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Russell Sparkman
President/CEO, Digital Photographer

Russell Sparkman is the founder of FusionSpark Media and One World Journeys. Mr. Sparkman began his career in photography as a staff photographer at Northeastern University in Boston where he also received a bachelor of science degree in Political Science. He later served as an instructor at the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine, before moving to Nagoya, Japan, where he became a sought-after consultant, author, and speaker in digital imaging trends and technology. Mr. Sparkman is the co-author of the book Essentials of Digital Photography and has played a significant role in the growth of the professional digital photography industry in Japan. Mr. Sparkman is a founding member of the Multimedia Consortium of Central Japan (MCCJ) and serves on its Board of Directors.
Michael Zilber
V.P. of Technology

Michael Zilber oversees all aspects of FusionSpark Media's web technology and development as well as key components of field production for One World Journeys expeditions. Originally from Boston, Mr. Zilber relocated to California in the early 1990's and experienced a variety of careers including caring for sharks at Marine World Africa USA. He launched his career in the Internet world by working on the award-winning virtual expedition site TerraQuest. He later started WOBE Productions, based in Sausalito, Calif., as a web design company specializing in travel and photography web sites, and has worked with clients such as Yahoo and Casio Research. Prior to joining FusionSpark Media, Michael managed the World Photo Gallery, an 8,000 member web photo critique site.
Jade Michael Carter
Director of Interactive Design - Japan

Jade Carter has been working at the leading edge of interactive media design and planning since the early days of the Internet boom in Japan, spearheading numerous online projects for major Japanese corporations including the Toyota Motor Corporation, Yamaha Corporation, and NGK, to name a few. Mr. Carter has passed the highest level Japanese Language Proficiency Test and has expanded his professional activities to include translation, interpretation, and bilingual narration in addition to design. Mr. Carter, who in recent years has channelled his diverse talents into producing multilingual promotional media content for Japanese audiences, will play a role in localizing FusionSpark Media content for the Japanese market.
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Gregorio Amaro
Art Director

Goyo Amaro is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and currently has his own graphic design company called GOYO Graphic Design. He has ten years experience as an art director/designer on all three U.S. coasts. Throughout this period he worked on a diverse mix of projects including identity systems, periodical design, packaging exhibits and web sites. He has created work for a wide variety of clients including Northeastern University, Outside Magazine, Latino USA and Time Warner Corporation. He has also worked with other design firms, including May & Co., Good Design, Stark + Scott Advertising.
Kevin T. Sparkman
Co-founder, Vice President of Marketing

Kevin Sparkman is responsible for FusionSpark Media’s marketing and public relations programs. Prior to joining FSM, he served as Director of Community Relations for the Gift of Life Donor Program, America's largest organ donor program. At Gift of Life, Sparkman managed all aspects of the program's marketing, public affairs and media relations activities; he also was responsible for the organization's legislative affairs. Mr. Sparkman has more than 15 years of experience in public relations in both the agency and non-profit sectors and has received special recognition and awards for his work in communications and public relations. Mr. Sparkman received a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia.
RoseAnn Alspektor
Vice President of Business Operations and Licensing

RoseAnn Alspektor's corporate and entrepreneurial experience plays an important role in the development of FusionSpark Media’s strategic alliances. Ms. Alspektor's experience in new and interactive media began in the mid-1980s when she worked for AT&T Consumer Products developing interactive user interface guidelines for collaborations with CompuServe, national newspaper syndicates such as Times-Mirror and Knight-Ridder, and others. She later joined Pixar Animation Studios as Marketing Communications Manager. In 1991, Ms. Alspektor founded The Valis Group, where she led efforts to develop, publish, and market award-winning software products, two of which were subsequently acquired by major software firms.
  Marian Blue
Editor, writer

Marian Blue, working as staff and freelance columnist and editor in the US and the Caribbean since 1972, has published award-winning essays, journalism, fiction, and poetry in newspapers such as The Christian Science Monitor ; in magazines such as Cruising World and Wildlife Conservation Magazine and Snowy Egret; in books such as Tiller & The Pen (8th Moon Press) and A Hundred White Daffodils (Graywolf Press). In 1993, she co-founded Blue & Ude Writers Services which works with authors internationally; in addition to writing and editing, she currently teaches for Writers Digest Schools and for Skagit Valley College on Whidbey Island, WA.
  How it Works
Integrated Media Communications

Thanks to Chris Terrell and his superb team – Neil Berg, Tori Siegel, and Harry Ralph – for their assistance and technical prowess during the building of The Jaguar: Lord of the Mayan Jungle.
Laura Canby
Production Assistance

Laura Canby is a writer/graphic designer who brings to the field of web design 18 years of public relations and print communications experience, primarily in the field of healthcare. She holds a triple degree in journalism, public relations and communications and is currently working as a freelancer while enjoying life on beautiful Whidbey Island.
  Special Credits and Thanks:

Noriko Sparkman and Yuko Elliot in Nagoya, Japan for all the hard work in making the Japanese translations possible.

Thanks to Angela & Marko and the team at Editars for all there detailed hard work in making the Spanish translation possible.

180 Varick St. 15th floor
NYC, NY 10014
Email: editars@aol.com

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