Posey, William (Mick)
William “Mick” Posey is a multimedia specialist from Teays Valley, West Virginia. He grew up with a camera in his hands as his father would routinely hand over the family’s Panasonic Hi-8 and ask Mick to record his mountain bike races. From there that passion for a life behind a lens only grew as he found himself diving into the world of action sports.
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 combined attendance of 100,000 people from well over a 100 plus countries.
In 2019 he received a job offer from the West Virginia Department of Agriculture for their multimedia specialist position. 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. He believes that each student, faculty and staff member has a story to tell.
In his time outside of work you can find him walking his dogs or skateboarding. Sometimes both at the same time.