EC Media Group, LLC
Everett Collie is an area creative who specializes in portrait and commercial photography and videography. He uses his skills to help Orange County-area businesses better connect to their clients and customers.
A South Florida native, Everett has lived in Middletown since the 1998. He and his wife, Cquera, started a media company around 2000, which eventually became EC Media Group, LLC. The company has been a New York State certified Minority and Women-Owned entity since 2018, working with students from SUNY Orange, SUNY New Paltz and Orange-Ulster BOCES to help give young photographers, video and graphic artists an opportunity to study their craft via a practical, hands-on approaches to learning.
“The next generation will help determine the future of the industry,” he says. “That’s why I think it is important to pay it forward by reaching back and lending a hand to the young people who want to learn.”
Everett has volunteered with Hudson Valley Honor Flight since 2014, photographing trips with area WWII, Korea War and Vietnam War veterans as they visit the D.C. war monuments and memorials. He has donated his time and talents to companies like Creatives MX, Orange County Arts Council, Orange County Citizens Foundation, Leadership Orange and many others. In his spare time, he works with the youth at the Middletown YMCA after-school program.
“This area is an amazing community to be a part of,” he adds. “It’s wonderful to live in such a diverse county.”