Dana StamosChief Advisor
Dana Stamos has been a guiding light and inspiration for Invirtua and serves as the chairman of the board of Invirtua advisors. A natural-born collaborator and mother of three, she has used her skills as a Digital Puppeteer with CHOPS to assist Gary Jesch in many areas, from the very early days of the inception of Invirtua.
She was born in Hollywood, CA and grew up in Tarzana, California. She attended the University of Redlands graduating with a B. A. Degree in English, and with minors in theater and religion.
After graduation, Dana became the Awards Coordinator for R.I.M, a Hollywood company who produces millions of dollars in public service television programming. As R.I.M. Awards Coordinator, Dana coordinated and helped produce the first R.I.M. Awards program shown on KABC Television. R.I.M. awards are similar to the Emmy’s or the Oscar’s, awarding quality media in television, motion pictures, art, music, and literature.
Dana has worked in public relations and as media coordinator for numerous organizations. She has organized major press events for key political figures, and has assisted in events coordinated by the White House Staff Office.
In the past, Dana was Nevada’s Area Director for Washoe County Special Olympics. She coordinated hundreds of athletes and coaches in 15 different sports and organized numerous local and state games. She was the Executive Director for the Reno Executive Club, planning events for hundreds of Reno’s top executives.
Dana owns and operates Visual Impressions, a graphic design, digital imaging and web design company. She is a CORELDRAW! instructor and is part of COREL Corporation’s beta team. Her clients include national companies like RMX, a UPS Company, for whom she has produced everything from business cards through full color brochures, trade show booth graphics, building signs and web sites. She owns and operates Sierra Nevada Yellow Pages.
Dana also owns and operates martial arts websites, including AllAboutMartialArts.com (which is the new sister web site for her original martial arts web site, USAdojo.com), MartialArtsEntertainment.com, as well as WorldWideDojo.com. These web sites are some of the the largest, most visited, martial arts web sites filled with information for anyone who wishes to learn more about her passion, the martial arts. She developed the Martial Arts Schools.Directory (martialartsschoolsdirectory.com), an online directory of martial arts schools, businesses, organizations and events. She also owns and operates FightCon.com, a martial arts video web site like YouTube, sharing thousands of martial arts videos and she is developing The Martial University, a web site that augments martial arts training with online video training. The Martial Mall, is another web site she developed. It is an easy to use directory that links to martial arts supplies, products and services on the web. She has also designed web sites for other martial artists.”
Dana is a performance animation artist (digital puppeteer) with CHOPS Live Animation and does real time 3D character and 2D animation shows, that means its “live”. (Watch Live Animation Videos). She also works with Invirtua, a sister company to CHOPS, which has developed an Interactive 3D Animation System which can be used with and by people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Visit Invirtua Website)