The Heartland Image Foundation is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)3 with a mission to define and showcase what makes a community great and unique – through the power of digital media creation.

Professional and student media-makers come together to raise your community’s pride and self worth, and increase economic and workforce development and be a catalyst for combined arts & technology and higher education!


Media arts education, creative expression and community celebration – through professional quality filmmaking! By both youth and adults!



Arts & Media Education – student arts and media education initiatives like the SIAFB


Community Image – digital video campaigns and broadcast PSAs like The YP, and any great cause or non profit that need to get their message out to the public!


Community Spirit & Economic Development – bringing Hollywood movie and TV projects to your community

Plus we’re always exploring ways to grow and evolve as media and message evolve in our society!

Meet The Heartland Image Foundation Board

The HLI Foundation board includes several Lima, OH natives along with other passionate and involved members of our communities.

Nick Kellis, President – Wow Media Marketing, Flyover State Entertainment, Wow Video Tours

Dennis Rockhold, Vice President – President of Rockhold Wentling Financial Advisors

Ashley Ackelson, Treasurer  CPA, E. S. Evans Accounting

Chastity Butterfield, Secretary –  Director of Inventory Control, The Donna Krech Companies

Austin St. John, Board Member – Actor / Media Personality, Original Red Power Ranger

Jason Stolly, Board Member – Commercial Lines Manager, Stolly Insurance

Melody Kellis, Board Member – Art Director, Amazon; Former Director Of Technology, Paramount Pictures

Lima practicing physician, Dr. Manu Aggarwal, is also an avid contributor & collaborator in the startup & progress of the SIAFB project.

Heartland Image Foundation Chairs

Vickie Shurelds – Bootcamp Director

Jay Philips – Technology Director

Aimee Bucher – Marketing Director

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The Heartland Image Foundation submitted 501c3 tax exempt status through the Nardone Law Group, LLC in December 2014.