EXECUTIVE TEAM

Don_VitalleDon Vitalle, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
In addition to being the visionary whose mission of “preserving history – one family at a time” provided the foundation for Lifestone, Don leads the company with insight and experience from his 25 years of success as an entrepreneur and in his award-winning career in management for companies such as electronics giant Radio Shack.  Don also has an extensive background in the entertainment field (working with international celebrities and artists in a career spanning more than 3 decades) and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

 

James_RagsdaleJames Ragsdale, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
A seasoned administrator, I/T coordinator, web developer, and sales/marketing manager, Jim brings a wide range of experience and proficiencies to Lifestone operations.  A key factor in the success of companies including Dunn & Dunn Data Systems, Inc. and Bankers Alliance Insurance Group, Jim has also represented national and regional artists for talent agencies and management firms.  As co-founder of GIVE Leadership Institute, Jim has also been involved with organizational development programs utilized by corporate clients and universities such as Cornell, Texas A&M and the University of Connecticut.

 

Jose_GarofaloJose Garofalo, Creative Director
Jose was chosen as Lifestone’s executive director and service provider for his 40 years of experience in film, television and digital media as a writer, director, producer and editor in various genres and formats including feature films, television series, talk show formats, music videos, variety and reality formats and bi­lingual programming.  Among his most recent projects include “City Of Dreams,” the official documentary of Port St. Lucie,  Florida and “That’s Livin'; The Zora Neale Hurston Story.”