A passionate team of top industry professionals who deliver memorable events.
President / Producer
Kirby Whyte, founder of CVW Event Production, has been the President and Executive Producer for the company since its beginning in 1981. In addition, he plays many roles for the business including interviewer, director, cameraman and narrator. A graduate of DePauw University, Kirby has worked in the audio-visual and events industry for over 40 years.
Through Kirby’s hard work and strong leadership, Creative Video has successfully grown from a small one-camera, two-person operation to a full-service audio-visual production company that does so much more than just shoot and edit projects.
Kirby is a hands-on executive who is not afraid to get his hands dirty. He is an avid golfer and loves good wine and whiskey. He and Bonnie live in Glen Echo, MD and have two grown children and two beautiful granddaughters.
Vice President of Production
Matthew Eidemiller has served as the company’s lead technical director and staff engineer since 2007. In May 2010, Eidemiller was promoted to Vice President of Production. He oversees the operations and logistics of all CVW’s productions as well as budget preparation, invoicing, advanced client interaction and show management.
Eidemiller graduated from Clarion University of PA in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. Matthew is an avid Yankees fan and when not working can normally be found around the baseball diamonds of VA coaching his sons’ baseball teams. Matthew resides in Bristow, VA with his wife Samantha and their three children.
VP of Federal Marketing
Bonnie has had a varied public affairs and communications career in the Washington, DC. She served as Public Affairs Director for two Federal agencies, managed and edited a local magazine, and worked for two national trade associations, serving as President of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation. A graduate of the George Washington University, Bonnie is also a Certified Association Executive, Certified Instructor in Flexible Compensation, with graduate and certificate business, social media and communications skills.
Bonnie has a long track record working with clients to find solutions to their needs within their budgets, both large and small. CVW Event Productions has been working with federal and local governments for over 20 years, and Bonnie will work directly to make government projects happen on time and on budget. Bonnie and Kirby live in Glen Echo, MD and have two grown children and two beautiful granddaughters.
Senior Event Producer / Engineer
Jason Vaughn joined CVW Event Productions as Senior Event Producer and Engineer in June 2013. This is Jason’s second tour of duty with CVW as he also served as the Lead Producer, Director and Engineer from 2002-2006. Vaughn specializes in multi-camera production, show management, and technical direction.
Jason graduated from Salisbury (State) University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Arts. In the years between his CVW stops he worked as the Video Production and Game Entertainment Manager for Ripken Baseball and the Aberdeen IronBirds (2007-2012). Jason lives in Linthicum Heights, MD with his wife Aubrey, their two children and pitbull, Lincoln. He is former college soccer player and avid Baltimore sports fan.
Kathleen’s background in the performing arts, as well as event coordination and management, has provided her with a natural appreciation and fascination for the audiovisual and video production industry. “Lights, Camera, Action” are three words that have been a common thread throughout her life, so it is no surprise that Kathleen has become a part of an establishment that provides just that.
Kathleen has found her passion lies more on the behind the scenes machine that creates the ambiance and brings the event and show to life. Kathleen previously managed a music venue and coordinated private events. She worked alongside some of the best sound and lighting engineers in the DC music market. Those crews humored her curiosity for the tech world, and even taught her a few rookie av tricks. Kathleen’s combined experience has truly given her a complete 360-degree view of what the audiovisual and video production world is all about. She is humbled and inspired to promote CVW, a multi-award-winning production company.
In her spare time, Kathleen likes to stay active, enjoying anything from yoga, hiking, running, biking and dance. She also enjoys photography, fashion, listening to records, flea markets and vintage shops, singing in various bands, traveling, and hanging out with her favorite person ever, her daughter Mollie!
EDITOR / PRODUCER
Adam is an Editor/Producer with over 10 years’ experience working with clients large and small. He earned his degree in Film and Video Studies from George Mason University where he specialized in Post Production. Before coming to CVW Event Productions, Adam worked for SAIC, the American College of Cardiology, the International Monetary Fund, Marriott International, and NASA to name a few. He’s dedicated to making sure every client gets the personalized attention they deserve, and their post-production needs are met. Adam resides in Gaithersburg, MD with his soon-to-be wife, Maureen and their dog, Thor.
SENIOR AUDIO TECHNICIAN
Pete has served as the Lead Audio Technician for CVW since 2017. He has 22 years of experience in all aspects of the audio-visual industry. Davis has held similar positions with companies such as Event Tech, ESP and Baltimore Sound and Lighting. For the last 18 years Davis has focused on honing his skills in the audio production field both in the music and corporate fields. Pete currently lives in Martinsburg, WV with his dog Dakota.
Mike graduated from Frostburg State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Video Production. Prior to his time here at CVW Event Productions Mike worked for Ripken Baseball, overseeing the live production and TV and radio broadcasts of the Aberdeen IronBirds, minor league affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Mike joined CVW Event Productions in 2015 and brings 8 years of professional experience to the table. Mike has been trained in all aspects of CVW’s business but specializes in video production, projection and show management. Mike was married in 2018 to his wife Samantha and resides in Monrovia, MD. He is an avid sports fan and huge supporter of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sarah has served as an event technician for CVW Event Productions since 2015. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Sound Design. She began her career in the audio production field but has since expanded to video and lighting as well. She brings 7 years of experience to CVW and is exceptional working with clients to deliver on their needs. Sarah is CVW’s biggest animal lover, living on her little farm in Berryville, VA with her many horses, chinchillas and other assorted animals.
Yolanda is a native of Danville, Virginia. She moved to Northern Virginia to attend George Mason University, majoring in Accounting. She has nearly 30 years of accounting experience and manages both the Accounting and Human Resources functions for Creative Video.
She is the proud mother of Frostburg State University Senior Phillip Wilson. When she is not doing accounting work, Yolanda can be found at her church where she as a licensed Minister, serves as the Minister of Creative Arts and Worship, providing leadership music, media and worship departments.
Yolanda is passionate about the accounting profession and helping people in need.
Samantha joined CVW Event Productions in 2018 to provide administrative support to the office. Working directly with staff members, Samantha helps with freelancer relations and social media networking. Previously Samantha attended Clarion University and studied Mass Media Arts, was a stay at home mom and social media influencer, working online from home to build and grow her social networks. Originally from Pennsylvania, Samantha now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband Matt and their three children.