Jeff Davis was a good friend, we met several years ago while I was recording ads for an event that was happening in Vancouver, WA. I had never been behind a radio mic, so of course I was nervous. Jeff eased all the tension through his great sense of humor. He was a pro at radio production. Jeff and I would not see each other for months, or even a year but as soon as there was a project, we would pick up where we left off. One day in 2009, after hosting a tour in Israel, I was inspired to go and interview some people and tour the borders. My friend Lea Magen coordinated the effort and got two of her friends from Israel TV to do the filming. Once done, I brought the raw video home to work on it.
The first person that came to mind to help was Jeff. We met and I shared the vision behind the video. He knew how nervous I was, because I had never done anything like this. Once again, my dear friend helped me through my parts in this video using all his talent from years of being in major TV and radio, along with is humor. Through this work Jeff also inspired by all the footage and the stories. He wanted to come to Israel with me and do some more filming but finances didn’t allow it. I have tried and tried to raise funds for Convergence, the non profit I established in 2007, to create more videos and other projects. Sadly, I have not found much success in this, and my personal finances are now drained. So, I put it on the back burner.
When I received the email that my dear friend Jeff had passed away from a heart attack. All I could do is cry! Not only have we lost a good friend, but I did not get him to Israel and now it is to late.
In Jeff’s honor, I bring forth this video he created with me. When I’m able to do another professional video, it will be dedicated to the memory of Jeff Davis. A man who volunteered his time and talent to help bring a message about the goodness of Israel.
Good Bye dear friend, I will see you again one day!