Dave von Fintel

Filmmaker/Photographer specializing in Aerial Cinematography


  • Filmmaker specializing in Aerial Cinematography2014 - Present

    Kansas City, MO

    I'm taking my creative skills to new heights - piloting a UAV to produce dramatic aerial video/photo solutions as well as producing & editing conventional video for a variety of industries.

  • Freelance Creative Director2012 - 2014


  • Web Development Director2004 - 2012

    Rockhurst University

  • Creative Director1999 - 2004

    Rockhurst University

  • Art Director1998 - 1999

    Rockhurst University

  • Graphic Designer1997 - 1998

    GB Design


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design1991 - 1996

    University of Missouri

  • Graphic Design, Photography & Video Production1995 - 1996

    University of Tasmania School of Art, Australia


  • “Dave has exceptional skills as a designer and web developer. As his supervisor for several years, I found him to be a joy to work with, and a great team player. He is a problem-solver who finds a solution to every challenge. I would not hesitate to hire him again.”

    Rosita McCoy, Senior VP - KU Endowment Association

  • “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave on many projects. He’s always able to bring a fresh perspective to every job. His positive personality and openness to trying new things, makes working with him a very fun & collaborative event.”

    Mark McDonald, Owner - Mark McDonald Photography

  • “I worked with Dave for several years while employed at gb Design. Dave and I collaborated on a variety of design projects and I always found him to be easy to work with and valued the ideas and professionalism he brought to the table. Since that time, my agency has had the pleasure to work with Dave and his team at Rockhurst as a vendor providing online development solutions and consulting to Rockhurst University. Dave continues to provide impressive direction and management skills to the projects we have conducted with him and his team.”

    Ryan Lorei, Owner - Voltage Creative

  • “In the seven years Dave and I worked together, I watched him consistently come up with effective, creative solutions for various print, web and video projects. He stays on top of design trends and web standards, and everything he touches looks refined and professional. He has exceptional talent and lots of ideas, which made him a valuable member of our team.”

    Jamie Swearingen, UX Copywriter - Garmin International

  • “I have hired Dave may times for his expert graphic design services, and have also brought him in as a consultant on several high profile web design and development projects. Dave's ability to listen to my client's needs, and his ability to translate their ideas into reality are second to none.”

    Matt Couch, Real Estate Analyst - Hopkins Appraisal Services


  • • CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education): Silver Award
- '09, Excellence in Multimedia: Single Web Page (Ready for Rockhurst) 
- Bronze - '02, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine 
- Silver - '01, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine
 - Gold - '00, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine Cover 
- Silver - '00, Rockhurst University Campus Banners 
• Web Marketing Association's Web Awards Judge - '08 
• JAA (Jesuit Advancement Administrators): '06 - Award of Merit: Multimedia, Admission Pages 
• Internet Advertising Competition '05 - Best Education Integrated Ad Campaign - Rockhurst Website 
• Center for Digital Education: '05 Best of the Web 2nd place, Rockhurst University 
• Web Marketing Association: '05 Best Education Internet Advertising Award, Rockhurst University 
• American Association of Webmasters: '04 Silver Award, Rockhurst University 
• Mead Papers: Certificate of Excellence in the Graphic Arts - Rockhurst University, 1999 Annual Report

Visit Instagram/davevonfintel for frequently updated shots. Some of my work features footage that may be purchased as stock video or photo.


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How Do You Know if farm financing is Right for You?

  • A good credit score.
  • A low debt ratio.
  • 10+ years in the farming industry
  • Business plan showing how you will use the money, how it will help you to turn a profit, and how you will be able to pay the money back.
  • Assets that match or surpass the value of the loan.

While all lenders are going to look at these compensating factors differently, being able to present a trustworthy business profile is key to securing a loan with good rates and terms.

It is also important to shop around when looking for a loan as well. One lender might not see your compensating factors as valid, while others might. Shopping around and getting multiple quotes is key to getting the best rates and terms.

Having poor credit should not deter you from searching out financing. As mentioned above, there are many other factors that lenders will take into account when determining your eligibility.

If you are on the fence about whether or not farm financing is for best term paper sites you, here a just a few ways that additional funds can help you to recover from a bump in the road, or allow you to expand your business indefinitely.

New machinery and equipment: As anybody who has been close to a farm knows, agriculture requires a lot of machinery and equipment; none of which runs cheap. Updating your tractor, harvester, fencing or even your workforce can make operations move more efficiently and result in more profits. A loan such as a business line of credit can also be held in case of equipment failure.

To secure a loan with a traditional lender you will usually have to demonstrate years of profit/loss accounts, have valuable assets that you can put up against the loan, and have a credit score that is improving

Upgrading Your Systems: Pennies saved can equal thousands made. Upgrading agriculture systems such as your field irrigation can cost a lot upfront, but the long term savings can make your business more profitable once the loan has been paid.

Adding to your offering: In the unsettling ups and downs of the food market, it has never been more important to show diversity in your offering. By adding an extra crop or livestock, you widen both your safety net and money-making potential.

Hiring Farmers During a Cash Crunch: When a farm goes through a tough time with financials, it is usually the workforce that sees the cuts first. While staffing can be a big expense, losing staff can make it difficult to ever get out of a rut, and if you do you will have nobody in place to aid in the regained work.

A farm loan can help to cover wages while the farm gets back on its feet or reaches the awaited harvest date.

What Kind of Terms Does Lending Valley Offer farmers with bad credit?

Traditional Lenders: While traditional lenders will offer farms with poor credit financing solutions, their standards are very high, and it is not easy to qualify. The application process of traditional lenders can also take several weeks, which is time most people simply don’t have.

The main benefit of working with traditional lenders is that if you do qualify you will likely have the opportunity to ‘upgrade’ your loan from a short term, to a long term.

Alternative Lenders: Alternative lenders, such as Lending valley, make the farm financing process easy and quick. Using alternative lenders when you have bad credit gives you the highest chances of been accepted, while also being subject to fair terms.