Meet the Team


Olesen Davis de Dios Creative Group

DDM’s Olesen Davis de Dios Creative Group proudly brings together a group of storytellers with diverse backgrounds in creative media that share our vision. Communication, we believe, is something we always improve upon.

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“I’ve worked with Alan on many projects over the years and am always impressed by his level of professionalism, technical skill and creativity.”

– Cody Sheehy, Emmy Award Winning Documentarian
Alan Scott Davis

Chief Executive Officer/co-Founder | Chief Cinematographer

Alan, a two-time regional Emmy Award-winning documentarian, brings diverse skills in filmmaking and documentary storytelling. Alan’s passion for digital stories and strategies in storytelling make him a huge asset to any team. His keen sense for movement and composition in his filmmaking style really adds a dynamic energy that helps projects come to life. He is originally from Fullerton, California, and has a degree in broadcast journalism, specializing in science documentary from the University of Arizona School of Journalism. Minted in 2022 as the new Chief Executive Officer for Davis de Dios Media, Alan will lead DDM’s corporate efforts moving forward.

Alan also serves as Davis de Dios Media’s chief cinematographer and director of photography.


John de Dios

co-Founder | Executive Producer

John, a former producer for National Geographic Society, draws from near 20 years of experience in photojournalism, producing, and commercial photography. John’s background in news and science gives him a watchful and analytical eye when he works with clients in creating campaigns designed to capture the audience’s imagination and attention. John leads client and community relations at Davis de Dios Media, with a focus on our community and non-profit giveback programs.

John is also a huge animal lover, enjoying the company of dogs, cats, snakes, and everything in between.


Jonathan Olesen

Partner | Director of Operations and Human Resources

Jonathan brings a youthful energy to the team. His experience in modeling and being an on-air talent gives him added perspective of what needs to be expressed in the messaging the clients need for their productions. Jonathan, an avid consumer of market news, also spends a great deal of time looking at creative trends and investments for the creative group.

Jonathan also serves as the development officer, focusing on business needs in technology and operations.

“I have tremendous respect for John de Dios in his work… and his ability to create valuable linkages between people who have shared personal and professional interests and values.”

– La Monica Everett-Haynes, PhD, Associate Vice President
and chief communications officer at San Diego State University

EMILY DAVIS | Web and Social Media Manager

Emily is a young talent with a passion for social media and online trends. She has a keen eye for organization and playful design and is excited to showcase her talents across our multiple digital platforms. Currently residing in Orange County, California you can often find her on the beach in her spare time. 


Web and Graphic Design

Emily Lake is a world-class graphic and web designer whose skills have brought life to many websites and legacy media from newspapers, magazines to customized e-commerce and business websites. Her eye for color and design breathes a harmonious flow to her work. Emily is a proud mom of three energetic young boys and is also a voracious reader on her spare time!


Focus Puller || First Assistant Director

Kristopher Yanez joins the team after spending his student years at Pima Community College and later at the University of Arizona freelancing and interning under co-principals John de Dios and Alan Davis. Kris is an avid reader and consumer of news — pop culture or hard news. Kris, a father to a young daughter, balances his time between media production and being a dad.


Cinematographer || Second Camera

Jordan Chin joins the team with experience from being a regional Emmy Award-winning video producer for Arizona Public Media (AZPM), the local PBS affiliate, and the Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC), Inc. During his time with AZPM, Jordan split his responsibilities in the studio and out in the field assisting or acting as the second camera. You may have seen some of his work on Arizona Illustrated (@az.illustrated), which features diverse and thought-provoking stories from the community.


Drone Pilot || Production Assistant

Chabre Schumacher hails from Northern Arizona, where he honed his skills as a drone pilot, having experience working with a slew of different types of UAVs for filmmaking! Chabre specializes with FPV drones that give his filmmaking a birds-eye-view and opportunities for close-proximity flying. Chabre has been working with the Davis de Dios Media team on and off since 2018 and we are very happy to have him back in the fold!


Audio Engineer and Location Sound Mixer

Darrin Wood is a field-tested and passionate creative who joins ODD Creative Group with a background in location sound-mixing for short films and documentaries, while also having a strong background as a live-music audio engineer. Darrin received his bachelor of arts from the University of Arizona School of Theater, Film & Television. Darrin is also an outdoor enthusiast, often going hiking with his pup.


Production Coordinator and Script Writer

Caleb Tellez joins the team from Los Angeles, California. Caleb has worked in the TV and movie industries as a production coordinator and brings his network-production experience and writing to our clients nationally. Caleb, who also graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism at the UAz School of Journalism, is a graduate of the Groundlings school in Los Angeles.


Social Media Guru

Nathan Flora is an experienced hand with social media trends and techniques. He specializes in lead generation through Facebook advertising and keeping an eye on its ever-evolving algorithms. Nathan, a proud dad, and Texan is the only member of the team who is not a former U of A Wildcat, but we are very happy and lucky to have him on the team!


COMING SOON

Photographer II

Editor II


“Mr. de Dios’ technological knowledge and skill set is vast, including design, audio, video and still photography.”

– Evan pellegrino, Unit Head,
new york city mayor’s office of management and budget

STUDENTS & ACADEMY

Production Apprentice (2022)

Joseph Wang is a graduate student from Southern California studying remotely in Tucson. He apprentices with the video production team, specializing in audio and focus-pulling skills. Joseph has been a welcome addition to the team and has been a constant presence in many of our productions, even amidst his busy graduate school schedule.

Video Production Intern (2020)

Alyssa Grabinski is a recent graduate of The University of Arizona School of Journalism, with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. In 2020, Alyssa was our first video intern, working closely with Alan Davis after initially meeting with both John and Alan. Through the course of her internship during the pandemic, Alyssa produced an online video series interviewing professionals from the entertainment and fashion industries. Alyssa has fielded job offers in California and New York and has also been accepted into the graduate program at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

“Creativity, enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and solid artistic technique are all traits that I look for in people I employ. If your project could benefit from these same characteristics I think you would do well to work with {Davis de Dios Media}…”

– Bruce Dorn, Director’s Guild of America