Medina County Career Center (MCCC) recently revealed its plans to renovate the VMI Academy this summer in preparation of welcoming students in August 2022. This academy provides collaborative, real-world experiences to help students build skills in Digital Design, Graphic Arts and Printing Technology, and Media Production.

Recently the VMI instructors were asked a few questions about the upcoming renovation.  Their excitement, passion, appreciation, and commitment to MCCC students and community were evident in their responses.

Instructor Biographies

Mr. Brent Dansby, Digital Design instructor, came to MCCC in 2021 bringing with him over twenty years of experience in the design field working for design studios, photo studios, corporations, and freelancing environments. He has worked as an art director/ designer, account executive on a variety of local and international accounts such as Valspar, Plasti-Kote, Tempo Marine, Ames Hardware, Ace Hardware, Genie Garage Door, General Tire, TRW and more.

Mr. Tyler Hill, Media Production instructor, started at MCCC in 2019 with 15 years of experience from wedding photography, commercial and product photography, to high end film productions and small crew short film productions.  He has worked at creative agencies, advertising agencies, freelance, and internal marketing departments at large companies. Clients include John Deere, Nestle, BRP, Dupont Pioneer, Kent State, Continental, Red Wing Shoes, Cleveland Motorcycles and more.

Mr. Ron Kostechak, Graphic Arts and Printing Technology instructor, brought his expertise to MCCC in 2004.  He has been in the graphic arts industry since 1986 working as an in-plant print shop supervisor at Huebner Publications and American Consumer Products, a lead press operator at Revco Drugs and Fabri Centers of America, and as a press operator at Graphic World.  He began his educational career at Maple Heights High School and currently assists at South End Printing as needed.