Founder & CEO
Stephanie learned video production as a producer and host at Del Mar TV. It was there she came to love collaborating with nonprofit organizations that were often the subjects of her productions. Inspired to act, she started Pay It Forward Media to immerse disadvantaged youth in broadcast journalism and documentary production while continuing to serve the nonprofit community. In the years that followed she delivered hands-on video production training to youth in STEAM-qualified programs across San Diego County. Stephanie is determined that one day Pay It Forward Media will not only prepare youth for the workforce but also be a job creator where students can grow into mentors and pay it forward as well.
Lead Universi Instructor
FASTcourse Developer & Instructor
Michael’s passion is to bring the transformative power of the communications disciplines to the underserved youth community. He has worked more than 20 years as a radio producer and host, TV news photojournalist, and as an instructor who has designed and taught interpersonal communication courses and workshops in high school, junior college and nonprofit programs all over San Diego County.
In addition to being the lead Universi instructor, Michael developed FASTcourse, a program specifically for Title 1 schools to bring effective communication skills instruction into their classrooms through either a “Communication Across Curriculum” method, or a “Shared Class” method. The goal is to immerse students in interpersonal communication skill training with no additional workload being put upon individual teachers.