I’m Bill Blackburn and I have over 20 years combined military and government service. Fifteen of which was spent creating internal and external video and photography content.
I served in both the Army National Guard and Navy Reserve since September 11th, 2001 and was mobilized twice: Once to perform homeland security in Phoenix, Arizona, and once as a Customs Inspector in Kuwait.
I worked full time for the government since 2005, where I single-handedly carved out a video production team in my government agency.
I am now the Video Production team lead for the Office of Natural Resource Revenue under DOI.
My primary focus is
I have multiple degrees and certifications in the media industry and am sought after for my knowledge.
I’ve served as a consultant to many inner-departmental government agencies, helping them set up their own internal video content creators.
Recently, I assisted my agency in creating a robust library of external and internal video content, that continues to grow exponentially as other agencies add their own video content.
I am also a card-carrying member of the 501st , a Star Wars costuming non-profit organization for over fifteen years.
During that time, I created numerous how-to costuming videos and FAQ videos about the 501st on YouTube. In addition, I have almost 20 years of photographic experience doing weddings, portraits, and events.
Check out my photography website at bblackburnphotography.com
My wife, Mellisa Blackburn and I have been married for over 27 years. We met in Navy bootcamp, shortly after graduating high school in 1993.
Despite lengthy separations and the ups and downs of military life, we got married in 1995. Then finished out our enlistment in Hawaii and moved back to our hometown of Denver, Colorado, where we raised three children.
Mellisa homeschooled our children all the way through high school, graduating the last of them in 2021. And is now pouring her efforts and energy into numerous ventures that include
In 2018, we moved to Elkhart, Indiana to be closer to family. We attend Maple City Chapel in Goshen and are active members in their community.