Zach Melnick is a multimedia developer, videographer and partner in Lock3 Media in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the Director and Director of Photography for the Ontario Visual Heritage Project; a series of 12 documentaries on the history of Southwestern and Northern Ontario. He has acted as the Director of Photography in several short films and for numerous industrial and tourism videos. He has an honours B.A. in Multimedia, Theatre and Film from McMaster University.
Yvonne Drebert is a Partner, Producer and Designer with Lock3 Media, located in Hamilton Ontario. Yvonne has worked on 12 feature-length documentary films, along with a collection of short narrative and promotional films with Lock3. Yvonne has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Ontario College of Art & Design.
Diana Player is an avid history fan. She has been a part of the Ontario Visual Heritage Project for some time. Diana began as a committee member of the "Elgin County Project". She has just entered her second term as Chair of the Board of Directors. Diana loves to see how everyone and everything comes together in the end for these projects!
Jeff Brown has had an active interest in history, particularly military history, throughout his life. Twelve years as an historical reenactor have provided opportunities to participate in a great many events covering the French & Indian War, the War of 1812, and most recently The Great War (WWI). As an avid photographer Jeff has an eye for detail. He and several members of his immediate family have participated in a number of the Ontario Visual Heritage Projects.
Wolf Thomas is a Mohawk of the Wolf Clan from Six Nations Grand River Territory. He has acquired an intimate knowledge of his culture and heritage through oral tradition and research. He has been an actor, hand to hand choreographer and consultant in several documentaries for The History Channel and National Geographic. He has lectured at Mohawk College and Wilfrid Laurier University, and has been a consultant to various authors.
The Rev. Canon Nick Wells is a member of the Ontario Visual Heritage Project Board of Directors. Canon Wells became an active member of the Project as a re-enactor, props supplier, costume consultant and site locator. He is a founding member of the King's Company of Re-enactors, Chaired the Talbot Settlement Bi-Centennial Committee celebrations in 2003, and the Diocese of Huron's Sesqui-Centennial film committee on the life of Bishop Benjamin Cronyn in 2007. He has an honours B.A. in Anthropology, from the University of Western Ontario and a MDiv. from Huron University College.
William Darfler is a long-time student and teacher of Brantford's local history. He sits on the Boards of the Local History Multimedia Association and the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and was Chair of the Brantford Heritage Committee. He currently teaches Brantford history for the Continuing Education Program for the Grand Erie Board of Education and the Lifelong Learning at Laurier program. He was the researcher for the Ontario Visual Heritage Project's histories of Chatham/Kent, Lambton, Parry Sound and Muskoka. He holds a Certificate from the University of Waterloo's Heritage Resource Centre in Heritage Resource Management and does site research for the development community.
Mike has had a life long interst in history having acquired his first military artefact at age four. His primary areas of interest are 20th. Century naval history, Canadian industrial history, underground mining technology, history and the North American mining trade union movement. To paraphrase Basil Lubbock: "We have gained much that we could well do without and lost much that we could ill afford to lose." Mike has a degree in Political Science and is a member and/or officer of a number of historical groups.