About Us

Our team has 50 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 Producers

Tim Ring

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.

Joseph Farris

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.