The path to being a business owner isn’t always conventional. I first got started with video back in 8th grade making highlight videos for a church camp I attended in the summer. In high school I took classes to learn the basics of video production, but plans to do it full time were merely daydreams. I later attended Mississippi College and graduated with a degree in psychology and Christian studies with intentions to pursue ministry and counseling; however, God had other plans.
In 2015 I got laid off from my first job in corporate America. Unable to find my next opportunity, I decided to create my own. I started JM Films that fall with very little business experience, but I was determined to be successful. Little did I know back in 8th grade that I would rely on those video classes to make a living; almost 15 years later. Since then the Lord has continued to bless JM Films in ways I couldn’t imagine and ultimately led to starting Ryval Studios in 2020. It’s only because of Him that I’m able to serve our clients and I’m dedicated to glorifying God with every project we take on. It just goes to show, God can make a success even from the most unconventional of starts.