MEET THE TEAM
Lee Giat is a filmmaker, pilot, and science communicator. He first picked up the camera at seven years old, and spent most of his childhood making short films with friends. Lee holds a Multimedia Production degree, as well as a background in astrophysics.
Giat strives to use his passions to make the world a better place. He recently returned from a 48-day solo flight expedition. Providing school supplies for over 20,000 underprivileged kids throughout the Caribbean and South America. This project could not have been possible without Flying Ostrich Media's clients, partners, and friends.
Kenny Smith has an extensive background in television production, finance, and government. During his freshman year at the University of North Florida, Kenny met his roommate, Lee. Their combined interests were the perfect formula for what would become today's Flying Ostrich Media.
While obtaining his degree in Finance, Smith also served as the university's Student Body Treasurer. After working in investment banking, Kenny decided to take on a leadership position at Flying Ostrich Media. He actively represents the organization through community engagement via the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
Sydney Strimer took a trip to Universal Studios in high school that changed her life. It was during a production workshop that she realized where she wanted her life to lead. From that day on she was determined to learn the art of production.
Now a video producer at Flying Ostrich Media, Sydney holds a degree in Multimedia Production with a concentration in Television and Film. With a passion for documentary, Sydney hopes to tell stories about the topics close to her heart. She loves creating content for her local community and bringing joy to others through her work.
Kayleigh Powers has created videos with her friends and dabbled in various writing media since childhood. From short stories to poems and songs. In high school, she found a love for storytelling through creative writing and television production courses.
Kayleigh holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Film degree with a concentration in Documentary Production. She strives to share stories that capture human connection in an inspiring and uniting way.
Santiago Triana has always been compelled to tell stories through audio/visual artforms. Holding various Television Technology Certifications, and vast experience in the television & sports broadcasting industries (Miami Heat, ESPN, ABC, Univision, etc.), Triana has the skillset ready for any challenge.
Santiago is also growing his creative arsenal through music and graphic design. As a Video Producer at Flying Ostrich Media, Santiago plans to take his craft to the next level by creating high-quality content clients can resonate with.