At the True Media Foundation (TMF), we believe in creating media that has a positive impact on society. Our mission is to uncover the truth, document authentic stories, and inspire a generation of socially conscious global citizens to tackle local and global challenges through the power of video production.
Christopher Tribble, founder of True Media Foundation received its 501 (c) (3) designation in January, 2005. In 1981 Tribble launched Versatile Productions, Inc. Over the past 40 years VPI has covered major events in Aspen, Colorado as well as traveled for major television networks and Fortune 100-500 companies, producing opening modules for their international and national sales meetings. His goal in creating True Media Foundation is to produce Truth in Media and mentor the next generation in producing honest journalism with positive social impact.
Susan Tribble has over 30 years’ experience in accounting and office management. Early in her career she was an administrative assistant for a nationally known insurance company. She pursued her desire for higher education by obtaining a two-year degree in accounting. In 1984, Susan moved to Colorado, where she became interested in the hospitality industry and became Director of Sales for a national chain the Ramada Inn of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Her experiences have given her a broad range of skills from secretarial and bookkeeping, to sales and event coordinating. It was in Colorado, where she met and married Christopher. Together they joined forces in developing Versatile Productions, Inc., a nationally recognized and award winning video production company. Her newest endeavor is the True Media Foundation, to provide informative and educational media.
Bill is a retired certified public accountant who has served as treasurer on many not-for- profit boards, most recently the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Mt Sopris Historical Society, Mt Sopris Rotary Club and True Media Foundation. He is a QuickBooks Certified-Pro-Advisor, Certified Forensic Accountant, and recognized expert witness in the Colorado 9th Judicial District. Bill and Patti have been married 48 years and have 4 adult children and 1 grandson.
True Media Foundation was launched in January, 2005 by Christopher Tribble, a longtime Colorado media industry professional. Since its inception, the foundation has been dedicated to empowering young people by introducing them to media as a way to voice their opinions and positively affect the future. Through the years, our youth programs have given middle through college aged students in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley unique authentic learning opportunities to gain professional new media production and business skills. We are proud of our many former students who are now in college building on their media skills and/or working as professionals in the field. Equally gratifying is watching our current students as they learn the skills that will forever serve them well, no matter what career paths they pursue. Working alongside our expert staff and volunteers, our students exercise their learned skills by participating in all aspects of production. Our nonprofit clients have included many organizations in our Colorado community that boasts one of the highest numbers of nonprofits per capita in the United States. We have also collaborated with a number of organizations that share our commitment to educating the community using new media as a conduit.