Professor. Chocolatier. Student. Tech Geek. Photog. Actor. Filmmaker. Hopeful Blogger. Hulkamaniac. Traveler. Wonderer. Son. Brother. Whovian. Foodie. Lover of the light. Follower of Jesus.
I grew up with a love for knowledge, a passion for learning, and a dislike for school. I began studying video production and acting while in high school and continued this education in college where I received my degrees in Mass Communication and Journalism: Multi-Media Production, as well as Theatre Arts. While running the CSU Fresno T.V. studio, I began my journey into education as a substitute teacher. I found great joy in flipping the standard class on its head and giving students freedom to enjoy learning, which led me to begin teaching at CSU Fresno in the MCJ Department. I also work closely with the Community Media Access Collaborative, producing shows to help teach students film, in and out of the studio. I am currently in my 5th year teaching at CSU Fresno, and I made a crazy decision to go back to school myself! I am currently in the Educational Technology Graduate program at Fresno Pacific University.
Having grown up in a family business, I have put this passion for business to work and have been running With or Without Justin Productions, my successful media production company for almost 9 years now. I have also recently launched a new chocolate subscription service, www.cocoacrate.com which is one of the many reasons I never get any sleep. I dabble in quite a few things, and you can check most of them out over at my other website, MaxDebbas.com.
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