Because every story is unique, I regularly ask, “How is this story best told?” The tools, media and platforms available today offer unprecedented possibilities.

While working as a newspaper photojournalist, I discovered a photo of a bird could come to life if the bird’s song was heard with it. This led me to audio slideshows, video storytelling and eventually a position at EAA in 2007.

As a multimedia journalist, I now document the aviation lifestyle and share stories about people who are enjoying personal flight. In 2009, I became a pilot myself and documented my flight training with in-cockpit cameras and a video blog.

I then began scratch building my own aircraft, not because I knew how, but because I wanted to learn. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covered our project with a front page story in 2011.

I continue to produce videos for EAA, including a monthly Chapter Video Magazine, and also write for EAA’s magazine Sport Aviation, distributed monthly to EAA’s 180,000 members.

Regardless of the medium—be it words, photos or video—being trusted with a person’s story is an honor I take to heart and one that motivates me to keep learning.

— Brady