Spotlight: Joel and Ann Zieve, Founders of Birds Eye Films
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a giant mosquito (or at least sure sounds like one)! Naw, it’s just Joel and Ann filming another close-up arerial high-def video of one of the many events and/or fun activities in our Valley.
Thank goodness for us Valley residents, Joel and Ann left their very successful real estate adventure in Michigan and settled in the Ogden Valley, which they fell in love with the first time they visited. Along with Joel came one of his passions, flying radio controlled airplanes and helicopters. He has been flying the small craft since he was a boy and has also been a “real” pilot for over 20 years. Of course, the Valley is the perfect place for him to “play”. In addition to flying, Joel and Ann enjoy long walks with their dogs, mountain biking, downhill skiing, and the occasional cross country ski outing or snow shoe walk. “No matter where we go, everyone is so friendly – what’s not to love about our Valley?” says Ann.
With Joel and Ann came their business Birds Eye Films. Using this unique business, Joel and Ann are giving back to the community. The OVBA has hired them using a special grant from the State to help promote tourism to our valley. With the help of a high-def video camera attached to their “Bird” they produce amazing aerial video of a verity of subjects (just look under our “parks” and “paddle sports” pages). Bird Eye Films will be filming up to 18 events and creating 3 different videos. Joel & Ann will be producing about 3 times as much content for these videos for the price. “What we are charging will cover the cost of our editor and we’ll be doing all of the filming at no charge – we’re committed to bringing more business to our Valley and this is just another way that we can contribute” says Joel.
If you’d like to view samples of their work, there’s plenty available at www.BirdsEyeFilms.com. Next time you see The Bird in the air, be sure to wave – you could end up on their next video! Joel and Ann also create videos for their own seller listings and for a handful of other REALTORS®.
Spotlight: Athena founder of Simply Eden
After being diagnosed with MS, Athena decide to make many changes to her lifestyle. These included going back to eating foods the way they have been eaten for thousands of years (before modern conveniences and processing), quitting her stressful job, and making her own products for her skin. She started "Simply Eden Bath and Body" as a way to share her chemical free products with others.
Simply Eden Goat-Milk Soaps and Bath & Body products are hand made using quality ingredients without the harsh chemicals and detergents that store-bought products contain. Athena makes her soaps via the cold-process method, which requires at least a four-week cure period to ensure a mild, luxurious bar of soap. She uses goat milk from goat that she raises and milks twice a day. She is very passionate and determined to offer only the best quality products. You can learn more about her and how to obtain her products by visiting her site at simplyeden.com or you can find her product at The Shop Around the Corner and at the Farmers Market held on Saturdays in the Summer in the Century 21 parking lot.
Spotlight: Alison Mortarotti
Alison is a true Valley powerhouse. How does she fit it all in! Mother of two adorable girls (which would keep most of us busy) she also runs, hikes, skis, sits on the PTO board, fund raises, organizes women’s groups, works full-time as a financial planner for Merrill Lynch (see ad right), and the list goes on. She has run the Ogden Marathon Half Marathon, the Huntsville 4th of July 5K and 10K, and the Ogden Valley Triathlon. Her skiing passion led her to ski 105 days one season at Snowbasin (her personal record). A love of the outdoors moved Alison to create a women’s group (Ogden Valley Women’s Ski Club - OVWSC) that meets every Thursday to ski in the winter and hike in the summer. The group is open to new members and would love to have you join them.
In the winter -
OVWSC meets Thursday mornings at Snowbasin in Earls lodge 8:45/ 9:30 Gondola
In the summer -
Meet Thursday mornings at Snowbasin – lower parking
8:15 am – Meet at lower level parking near Maple Grove trail for coffee or water (we try to post changes to our facebook page).
8:30 am – Hiking at Snowbasin
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