Our Team

We’re so lucky that we get to partner with some of the best journalists, technologists and educators to create. Here is our A-team that allows us to think creatively and solve new technological challenges.

 
 
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Steve Johnson

FOUNDER

Steve is a photojournalist, technologist, professor and entrepreneur leading the charge in immersive storytelling across news organizations, non profits and universities.

Working with fellow journalists to write the manual on immersive storytelling, he has developed standards and practices, ethics guidelines and tools that are used among news organizations and universities nation-wide.

Before creating SeeBoundless in 2015, Steve taught journalism at The University of Florida and was a freelance photojournalist for The New York Times, The Miami Herald, Reuters, The Orlando Sentinel and ESPN.

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Brooke Van Dam

Director of Education and Partnerships

Brooke runs our education and research division which provides a variety of training for universities and organizations as well as looks at larger ethical issues in storytelling through our research.

Before joining SeeBoundless, Brooke was the faculty director and an associate professor of the practice at Georgetown University.

Brooke received her Ph.D. in Sociology from City University London. Her in International Journalism from the University of Westminster which included a documentary on the 2005 UK Parliamentary election.

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Contributors

 
Alexis making sure we make our press deadline for 3D objects.

Alexis making sure we make our press deadline for 3D objects.

Alexis Barnes

Producer + 3D Artists

Alexis produces a variety of work such as photogrammetry for AR, 360-degree videos and traditional videos. She is also the innovation project manager for the Emerging Technology Lab (ET Lab) at UNC’s School of Media and Journalism. Alexis’ work in 3D modeling has been critical to the production of The 2050 Project and other SeeBoundless work.

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Ryan in his favorite place - Lofoten, Norway.

Ryan in his favorite place - Lofoten, Norway.

Ryan Jones

Photographer + Environmental Specialist

Ryan is a freelance photographer based in Jacksonville, Fla., and recently completed an Interdisciplinary Ecology master’s degree at the University of Florida School of Natural Resources and Environment with a focus on wildlife conservation. With a background rooted in journalism and a passion for the environment, he hopes to bring the two together through his photography.

His work behind the 360-degree camera made GEARUP NC VR possible.

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Melissa on assignment in Tokyo.

Melissa on assignment in Tokyo.

Melissa Lyttle

Photojournalist + Drone Pilot

Melissa is the founder of APhotoADay and GeekFest, a member of Women Photograph, an International Women's Media Foundation US-Mexico border reporting fellow and grant recipient, the immediate Past President of the NPPA, and an Eddie Adams Workshop Alumna. She is also an FAA Part 107-certified drone pilot. Her work behind the camera and piloting was critical to the production of The 2050 Project.

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Alyson with her editing assistants in Gainesville, Fla.

Alyson with her editing assistants in Gainesville, Fla.

Alyson Larson

Videographer + Editor

Alyson is a filmmaker and editor based in Gainesville, Fla. She has worked for nonprofits across 4 continents producing short film work, created a documentary, “Dear Friend,” to promote a school on the outskirts of Delhi and enjoys a kick-ass cup of coffee.  

Her work in the edit bay has made SeeBoundless look stellar and our clients even better.

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