I wonder how many of us have a special connection with some event, institution or person from our youth that helps to shape the people we are today.
For me, five summers spent working as a counselor at a Boy Scout summer camp in the late 1970s and early ’80s about 90 miles southeast of St. Louis is an important anchor, creating friendships that last to this day and helping to develop a love for a job well done. I’m sure many of us can look back and identify something similar.
For Nic Dugger, founder and president of mobile production specialist TNDV, that seminal event would appear to be the annual Miss Tennessee Pageant in the city of Jackson.
Today, I received a press release from TNDV that says Dugger has been associated with pageant in one way or another for 25 years, and that his relationship with the event was “instrumental in the broadcast and production education that led to the formation of TNDV.”
This year, for the first time, the pageant was produced in high definition. TNDV’s 40-foot Elevation HD truck did the honors.
It’s fun to get a little insight into a slice of life that helps to shape who we are and what we do.