Stephen “Steve” John Kwiatkowski II (born August 12th, 1974) is an American actor, film maker, producer and director. He has worked on large and small projects in West Virginia, Pittsburgh, PA, Las Vegas, NV and Nashville, TN. He has acted on TV shows such as Banshee (Cinemax) and, The Outsiders (WGN) and the film Concussion (Sony). He has directed cameras for the unveiling of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games Torch and Cauldron. Kwiatkowski is also the Red Ribbon winner for his work on the Documentary “For the Living” filmed in West Virginia. He has directed TV Shows, Movies, public theater and student films, as well as live national TV. Kwiatkowski is currently the only person in West Virginia to achieve a Tech I & II Certification from Lucasfilms THX and has worked with two living Presidents of the United States for National Television. Some of his work has been featured in New York City’s Fashion Week and on MTV, Spike TV, ESPN and VH1.
Kwiatkowski was born in Morgantown WV and attended Morgantown High School where he graduated in 1993. He also attended Fairmont State University to study Business Management. Kwiatkowski carries WV State Certifications in Production Coordination, Location Scouting and Grip and Electric. He is the owner of Maxxteck LLC. an audio visual rental and production company located in Morgantown, WV, and Vice President board position with the West Virginia Film Makers Guild, a 501-C 3 charity dedicated to the promotion of the film industry in the state of West Virginia.
Ronda comes to us with more than 20 years of industry experience an actress, writer, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Her experience includes work both in front of and behind the camera on feature and short films, commercials, web series, new media, television shows, improv comedy shows, and live events. She is Founder of Words You Need, an initiative offering content and writing services to businesses and individuals, and holds a Masters of Science in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, a Masters of Art in Film and Media Production (2017) with a heavy emphasis on Directing and Cinematography, a Directing and Producing Certification from The Hollywood Film Institute, and is a Certified Life Coach. With a purpose to support other industry professionals and to inspire, empower and entertain through relatable stories reflecting the human condition, she co-founded an actors support group in Houston, TX in 2015 and her own production and media services initiative in 2012. Ronda also has more than 15 years of corporate business, human resources, and management experience on her resume.
Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Management and an Associates degree in Business. She brings more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience and more than 20 years of experience working with non-profits to the role of Treasurer for the Guild. Lori is currently an Accountant for West Virginia University Hospitals and was a Sr. Grants Administrator in her previous position with West Virginia University. As such, she is our Lead Grants Expert for the Guild, as well. Lori lives on a farm in Mt Morris, PA.