Photography and video production would not be what it is without its staff members.  We have dedicated professional staff members and student staff members helping create the media you see around Miami.

Professional Staff

Jeff Sabo, Director, University Photographic Services

Jeff Sabo using a 400mm lens out on the fieldJeff’s passion for photography began in high school, working with black and white film.  After high school, Jeff decided to attend the Ohio Institute of Photography and even had his own photo studio where he would photograph weddings, portraits and commercial work.  After graduating from the Ohio Institute of Photography in 1984, Jeff began his career at Miami University as a Lab Technician.  About a year later, Jeff was promoted to Photographic Production Technician, which would eventually lead him to his role as Director of University Photographic Services today.

Since then, Jeff’s photography has earned him several publications and awards.  Jeff's photographs have been published in Sports Illustrated, Metropolitan Homes, American Craft, USA Diving, and the Ohio Journal of Science, just to name a few.  He is also a recipient of the Dave Roberts Award For Service in 2012.  Jeff, along with Senior University Photographer Scott Kissell, also won first place in the category of specialty books for their book “For Love and Honor” at the University Photographer’s Association of America.

Although he enjoys Dance Photography the most, here at Miami, his photographic assignments include aerial, architectural, commercial, and industrial photography, and cover such areas as photojournalism, scientific research, public relations, student and faculty portfolios, professional portraits and sports photography.

Through all the different events and photographic opportunities, Jeff says meeting and talking with people is one of the favorite parts of his job.  Besides photography, Jeff enjoys the outside environment, especially being near the ocean.

Scott Kissell, Senior University Photographer

Portrait of Scott Kissell black background holding a camera and a lensScott has been a photographer at Miami University since March 2005. He arrived with 18 years of experience as a professional photographer and received his Bachelor of Science in Geography from Wright State.

Before coming to Miami, Scott worked at Wright State University as a Senior University Photographer from 1995–2000 and as a Photojournalist for the Springfield News-Sun from 1987–1995.  During his professional career, he received numerous awards, including Wright State's prestigious President's Excellence Award in Service in 1999, one of his greatest accomplishments.  While at the Springfield News-Sun, he won first place in the Associated Press awards for spot news and feature photography as well as a "Best of Cox" newspaper award for his news photography.  Scott has also won several awards at the University Photographers Association of America conference including first place in the category of specialty books for his book “For Love and Honor” with colleague Jeff Sabo.

Scott’s passion for photography is seen in his work at Miami.  He enjoys working at the university and loves being able to tell stories about Miami through photography.  He especially enjoys the diversity of assignments because they always bring something new and challenging with them.  Scott has an art studio in the Oxford Community Arts Center where he displays some of his personal work.  He has open studio sessions in room 324 on the second Friday of the month, so make sure to stop by.  You can also check out Scott's work at his website 

Ricardo Treviño Jr, Part-Time University Photographer

Photo of Ricardo Trevino sitting on stairs with a canon camera in handRicardo is a part-time University Photographer.  Ricardo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Geology from California State University, Sacramento in 2013.  He then moved to Oxford to attend Miami University as a graduate student and completed his Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education in 2015.  He is currently a full-time Area Coordinator for Dennison, Collins, and McBride Halls right here at Miami University.

Ricardo began photography in high school with black and white film and continued working in digital photography through his days at California State University, Sacramento.  Ricardo got involved helping Jeff and Scott and in the fall of 2014 as a practicum student and has since continued to work Photographic Services to continue developing his skills as a professional photographer.

Ricardo enjoys photographing the many aspects of Miami’s beauty, especially at sunset.  He most enjoys working with students and loves seeing them grow throughout their college experience.  More of his work can be found at his website

Omari Matlock, Video Production Assistant

Portrait of Omari using a video camera on black backgroundOmari’s love for cinematography started out in middle school when his father handed him a video camera. Omari used the camera to create his first commercial, using G.I. Joes, and he knew the film industry was for him.

Before coming to Miami, Omari had several roles in the freelance film industry serving as an editor, writer, producer and director.

His passion for cinematography has lead him to film all kinds of genres. His favorite genres include Sci-Fi and Horror because they allow you to create fictional worlds and storylines making the possibilities for the film endless.

One of Omari’s proudest moments in the film industry was when he received the LLC to his company, “It symbolized my official entry into the film industry”. For more about Omari, you can visit his website, Rebirth Films.

Sabrina Stanifer, Administrative Assistant

Sabrina StaniferSabrina manages all administrative tasks in our unit. Chances are she’ll be answering the phone when you call photo/video services!