ABOUT US

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JEFF ACHEN
VIDEO PRODUCER | OWNER

Jeff Achen is owner, chief video producer and photographer at CallSign51. He is equally at home serving as part of a creative team or leading his own team of videographers and photographers on a wide range of photo, video, design and web projects.

 

After serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) and earning his B.A. in communications, Jeff served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Upon his return, he completed an M.A. in communications and has since worked in television, print, multimedia journalism and as a digital marketing strategist.

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Today Jeff channels his passion and visual storytelling expertise into his creative service company, CallSign51, named for the hull designation of the Navy ship on which he served.

 

Jeff genuinely loves to serve others. He has always been inclined to work for service organizations and those people and institutions dedicated to civic engagement, community building, peace and conflict management.

 

Jeff lives in Farmington, Minn., with his wife and business partner Jenny and their three children, Kaitlyn, Avery and Noah. 

JACK KOZITZA
VIDEO PRODUCER

Jack Kozitza is a start to finish video producer and creative consultant.  He brings a deep passion for videography, photography, audio production, branding and graphic design to the CallSign51 team.

 

Since 2015 Jack has strived to grow and learn in this field, tackling and conquering a wide range of work.  He's won 6 awards in various local film festivals, handled lighting professionally for a major television station, written and produced independent sketch comedy, hosted college radio programs,  and recently served as a full-time content creator for one of the Minnesota's largest churches. He's also working on the television series "Chasing Legends" traveling the U.S.

 

These experiences and more have left Jack with a deep knowledge and understanding of every aspect of visual storytelling and the power it has to uplift and inspire.

 

Hard work and dedication to helping people realize their visions has lead Jack to many amazing opportunities and we’re happy to have him working under the CallSign51 name.

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JENNY ACHEN
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Jenny is an administrative assistant with CallSign51 as well as Jeff's business partner and wife. Jenny has a B.A. in communications, is a licensed esthetician, and has served as a tennis coach and pro at Lifetime Fitness. 

In addition to her work with CallSign51, she's a full-time mother to Kaitlyn, Avery and Noah.

BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

Provide the best creative services at a fair price.

Succeed at the expense of no-one.

Treat customers as peers.

Use our voice and talents in the service of others to inspire positive change.

Prioritize happiness over money.

COMPETENCIES

Final Cut Pro X + Motion

Scriptwriting + editing + storyboarding

Adobe Illustrator

Livestreaming

Photoshop

360˚ Video

Adobe Indesign

Voice-over work

Adobe Premiere Pro

Public Speaking

Basic Web Design + Hosting

Marketing strategy

USS THOMAS S. GATES

Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser