Memories are supposed to last a lifetime, but sometimes those incredible family memories fade away. A custom video biography from Gift of a Lifetime Productions will make sure those precious stories and life moments will live on for generations to come. Our personalized videos preserve those life changing moments to share with family and friends. Great grandchildren will be able to know more about the important journey their family took long before they came along. We’ve discovered our clients have found the interview process and sharing of old stories and photographs as satisfying as the finished product.
Our team has over 65 years of combined experience in the broadcast/video production industry. Their award-winning expertise in documenting stories of every day people to professional athletes at the top of their game, is now available to our discerning clientele who realize the importance of preserving memories forever. Our interview process and photo/video gathering is designed to make the client feel comfortable and confident in sharing their one of a kind life story.
One of our founders, Tim Ring, lost his father at an early age and always regretted not being able to know more about the man who was a professor and Dean at DePaul University and a lover of basketball. Gift Of A Lifetime would have given him a chance to hear his father’s voice and to know more about his life’s journey. This is your chance to preserve your loved one’s memory for decades to come.
Meet the Team
Brad Steinke brings over 35 years of broadcast and video production experience to Gift of a Lifetime Productions. A 13-time EMMY Award-winning Sportscaster, Steinke utilizes that same passion for story telling to make your customized video biography truly stand out.
His career stops include Phoenix, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City and Tucson where he won a national NATPE Award for best documentary.
During his 14 years with Fox Sports Arizona, he was part of the broadcast team for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns as well as coverage of the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats.
His EMMY Award-winning documentary series titled “In My Own Words” featured Basketball Hall of Famers like Steve Nash, Grant Hill and Ann Meyers Drysdale.
Steinke’s ability to make a client feel comfortable in the interview process is what helps to make a Gift of a Lifetime video documentary such a special experience.
His recent community work includes being on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, as well as being a part of the Arizona Special Olympics.
He is currently a mentor in the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Steinke is an avid golfer and runner, completing the New York and London Marathons. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.
From Michael Jordan to John Elway to Kobe Bryant, Tim Ring has interviewed and profiled some of the world’s finest professional athletes and now at Gift of a Lifetime Productions, Ring brings that same passion, energy and experience into your home to tell your story for your very own custom biography.
During an EMMY award-winning 30-year career in television, Ring has had a career stops in Chicago, Miami, Denver and Phoenix. He’s produced and written compelling content for ABC, Fox, CBS and USA Broadcasting.
Honored by the Associated Press for storytelling, Ring is a gifted interviewer and writer who will collaborate with you and your family to bring your story to life on screen in a way you never thought possible.
A frequent speaker at the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Ring is married to long-time Phoenix news anchor Fay Fredricks. The couple have three children and reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.
During a long and decorated 15-year career in television news and production, Joe Farris has developed the reputation as one of the finest editors and photographers in the industry. He now proudly brings those skills to the Gift of a Lifetime Production team.
An award-winning editor, Farris has worked behind the scenes creating content for CBS Sports, Major League Baseball and the National Football League. In addition, Farris enjoyed a decade-long career as a producer and editor at KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Arizona.
Between covering Super Bowls, World Series and Final Fours, Joe has helped tell the stories of some of the nation’s finest athletes and he now brings with him that same cutting-edge expertise to the clients of Gift of a Lifetime.
Joe is a graduate of the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. While at ASU, Joe was honored with the “Hearst Journalism Award”, known as the “Pulitzer Prize” of college journalism.
It was one of the most incredible projects our family has ever been a part of. Reliving some of my Father’s remarkable journey brought us even closer as a family and we can’t wait to share it with our young children as they grow older so they can know more about our family’s patriarch.
The producers were so great to work with. They listen to your stories. They help you gather all your old photos and home movies and we actually found that the process of collecting all these old memories was nearly as rewarding as seeing the finished documentary!
Orange County, CA
Gift of a Lifetime exceeded our expectations and beyond. My family and I were blown away by the biography they produced on my father. The music, the writing, the narration, the pictures - it’s like we were watching a documentary on our father’s life on Netflix.
New York, NY