Mike O’Krent, founder of LifeStories Alive, LLC (www.lifestoriesalive.com), a business specializing in the making of personal history “legacy” videos for families.
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Mike received his degree in Marketing and Management from Southern Methodist University.
In a life-changing experience, from 1996 through 2000 Mike interviewed Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, now the USC Shoah Foundation. It was through that experience he discovered the significance and technique of recording the life stories of loved ones, and which forms the basis for his LifeStories business.
Since founding the business in 2006, Mike has expanded its expertise beyond capturing personal histories for families to now include recording the histories of businesses and non-profit organizations. The professionally produced videos can be used externally to promote the organization or internally as a training tool for new employees/volunteers.
Mike’s unique interviewing skills bring out the heart and essence of the interviewee, thus making powerfully valuable connections to the intended audience.