strengths ... concept collaboration / direction (real people & comedy) / field production / post-production
family ... married / 4 children ages 6-11
interests ... family, the great outdoors / skiing / fishing / martial arts
favorite season ... Summer!
favorite places ... moosehead lake, ME / the allagash Wilderness Waterway, ME / sanibel island, FL / Alaska
favorite eats ... a great burger / tex-mex / lebanese / Pizza / fresh out of the ground anything / all seafood – Kabobgy in Southfield MI, Humpy’s in Anchorage, Snow City Café in Anchorage, The Orca lodge in Cordova, Hogie Haven in Princeton... and of course... The Whopper!
other ... Burke Joined the board of the Island Inn, Sanibel Island, FL in January of 2010 and became Vice-Chairman of the company in April of the same year. Joining a company that was considering an orderly shutdown due to declining revenues and mounting losses, Burke worked closely with the Chairman to develop and execute a plan to turn the company around. By the end of 2010, with a new management team in place, the Island Inn is making a speedy recovery, posting gains in all categories of 40% across the board. See - www.islandinnsanibel.com
recent projects ...
Media Consultalt: Mead Treadwell for Lieutenant Governor (AK)
(We went from unknown underdog to winning a 3-way primary by more than 20 points, and then the General, with Governor Sean Parnell, by the highest margin in the state's history.)
Producer/Director: Work for several leading general consultants in exciting races across the country including... Nikki Haley for Governor (SC), Pat Toomey for Senate (PA), Mike Lee for Senate (UT), Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (TX), Governor Sean Parnell (AK), Tim Scott for Congress (SC), Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA)
Creative / Branding & Execution:
- New Product Launch - Cool Cap™ Heat Blocking Car Covers (www.itscoolinhere.com)
- Award winning TV & web series of comedic spots for The New Jersey Association of Realtors
- Resort re-branding, Island Inn, Sanibel Island, Florida
- Web Videos – St. Barnabas Healthcare System
- Web Videos – NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness)
what I'm watching ... Coal on Spike. This show will make you feel stupid for complaining about anything! God Bless the men & women that help supply this country with good old American energy!
what I'm reading ... Courage to Stand by Tim Paulenty. Any politician that cuts his own lawn is ok with me.
great reads ...
- Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
1776 by David McCullough (Go Jersey!)
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
I love you Daddy! By Harper Wood (my daughter! As yet, unpublished, but I’m working on it!)
world problem solver ... Term Limits