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Diane Strand

JDS Video & Media Productions
Temecula, CA
Diane Strand is the majority owner of the multi-award winning JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. The Producer at JDS Actors Studio and Founder of the nonprofit 501c3 JDS Creative Academy. JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. was founded in May of 2003, with her partner in both life and business, Scott Strand. Their multi award winning corporate video company was built mostly on word of mouth, some of their local clients include: Abbott Vascular, City of Temecula, Temecula Chamber, Eastern Municipal Water District, MSJC, Cal State San Marcos and Temecula Valley Hospital. In January 2010 Diane started a Drama Club program with Scott, which launched in the Temecula Unified School District. There was such a huge response that they decided to create an Actors Studio for all ages to learn the technique and craft of Acting, which is now known as JDS Actors Studio. In 2014 Diane founded and launched the nonprofit 501c3 JDS Creative Academy which offers education, training & apprenticeship programs in all disciplines of visual, performing and digital arts. Diane is also deeply involved with the community and the region’s economic development. In 2006 Diane was nominated by the San Diego Business Journal as a woman who means business. Diane /JDS Video & Media Productions, Inc. is a member of many business and community organizations. Diane currently is sitting on two other Boards in addition to JDSCA: The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest California, as an Executive Board Member, and Riverside County Workforce Development as an Executive Board Member & the Chair of Southwest Regional Committee. And this year Diane is serving as the Co-Chair for her second time for the Temecula Chamber of Commerce, Woman in Business event. Diane mentors, teaches and trains youth through JDSCA, and using the State Approved Apprenticeship program Diane wrote, along the program design she co-wrote with one of her employees for Inland Regional Center teaching & training video production and job skills to young adults with autism and disabilities. In addition to working with the Temecula & Murrieta Unified School districts as an advisor on professional video production and acting as a career goal. Diane is a founding member of the Women’s Business Center of California, Charter Board Member of the North San Diego Real Estate Investors and past executive board member for the EDC of North County San Diego. Dian also had an exciting career in the mainstream entertainment Industry working for Disney, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. on show’s like General Hospital, Friends and Veronica’s Closet.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, September 28

10:00am PDT