Don 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 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 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.”