G-Pro Digital Media (Gaston Productions) Wall Street, Kingston NY - Photo 2020

I have a passion for creating things, especially if they help bring the community together.” – Gpro‘s Rob Gaston

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More about GPro’s Rob Gaston’s work history:

President and Founder GPro Digital Media (Gaston Productions), Kingston NY (2018 – Current)

  • Provide resources and services for marketing and production in Ulster County area.
  • Responsible for developing, initiating, creating and overseeing long-term media projects as well as spearheading short-term marketing solutions.
  • Established work force of uniquely skilled community professionals dedicated to excellence.

DirectorCatskill Mountain Railroad, Kingston NY (2017 to 2019)

  • Within 2 years increased annual stated revenues across the board including a 31% growth of The Polar Express™ Train Ride. Awarded a 4% refund of 2018 residuals from franchise in recognition of the growth in both revenue and ridership and being the leader in region.
  • Created original productions including Rails of Terror, Peace Train, and Great Train Robbery. Wrote and produced these productions, as well as developing new characters for events including Jackie O Lantern on the Fall Flyer and Pumpkin Express, Billowbee the Bunny and Fernando the Fox on the Easter Bunny Express and Spike the Dog on summertime excursions.
  • After the success of my first three events CMRR began paying all qualified volunteers for the first time in corporation 35+ year history, and I was able to create more than 65 new jobs.
  • Developed multi-platform marketing materials and website connecting with 250,000+ users and gaining 25,000 subscribers; increased Facebook and Instagram followers by 25%+.
  • Designed and implemented online ticketing platform to improve customer experience.
  • Designed and implemented Hospitality Center hosting 26,000+ for 2018 Holiday Season.
  • Developed cross promotion strategies collaborating with numerous community affiliates including The Kingston Plaza, Kenco Outfitters, Radio Woodstock, and Kingston Best Western Plus.

Project Manager and Events Coordinator – Help on the Way, Phila PA (2012 – 2017)

  • Project development, implementation and marketing of events.

Director – Asheville Qfest, Asheville NC (2011 – 2013)

  • Developed and produced international film festival hosted by Asheville Fine Arts Theatre.
  • Responsibilities included programming, marketing, special events and sponsorships.

Director and Producer – Gaston Pictures Entertainment (2004 to 2014)

  • Flight of the Cardinal (feature film) Robbinsville NC
  • Campaign 8 (PSA) for Youth Out Right, Asheville NC
  • Back on My Feet Again (music video) for M. Roche Media for Ken Will Morton
  • Turn Around… (commercial) Blue Waters Mountain Lodge – Robbinsville NC
  • The Perfect Square (digital marketing) for Temple University Press, Philadelphia PA
  • I Feel Gorgeous (music video) Houston Bernard Music, Cherry Grove NY
  • 2 Minutes Later (feature film) with 2ML Productions, Philadelphia PA
  • Will You… (short film) Philadelphia Film Society Project, Philadelphia PA
  • Open Cam (feature film) with Lil Coals Big Pictures, Washington DC

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Worked on numerous network television series including the Emmy Award winning staff of Fox broadcasting program King of the Hill. Please visit links for production credits and more details.


EDUCATION:

Emerson College, Boston MA – Mass Communications

  • WERS FM Radio Host
  • EIV Series Producer (Emerson Independent Video)
  • Emerson College EVVY Award recipient

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