Jason V Brock, is a Senior Consultant specializing in visual applications, photography and design. Sunni K Brock, Senior Architect, is a technical and creative leader with passion for learning and data analysis. Together, they bring over 40 years’ combined experience in R&D, QA, and technical support.
JaSunni Productions has provided consulting services for Microsoft, AT&T, Adobe, Sonic Solutions/Roxio, Cherokee Nation Businesses, UTS, and many small-to-medium organizations improving process and products through Enterprise Project Management technologies such as Microsoft Project Server and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, coaching and training on process and development methodologies, and developing Business Intelligence solutions.
Sunni (pronounced “Sunny”) is a technical and creative leader with passion for visual learning, data analysis, and information science. She brings over 20 years’ experience in R&D, QA, and technical support.
She has worked with Microsoft, Adobe, and Sonic Solutions improving process and products through Enterprise Project Management technologies such as Microsoft Project Server and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and architecting Business Intelligence solutions based on SQL Analysis services and various reporting and data mining technologies. In her career at Microsoft, she was a pioneer in integrating customer needs and cutting edge technology back into products and the winner of several awards for product and process improvements. She holds a black belt in Six Sigma and has proven ability in designing the customer experience. She is experienced in Agile methodologies, serving as both Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner and has led many projects to success. She is also an excellent mentor, providing coaching to teams implementing these methodologies. She has written nearly a thousand technical articles, created multimedia training, and developed numerous software tools. She is also a field expert in implementing intelligent algorithms and language analysis.
As a technical trainer and courseware developer, she delivered over two dozen IT Pro training courses and developed materials and demos for Microsoft TechNet and MSDN on topics such as Windows Server 2008 R2, IIS and Web Application Development, Silverlight, SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services, Forefront, and System Center as well as comparison and interoperability documents, training and demos for Oracle (WebLogic), Linux/Unix, and Apache. She was also a key architect in the taxonomy of the Windows user interface both in product and in documentation and online assets.
Visualization and human comprehension are driving factors in her professional endeavors. She has also edited two award-winning documentary films, and worked as a social media consultant for numerous clients in the media industry as well as a company which was subsequently acquired by Neilson (ratings).
Jason V Brock is a critically acclaimed and award-winning writer, editor, artist, composer, and filmmaker. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Brock has traveled expansively, living in Seattle, Los Angeles and the Portland, OR area, but he feels most at home in Europe (Firenze, Praha, Paris, and Wien). He is a liberal and an atheist with Hindu and Buddhist leanings.
His wife and soul mate, Sunni K Brock (computer expert, talented writer, cinematic editor and cook), live with their reptile brood in Vancouver, WA.
Their interests are varied and include astrology, reading, vegetarianism/animal rights/health, herptiles, computers, science, psychology, virology, movies and music — especially 1970s-era Prog Rock: Yes, King Crimson, [early] Genesis and so on. They have eclectic tastes, however, and, in addition to most Classical, Swing, Metal, Noise/Industrial, Bluegrass, Film Soundtracks and Jazz, they also adore David Bowie, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Naked City/John Zorn, Mahavishnu, Chrome, Last Exit, The Clash and NoMeansNo, to name but a few. (As guitarist/singer/writer for his bands, ChiaroscurO and Graft, Jason played live extensively, compiling a large selection of original musical material: more than 80 songs/improvisations. His compositions are often complex, dark and heavy, using exotic instrumentation, a “schizoid mixture of melodious hooks and avant-garde structure”. He now performs his own film soundtracks.)
They are the producers of multiple documentaries (all directed/written by Jason and edited by Sunni): The AckerMonster Chronicles, about agent and super-fan Forrest J Ackerman, which includes interviews with Ray Harryhausen, Dan O’Bannon, Joe Dante, John Landis, and so on. Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man (an overview of the life of the late Twilight Zone scribe) showcases (among others) Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan, Harlan Ellison and Richard Matheson. Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic (about the use of dark imagery throughout history) features H. R. Giger, Ernst Fuchs, Roger Dean, Robert Williams, Viktor Safonkin and more of the greatest artists now living.
The duos principal literary influences include: Borges, Lovecraft, Kafka, Serling, Chayefsky, Bataille, Faulkner, Vonnegut, Barth, Burroughs, Gabriel García Márquez, J. G. Ballard, Orwell, Arthur Miller, Shakespeare, Dante, Shelley, Homer, Poe, Robbe-Grillet, Richard Selzer, and the “Southern California Sorcerers” (Nolan, Beaumont, Johnson, Matheson, Tomerlin, Bradbury, et al). Jason’s art/poetry book, Totems and Taboos, was published in 2005 to excellent reviews. His fiction and nonfiction has also been published in S. T. Joshi’s Black Wings series, The Bleeding Edge: Dark Barriers, Dark Frontiers (which he co-edited with William F. Nolan), The Devil’s Coattails: More Dispatches from the Dark Frontier, Calliope, Ethereal Tales (UK), Paul Kane’s Shadow Writer (UK; Guest Writer for September, 2011), The Weird Fiction Review, Logan’s Run: Last Day (from Bluewater Comics), Dark Discoveries (where he served as Managing Editor and Art Director for over four years) and in the Hurricane Katrina/Animal Rescue charity anthology Animal Magnetism, in which he was the featured poet. Sunni has been featured in the online edition of Cemetery Dance and multiple other venues.
Jason has had several gallery showings of his art/photography (he is an expert in photographic technology), and counts Bosch, Brueghel, Michelangelo, Wrightson, Fuchs, Botticelli, Wolfgang Grasse, Dali, Beksinski, Böcklin, Vesalius, the EC Comics stable of artists, Francis Bacon, Minor White and Helmut Newton within his myriad inspirations. His graphic design background was well utilized when he worked for Morris Costumes, assisting with their enormous product catalog. His photos/artwork/graphic design have also appeared in Dark Discoveries, The Bleeding Edge, The Devil’s Coattails, Charlotte Magazine, Charlotte Spectrum Magazine, and others, and he was featured artist in A Darker Vision (Australia) for five months in a row.
Both Brocks are currently deep in the production of books (via Cycatrix Press), CDs, DVDs, [NameL3ss] Digest (a biannual publication in print, e-book, and online), screenplays, and novels.