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Steve Colby, FOH Engineer for the Boston Pops
Steve Colby has dedicated over three decades to ensuring that the Boston Pops deliver an extraordinary acoustic experience for their audience and guest musicians alike. Additionally, he consults regularly with other orchestras and concert halls regarding sound reinforcement matters.
Pogo Pictures in Atlanta, Georgia under the leadership of veteran cinematographer and director Steve Colby has produced commercials for multiple clients; most recently a 30-second commercial for Norwegian Cruise Line was created and broadcast.
Early Life and Education
Stephen Colby was born in Washington, DC and raised near Charleston, South Carolina. His family arrived from Ireland during the mass immigration from Ireland during the 19th century.
His athletic accomplishments included soccer, lacrosse and basketball at Moultonborough Academy where he earned All-Conference, All-State, Coaches’ Award Players’ Choice NHIAA Sportsmanship Scholar Athlete honors; additionally he competed in Nordic skiing where he received All-American accolades.
He served on the Northwest Energy Services District (NWESD) board for 31 years, helping establish direct student service programs and cooperative services throughout school districts in his region. When not helping direct student service programs and cooperative services across school districts, he enjoys using subtractive techniques in sculpture at Baltimore Clayworks or Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg Tennessee – perfecting his craft every time!
Steve Colby is an experienced patent attorney. His client base ranges from startups to Fortune 500 companies and his expertise spans medical devices, computer chips, semiconductors, sensors and manufacturing management.
Dr. Steven Colby takes great pleasure in working with patients of all ages to design beautiful smiles that combine function, aesthetics, and comfort. In practice for 16 years and representing three generations of orthodontists serving Edina Minnesota communities. Dr. Colby holds memberships with both the American Association of Orthodontists as a Premier Preferred Provider for Invisalign as well as being a Spear Study Club consultant.
Cal Waichler ’21 loves challenging herself and others outdoors – be it paddling Class V rapids on the Gauley River, dodging avalanches in backcountry powder of Rockies or Cascades mountains, or navigating toxic algae blooms in Maine lakes. Outdoor writer Cal Waichler takes great pleasure in pushing herself beyond her comfort zones to push them to meet new challenges head on.
Achievement and Honors
Colby hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Utilizing his award-winning experience as both director and cinematographer to lead one of the most prolific commercial production companies in Southeast, his work has been seen across 47 states and numerous nations worldwide.
He was an active member of National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society and the AP Scholar program; additionally he held Team Organizer duties within Student Government.
Joshua Warner of Barrington will attend Colby-Sawyer College to study Biology on the Pre-Dental track. He served as Reporter for both National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society; additionally, he achieved AP Scholar status by attaining excellent scores on three or more AP exams.
Colby takes great pleasure in spending his free time with family, camping and fishing – activities which he shares with his wife who lives with them in Goodland, Kansas, along with son Xavier.
Colby has worked with various musical artists and ensembles over his career, working to ensure sound quality is appropriate for each performance by selecting an appropriate loudspeaker type, positioning it before audiences, and adjusting its volume level as necessary.
As well as his professional career, he also supports Frontline Response through donation and volunteering efforts. Pogo Pictures in Atlanta employs him as cinematographer/director; their commercial advertisements for large corporations such as Norwegian Cruise Line, Coca-Cola and AT&T include commercials created under his direction; they’ve produced projects in 47 states worldwide!
Steve Colby is an entrepreneurial multi-talent with diverse business interests. He has amassed wealth through wise stock investments, real estate holdings, lucrative endorsement deals and advertising efforts.
Pogo Pictures, his production company that specializes in commercials and image branding. He has directed projects shot both in the US and abroad for major corporations like Norwegian Cruise Line, Coca-Cola, Bank of America among others.
He amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $2 Million as of 2021, primarily earned through his MMA career – most notably with a five-win run at UFC that culminated in him defeating Rafael dos Anjos to become interim champion.
He is also an accomplished sword master who has featured in films like Hell Baby, Beautiful Creatures, The Town That Dreaded Sundown and Hot Tube Time Machine 2. Additionally he has made appearances on numerous television programs.