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The Team

The Media Street Team

So that you may better appreciate the experience and credibility of Media Street Productions, the following are short profiles of our team.

In addition, a talented group of contract editors, directors, videographers, and producers are always on hand for technical, production and creative support on larger scale projects.

Jennifer Jones

President

Jennifer is the Founder and President of Media Street Productions, and a proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland.

Her talents have strengthened Rotary reach and impact, through many roles including as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, RI Vice President, and co-chair of the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign.

Jennifer is a leader in cultivating “experiential fundraising” opportunities such as Rotary’s Polio Golf Day with Jack Nicklaus in Jupiter, Florida, USA, which raised over $5.25 million for polio eradication in one day. Or, the innovative, virtual COVID-19 #RotaryResponds event that raised money for COVID-19 relief projects and showcased Rotary’s response across the globe.

Working alongside political figures, celebrities and global leaders, she uses her voice to raise awareness and hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate disease, support peace and provide clean water and sanitation in developing areas of the world. Her skill as an expert storyteller inspires hope and promise and motivates people to take action.

She has received many honours and recognitions including Rotary’s Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award – a first for a Canadian.

Jennifer is married to Rotarian Nick Krayacich a local family physician. They share a love for many things including travel, cycling, golf and relaxing at their family cottage; and they share a thirst for adventure, which has included cresting the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

Kelly Blais

Chief Executive Officer

With over 25 years of experience in Entertainment and Business Management – Kelly is the one who ensures excellence is achieved at every stage of the production process. Passionate, dedicated and focused – she is the “go to” for all of Media Street’s projects. From client relations and budget development to producing and creative execution, Kelly’s multi-dimensional background makes her a key asset in overseeing the workings of this company that she’s made her home away from home.

A community advocate, Kelly is engaged with issues such as animal rights and awareness. She is the Director of Communications & Social Media for Golden Rescue and is actively involved in her community, contributing much of her time and skills set to many not-for-profit and local organizations, as a board member, committee member and volunteer.

Jarrod Ferris

Videographer/Editor

Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Jarrod lives and breathes film and filmmaking. A multiple award-winning director and cinematographer, Jarrod has over 20 years of experience behind a camera. As a graduate of Sheridan College’s film production program in 1999, Jarrod has directed over 20 short films and shot more than 80 commercials.

Today, Jarrod uses his love of classic movies and knowledge of film theory to bring a cinematic eye to contemporary corporate and commercial video, always searching for fresh perspectives to augment tried and true techniques. Jarrod has a deep love of animals and a formidable collection of hot sauces. In his spare time, Jarrod also likes to write screenplays and produce electronic music.

Jakob Skrzypa

Videographer/Editor

Jakob is an award-winning screenwriter, editor, and director who has written and directed over thirty shorts as part of the comedy duo Fun Uncle, these films have earned him various festival awards and have been featured on Funny or Die. Additionally, he’s worked on major television productions including the reality TV juggernaut Survivor, the Adult Swim series Decker, Big Brother Canada, as an editor for NYC-based Troma Entertainment (The Toxic Avenger) and on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series Nathan For You.

Jakob graduated from the University of Windsor with a double major in Film and History, with a minor in German language. Locally, he has been the recipient of multiple Best Film awards at the WIFF 48 Hour flick fest, and has spent summers teaching filmmaking to children at the Windsor Film Camp for Kids & Youth.

Judi Lacey

Accounting/Administration

When she’s not golfing, gardening, camping or making the rest of the office jealous with photos of “her beach” – Judi is ensuring that invoices get sent properly and all the bills get paid. With over 40 years’ experience in insurance, finance and administration in both the US and Canada – she has been an asset to the Media Street team since 2007.

Prior to her career at Media Street Judi studied at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, majoring in fashion Illustration and textiles. She is also a member of the Kingsville Horticultural Society, Naturalized Habitat Network of Essex County and Windsor, Cedar Island Yacht Club.

Melissa Thompson

Production Manager

Melissa is a girl who wears many hats. Not literally, she really doesn’t look good in them. She is however, the first point of contact for everyone coming through Media Street’s doors and will more than likely be the first friendly “hello” you’ll receive when you call. From shoot schedules and planning to much e-mail correspondence – Melissa also plays an important role in the day to day organization here at Media Street

Melissa graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts and prior to her job at Media Street, gained extensive experience in customer service and worked many years writing and doing voice over work for radio.