Meet The Team

soldiers in line to get in a plane


We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Major Rick Birt US Marine Corp

Master Photographer / Photo Editor / Educator

Photo by Aaron Mahlon

Photo by Aaron Mahlon

Robert J. Phillips US Air Force

Master Photographer / Photo Editor / Educator

Steve Nelson US Navy

Master Photographer / Photo Editor / Educator

Photo by Aaron Mahlon

Self-Portrait by Aaron Mahlon

Aaron Mahlon US Navy

Executive Director PTSD Master of Fine Arts Documentarian / Bachelor of Fine Arts Professional Photographer

Aaron Thomas is a U.S. Navy veteran and served from 1975 to ’81 as a shipboard electrician and electronics technician. After a full career as the founder, CEO, and technology consultant of Computer Dynamics Consulting, he earned his BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography from Texas A&M Commerce, graduating in 2016.

Motivated by his personal life experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit called Photographically Touching the Soul Deeper (PTSD), amalgamating his varied expertise and interests while providing relief and additional coping skills for PTSD sufferers through the therapeutic creation of visual art. Now an MFA graduate student in Documentary Production and Studies, he seeks to expand his skills to include comprehensive storytelling through filmmaking.


Aaron is inspired by the recognition that the disciplines necessary to be successful in higher education complement clinical therapy efforts, improving mental well-being and quality of life; and he always wants his contribution to humanity to be superior to his reward.

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