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About Me

Hmm, let's see, what else can I tell you

To start, the "M B" stands for "Michael Batstone."

My pronouns are He/Him, but I'll respond to pretty much whatever so long as you're not being unkind.

I was born and raised in Colorado, and I still live here with my Corgi dog, Peaches. I love it in Colorado; it's a beautiful state, and I have so much community here.

I graduated from Colorado Springs Christian School in 2007. I attended Emmaus Bible College for a year after that. I earned my Bachelors of Innovation in Game Design and Development from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2015.

Skills

  • Computer Programming: C#, Java, JavaScript, PHP, and teaching myself more

  • Game Design and Development: Unity, GameMaker

 

  • Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign

 

  • Video Production and Editing: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Vegas Movie Studio

  • Computer Competency: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Windows and Mac Operating Systems

  • Written and Oral Communication

Camp Elim

If you looked through my design or video pages, you may have noticed "Camp Elim" come up a lot. It's been a huge part of my life. I grew up there as a camper, then began volunteering there in the summer of 2007. I worked there part-time and seasonally from 2008-2016, in various capacities. In 2016, I joined the senior staff team or "year-round team." I had the exciting opportunity to create my own role as the Media and Production Supervisor.

 

Some of my key roles as the Media Supervisor:

  • Created promotional materials, such as logos, brochures, banners, t-shirts, and videos.

  • Trained and mentored volunteers and other employees in video production, photography, and graphic design.

  • Redesigned and managed the company website, as well as social media and other elements of web presence.

 

There is a lot to be done to keep Camp running, and we didn't always have the staff to do it. So my job also included:

  • Running Audio-Visual for Live Events

  • Resolving IT Issues

  • Guest Services

  • Maintenance

  • Meal Preparation

  • Dining Room Service

  • Cleaning and Housekeeping

  • Office Administration

Farewell Video​

This may be cliché, but it's the truth: the people I worked with I think of as family. Before I left my position at the end of 2018, they made me this farewell video. I include it here as a sort of "video character reference," as these friends, colleagues, and mentors said some very nice things about me.

I'm so honored by my friends and their kind words. Thank you to those who participated in this project, and thank you to Jamie Bell for putting it all together.