William “Mick” Posey is a multimedia specialist from Teays Valley, West Virginia. He grew up with a camera in his hands albeit the family camcorder or the numerous disposable cameras his mother had around the house.
In 2009 he followed his passion for cameras into higher education as he received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media in 2014. From there he kickstarted the media program for the Summit Bechtel Reserve, a sprawling 10,000 acre high-adventure summer camp operated in Glen Jean. During his time at the Summit he oversaw and curated media for the facility during a National Jamboree (2017) and a World Jamboree (2019). Those events saw a cumulative attendance of 100,000 people from over a 100 countries.
In 2019 he began working for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture as their Multimedia Specialist. Throughout his tenure with the WVDA, Mick produced, directed and published a vast amount of content that told the story of West Virginia agriculture via photo, video, print, audio and graphics. The developed media would be used to boost the visibility of West Virginia producers as well as state funded programs.
Mick hopes to continue his passion for storytelling through the many avenues the Davis College offers be it food and agriculture, natural resources or design and community development.