degree in Choral Conducting and Cal State University Los Angeles. When not working costumer service Jeffrey enjoys drawing, cooking and making others laugh. Jeffrey is currently working as assistant choral director at Los Cerritos Middle School and Saint Patrick’s Episcopal church in Thousand Oaks. After
receiving his California teaching credential Jeffrey hopes to teach choral music at the middle or high school levels.
Tom Puckett - Editor (Novel)
Tom Puckett first made the acquaintance of Eric Stein in 2010 at auditions for a production of Romeo & Juliet. That night, Tom was thinking, one of the perks in doing this show will be the opportunity to work with this extraordinarily gifted Shakespearean. Not only were they both cast, Tom’s big scene (actually his only scene, a fleeting moment or two) was opposite Eric. The story is well known how one night backstage, he said to Eric, “You’re a writer aren’t you,” more a statement than question. He had guessed right. The world of the theatre was not large enough to contain Eric’s many talents. These two, a generation apart, both actor/writers, Eric a toddler at the time Tom (already in his mid-thirties) graduated from UCLA with a BA in English. The author of four novels and a book editor for the past eight years, Tom was honored to have an early look at Everdawn. “It’s more than just well-written,” he concluded, “it’s innovative, magical, he’s created a whole new universe whose language pushes the envelope in the most delightful ways.” Tom likes to think that he “discovered” Eric, though Eric’s mom and dad, along with wife Melanie, really have first bragging rights. Eric has been extremely helpful to Tom in many ways; as a speech coach, videographer, tech wizard, “much like a mentor,” Tom says, and “as Everdawn’s editor, I am thrilled at the chance to return the favor.”