Director of Communications
Jordan Beck is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but spent the majority of his youth in rural southwest Georgia. He began auditing college courses at when he was 12 years old and enrolled as a degree-seeking student three years later. At age 19, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies.
Beck came to Columbus, Georgia as a freelance graphic artist, videographer, and session musician for regional and national touring acts. Also during that period, he completed the requirements for provisional K-12 certification in Music and Art while teaching Special Education at Title I schools throughout the Muscogee County (GA) School District.
In June 2009, Beck was one of the first team members at the new National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, a $110 million, 190,000 square-foot facility honoring the service of the American Soldier. The museum has earned the prestigious THEA Award for excellence in themed entertainment and been named the “Best Free Museum in America” by USA Today.
He spent seven years touching every aspect of the museum business including Giant Screen Theater operations, video/multimedia production, event planning, audio-visual installation for interactive galleries, non-profit administration, and website/social media management. Beck led the theater’s $2 million digital conversion away from a 15/70 film-based IMAX theatre to Christie’s 6P laser light projection and the expansion of the auditorium to include a new AV-integrated performance stage.
In 2010, Beck served as associate producer for the 3D giant screen film Soldiers’ Stories, narrated by Academy Award-winner Mickey Rooney. He also wrote and produced promotional videos to accompany the American Road to Victory‘s national PBS broadcasts and collector’s edition DVD sets.
In addition to his work with Fun Academy, Beck currently serves as an officer in the Georgia Army National Guard.