Founder and Managing Partner, Naomi Binkley is devoted to providing excellence in video production and exceptional service to Fireside Production’s many Clients. Naomi spent more than a decade working in television news before launching Fireside Production. Her career highlights include general assignment reporting and anchoring for the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, covering the Lake Shore region for the ABC in Grand Rapids, Michigan and working as a news writer and reporter for Fox 31 News in Denver. Naomi is an award-winning journalist with a passion for creating videos people remember.
Naomi successfully works with Fireside Production Clients to develop concepts, shot-lists and scripts for various video projects. Naomi is Fireside Production’s lead field producer. She conducts interviews and coordinates video shoots. Her talent is in seamlessly blending interviews, natural sound and voiceover narration to create compelling videos. She is experienced in working with technical, scientific and secure information. Naomi regularly provides professional voiceover services and hosts videos for Fireside Production.
Director of Production and Partner, Tom McDonald is Fireside Production’s creative genius. He is an Emmy Award-winning photojournalist and Fireside Production’s lead videographer. Tom left an accomplished career in television news to co-found Fireside Production. His news career spanned more than a decade and took him from Grand Junction, Colorado to Spokane, Washington before he settled in at Fox 31 News in Denver. Tom is known for using the camera’s lens to capture the video, natural sound and moments to deliver dynamic video pieces for Fireside Production’s Clients.
Tom leads the technical side of Fireside Production. He is the chief videographer and ensures all field production results in the highest quality shots and sound. Tom is also a gifted editor with an unmatched ability to effectively pace videos.
Videographer and Editor, Eric Hoffman joined the Fireside team in 2013 after more than a decade working in television news. He began his news career in 1997 in Toledo, Ohio at the CBS affiliate before moving to Norfolk, Virginia and working at both the ABC and CBS stations. Eric returned to his home state of Colorado in 2003 and spent ten years working at Fox31 and 7News. He has been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in his craft, including the prestigious Heartland Regional Emmy award.
Eric believes deeply in the power of video as a storytelling tool and as such, he treats every shot as an opportunity to share a message. His talent for composition and his attention to detail – paired with his artistic intuition from the first shot to the final cut – make Eric an ideal match to the Fireside philosophy. Eric grew up in Colorado Springs and is a proud father of two.
Production Assistant, Kala Montoya works with our Clients to orchestrate production schedules and serves as their Fireside ambassador from start to finish. Kala’s passion for writing and storytelling led her to pursue a degree in Journalism. She now brings that enthusiasm to all aspects of her work at Fireside. Kala enjoys any opportunity to get out and assist with shoots and is refining her producer skills to further her storytelling journey at Fireside.
When Kala isn’t busy at work and school, she likes to get outside with her husband and fur-babies. Sports have always been a huge part of her life… whether running, snowboarding or hiking. Kala is a Packer-loving cheesehead, who now calls Denver home (but we’re campaigning hard to make her a devoted Broncos fan).