atgnat™ is focused on providing turn‐key advertising and marketing solutions for any client. Whether the need is for a logo design and business cards or full‐blown, knock‐your‐socks‐off high definition video production, we can deliver. What sets us apart is our ability to convey the message our clients want to send and do it in a way that makes everyone say, “Wow!” It doesn’t matter which industry or which market you are in because our unique ability to tell your story is what also makes atgnat™ different from the rest. Only you know what makes your business unique. Our job is to tell that story to the rest of the world using the most effective advertising and marketing solution possible. All the great names are taken, not the great ideas. That is atgnat™.
Heather started her television career as a one‐man‐band reporter at ABC‐affiliate KQTV in St. Joseph, Missouri. She shot, produced and edited all of her own stories. It took just one winter with blistering cold conditions and wind‐blown tears freezing to her eyelashes to convince her to head back to Texas.
She continued her career at KTXS, an ABC affiliate, in Abilene, Texas. Police and courts were her primary beats but she also reported on spot news and features. In fact, she stood in a pit full of rattlesnakes to get the perfect stand‐up!
Heather then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she freelanced for the NBC affiliate KVBC. She also worked for a television production company called CoverEDGE and produced a quarterly show for the flood control district. Heather has also reported for major conventions such as Comdex, Builder’s Show, Novell Brain Share and the International Council of Shopping Centers. She coached executives on their interviews and on‐camera appearance. She helped companies promote their products through a news‐style piece.
In Houston, Heather produced the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for the local chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association for five years. While at MDA, she was also responsible for event planning and fundraising and oversaw an annual budget of more than $4 million.
Heather has won several awards for her reporting and producing. Heather grew up in Indiana and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. For atgnat™, she wears all the hats: producer, writer, talent, and sales. No one puts it together like Heather.
Pat started in television with an internship at Houston’s local NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV. The internship quickly turned into a full‐time job that lasted nearly 13 years. He moved around the station to get experience in many departments including Sports, News, Production, Promotions and Sales.
He spent several years as the primary photographer and editor for the 30‐minute program called “What’s the Buzz with Roseann Rogers.” He was also the segment producer and did post production for the “Gimme the Mike!” series. He’s shot everything from commercials to feature stories to live TV. Pat shot a feature segment featuring George H.W. Bush for Saturday Night Live. He’s also shot and post-produced for two national non‐profits, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and United Negro College Fund. His famous saying is, “If they had a commercial on Channel 2, I’ve probably shot it.”
Pat has twice won best local commercial by the Houston Press. His editing is magical and he’s known in our office as the Jedi Editor. He can transform video to the internet without losing its high‐definition quality. In fact, the video hosting company for Disney called asking him for his tips. Pat also is known for his graphic design for both web and video. He is experienced in Flash, HTML, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Live Type, Motion, and DVD authoring tools like DVD Studio Pro. If you want to get Pat talking, just ask him about Rock Band on the XBOX360. He jams with his family every weekend.
For over thirty five years, Steve’s career has always been centered on bringing his clients’ marketing and advertising visions to reality- whether printed on paper, conveyed via the internet, or via digital media.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in both Art and English and now says that he has always been involved in the business of “pictures and words”!
Steve first enjoyed several years of marketing printing paper to graphic designers and wholesaling paper to all kinds of printers- including ten years of sales managment experience.
He has twice booked orders for over one million pounds of paper- and one of those orders manufactured in Slovenia!
Not able to keep from more deeply getting involved in the process, Steve joined the printing industry and subsequently managed small to large and simple to complex printing projects for a wide variety of clients across the country- constantly meeting deadlines and budgets while always delivering best levels of service and high quality graphic results.
Steve very early recognized the increasing trend in sales and marketing away from analog technologies and toward digital technologies. Building upon his print and graphic experience, he embarked on a sales and marketing career in the digital marketing space.
Steve says that he found atgnat because he,“wanted into the world of MOVING pictures!” Steve stays busy telling our story, while we stay busy telling our clients’ stories- with incredible hi-def video!!!
On occasion, we think Don is speaking in a foreign language. He is truly a guru of his field. As the Director of Information Technology for atgnat™, Don knows all the lingos and acronyms needed to make sure our websites are up and running without a flaw. He is responsible for maintaining a server that can stream HD video quickly and seamlessly. He has also configured web traffic analytical reports that can be provided to a client at anytime. Don and Pat worked together on video compression methods and technology to get the best looking quality HD video to stream over the internet with the most optimal buffering times and minimal file sizes. Together they have managed to display HD video larger than what you would even consider possible. Their ability to display HD video over the web years ago can beat most everything you see today, so you can only imagine what they are working on these days.
Don has more than 15 years of experience configuring various networks to abide by an array of compliance policies. He was and always is an engineer, constantly finding new and better ways to do things as technology advances over time. He is an experienced project manager and helps ensure our clients get the best return on investment. He has performed some of the world’s most difficult and complicated technology integrations, with systems that have spanned 5 continents with thousands of users, multiple languages, time zones, platforms, internet backbones, and much more (the works). He has even made Microsoft systems play nicely with IBM’s during a time where you were told that it could not be done. Don has always pushed the envelope with technology, forcing it to its limits utilizing an arsenal of technology at his disposal. He would be “that suit” that you would imagine walking through some ridiculously high‐security network data center with his briefcase, glasses and earpiece. Look, we really don’t know exactly what he does, but Don’s work is highly recognized for how well it functions and performs (it works).
Don is a graduate of the University of Houston.
Paul has more than ten years of experience in starting, operating, investing, and growing companies. He is also the founder and chief executive officer of several other privately held companies and serves on the board of directors for intraFUSION™. His approach joins operational know‐how with financial expertise and resources, combined with the ability to assemble talented, motivated, and creative teams of people resulting in a proven track record of highly successful ventures.
Paul graduated from The University of Houston, began his career in 1992 as a Registered Pharmacist, and started his first company in 1999. He splits his time between Houston and Park City, Utah, still finds time to be an active supporter of The James Burton Foundation and The Spondylitis Association of America and produce Honky Tonk records.