Many SFSD graduates go on to do great things for our communities, our nation and our world. This month, we are proud to feature SHS alumni Eric Woodall, class of 2012.
What is your current job and title?
I am a Coast Guard Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 3rd Class.
Can you describe a typical day at work?
I do about half photojournalism and half media relations so I spend some days documenting Coast Guard operations and telling the Coast Guard’s story and some days doing communication (media interviews, social media, press releases etc.).
How did you become interested in this work?
SCAN TV gave me a solid understanding of video production and the adobe suite that has been very valuable in the Coast Guard. Starting with a good understanding of those really allowed me to focus on stories because I didn’t need to learn new programs and already had a base understanding of storytelling and production.
How did the SCAN TV Production class help prepare you for your current job?
SCAN TV is a very unique opportunity at Silverton High School. Being able to be a part of a community access television station in high school provides a lot of insight into the video production world that not many people have access to.
What would you say to high school students who are thinking about taking the FOX SCAN TV class?
If you’re interested in any type of photography or videography, being able to learn and use the equipment and software you have access to at SCAN will benefit you greatly in the future (a leg up if you will).