ABOUT STEPHANIE SULLIVAN
is a Community TV/Documentary Producer in San Diego who has volunteered for 8 years, producing over 22 TV Programs and Documentaries.
Stephanie has an incredible passion to help other volunteers that are involved with the Community of San Diego. Stephanie’s Family is from Des Moines, Iowa. Her Father, Robert Sullivan, is one of the inventors of the
machines that produce the strip on the back of the Driver’s License! He has two degrees in Mechanical Engineering and
has traveled the world as an Entrepreneur working for RCA, Ampex and Eastman Kodak Company to name a few!
Stephanie was married at 16 years old and had her daughter, Chandra Kaye Miller. Shortly
thereafter, her marriage ended and at 19 years old she moved from the Bay Area to join her Father who was working for Eastman
Kodak Company in San Diego. She then began her 21-year career with
the Spin Physics Division of Eastman Kodak Company. She later worked for Motion Analysis Systems Division, Eastman
Kodak Company where she was an Executive Assistant to the General Manager and several Chief Executives. Over the past
30 years, Stephanie has been an Executive Assistant for several other leading companies in San Diego. She is currently
the Executive Assistant to Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, Son of Legendary Science Fiction Producer, Gene Roddenberry,
whose television series, “Star Trek” changed the face of television. Stephanie
became a Model at 17 and attended Grimme Modeling Agency in San Francisco. She later took acting classes in San Diego
and would take vacation time from Eastman Kodak Company to go work as an “Extra” on The Set of Stu Segal Productions.
Her very first debut was to play a Police Officer on “Silk Stalkings” She also worked on the set of “Pensacola”.
In 2002, she was learning voiceover skills with her voiceover coach, Jill Lesley Jones, aka “The
Billion Dollar Voice” and Jill advised her to take a class at Del Mar Television so she could produce her own TV shows.
She really wanted to host her own comedy cooking show and ended up meeting the President of the Del Mar Television Foundation,
Pete Glaser and his lovely wife, Helen Glaser. Pete inspired her to produce and host a 10-minute “Del Mar Pulse”
about the food behind the case at Harvest Ranch Market at the Del Mar Plaza. She called her program, “Chef Case
Study” and dressed up as a “Chef Detective” with a black trench coat, carried a Private “Chef’s”
Investigators Badge and a clipboard with miniature cooking paraphernalia.
She then met Don Swanson, a former actor and videographer who helped her choreograph
sneaking in to the Market and then added the music from “The Pink Panther”. Casper Sharpe, a new friend,
ended up helping her edit the footage and unfortunately his computer
crashed. She then asked Jason Gines, Volunteer Producer to assist her in editing the piece that took him about 40 hours to
Her very first 30-minute program in the Del Mar Television Studio was called
“Sensual Dining”. It was produced with three other volunteer producers and took approximately four months
to prepare. The set for this show was one of the best in the history of Del Mar TV! Stephanie has crewed in over 40 Studio Productions produced by other Volunteer Producers as an Editorial Assistant
and has also mentored several other new Producers. In her most recent release, “A Volunteer Producer’s Showcase”
she takes you on her journey with Del Mar TV and shares her story and clips from 22 shows she has produced.
Her love and passion for producing field documentaries has grown into an exciting new opportunity—to help underprivileged
and special needs children learn her craft as a Volunteer Producer assisting the Community. Community Visual Resource
(CVR) was co-created by two Senior High School Students, Francesca Carter and Dillan Stockholm who encouraged Stephanie to
start her own organization! This brought her to the next amazing journey in her life! CVR will be hosted under
Media4aCause, an amazing 20-year old non-profit organization that assists Charitable and Non Profit Organizations as
well as Communities all over the World! “Together we can make a difference!”
Welcome to Hollywood!!—What’s Your Dream? Taken from the Movie “Pretty
A Personal Message from Stephanie
My dream as a little girl was to grow up and become a Physical Therapist for Handicapped Children. At 5 years
old, my brother, Scott and I lost our precious Mother to Colon Cancer. I then lost my wonderful brother at 25 years
of age. My life was full of challenges, however, I always knew I was a survivor and would always be able to deal with
whatever would come my way. I discovered that my Mother gave me some very special gifts…Inner Strength and LOVE
in my heart to help others and this is truly my mission on earth. My Mother, Kaye June Buckman, worked as a Social Worker
and gave her unconditional love to everyone she would meet. She was truly the most beautiful woman inside and out.
Now at 50 years of age, (BTW, it is NEVER too late to Revise your life!) I have found my true journey and realize how
close I have become to my Mother’s work--sharing her love and knowledge with underprivileged youth while capturing stories
about the community, charitable and non-profit organizations on video.
you can achieve your dreams when your heart is full of LOVE and HAPPINESS and you desire to share it with everyone you meet!”