Meet the Team Learn more about what makes Striking Media such a smashing success!
CEO Helen Saks set up Striking Media with the vision of using her 25 years of production experience to support businesses with strategic and impactful communications. She is proud to collaborate with the finest freelancers in DC/ NOVA to create truly meaningful content that gets results.
Helen’s passion for storytelling began with a love of autobiographies and led her to work on the British version of “Good Morning America.” Her proudest moment came when Lauren Bacall personally thanked her for her favorite interview of her UK tour!
Michelle’s first creative mission in life was to capture a great Christmas card photo for her family each year. As her skillset grew, and having earned a place at Georgetown University’s Film and Media program, she experienced her most epic moment to date … visiting A24 studios and having dinner with Martin Scorsese!
Matt’s desire to get the perfect shot has got him into some sticky situations. Pre-DC he was based in Alaska working for the National Park Service. The (uninvited) subject of his backcountry shot was a big grizzly. (spoiler alert: he made it out safely!)
Matt’s love affair with cameras began when he was given a Canon Camcorder on his 13th birthday. By the age of 14, he was busy documenting his new business venture – a woodworking business – and soon videography became his true love … that and his pup Marley!