Zachary Kyle Elmblad
Zach lives, works, and plays in and around Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated with honors from the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Center for New Media in 2014 with an AAS in Time Based Media and Small Business for New Media. Zach owns and operates an a-la-carte new media service in Kalamazoo, Elmblad Media Group, specializing in real estate photography, live sound production, product photography, indie artist publishing, and web content creation. Zach began his writing career with his first published poetry in 1997. His first novel length release, "Whatever Happens Happens," was published in 2010 by his other company, The New Scum Productions. Two more novels and two photo essays, as well as Grand Rapids, Michigan author Garret Schuelke's "Whup Jamboree: Stories." He has been an active member of the Southwest Michigan music and art scenes for over 20 years. He is currently the drummer of the Konrad Twitty Band, and releases electronic music under the pseudonym DigiTHC, progressive metal under the pseudonym Steel Star Experiment, and other personal compositions under his birth name. Previous live-performing bands include Three Mile Island (2005-2012) and Mexem (2000-2003.) Zach has had several juried showings of paintings, drawings, and illustrations, and photographs, and has been an active live music performer since 1999 with audiences ranging from the dive-bars and skate parks of the Great State of Michigan to the Red Cross Youth Summit. He is a Philo T. Farnsworth Award for Excellence in Community Media - winning Documentary Filmmaker, a published author, songwriter, photographer, and poet, and a finalist of the Photographer's Forum 2014 Fall Photography Contest. Zach's film projects include a full season of a Television Program developed for Kalamazoo's Public Media Network titled "Somewhere in Kalamazoo," co-hosted by lifelong friend Kevin Charron, a follow-up series titled "Everyday Explorers," a short film adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" written and directed by his brother, Daniel Elmblad, Starring his other brother Joshua Elmblad, and featuring an original score by his cousin, KC Horstman. Zach Elmblad's operating philosophy for Elmblad Media Group has always been to lend a hand at helping bring projects to completion at all stages - from the drawing board all the way to publication. Zach has a wide range of professional experience in theatrical production, live event planning, audio production, studio photography, portrait photography, landscape photography, real estate photography, product photography, live broadcast television, web streaming, animation, print and digital publishing, graphic design, typesetting, corporate instructional video, music videos, dance and wedding DJ, food service, catering, manufacturing, transportation, instrument repair, small device repair, and small business management. He has over a decade of experience managing multimillion dollar restaurants with teams of 20-100, and a long history of enthusiastic collaboration with a wide range of clients with an even wider range of needs. If you need someone to "make it work," Zach Elmblad and Elmblad Media Group is there to fill in the blanks.