Director / Producer
Founder - Miller Productions of Virginia
Joni Carter Co-Producer
Chef Win Goodier, CEC,AAC
Host / Co-Producer
Corporate Chef - Ward Oyster Company
Founder - Ware River Culinary Company
JJ and company
Production Crew Biographies
Dave has directed and shot everything from football games to parades. His programming has been nominated for and has won several regional Emmys. Prior to founding Miller Productions, Dave managed the television services group of Producers at HCTV, Cable Channel 17. He built and designed the television studios there. Dave worked in almost all aspects of broadcasting at NBC12 in Richmond. Dave directed the evening news programs and managed the broadcast operations production department. He has an MBA from Averett University, in Danville and completed his undergraduate studies in Television and Marketing at the University of Arizona. Dave has many interests including boating, fishing, racquetball, photography and motorsports. He is a member of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters, the Society of Broadcast Engineers, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a strong supporter of local film and television.
Joni Carter is the proud great-granddaughter of a Mathews County waterman, raised on the Rappahannock River in Lancaster County, Virginia.
As part of her dedication to Bay conservation, Joni Carter volunteered her time to moderate the initial development of the Sensible Seafood program in Hampton Roads. The program, sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium, distinguishes seafood choices that are abundant in local waters as well as those that are in danger of being overfished or harms other species during harvest. She continues her conservation work with TOGA and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation developing an oyster shell recycle program for an education reef.
Most recently, Joni was instrumental in the development of the Virginia Oyster Trail through a nonprofit group VISIONS. The Oyster Trail was originally designed as an economic development program to create jobs and reduce poverty in rural coast communities. It is now statewide and administered by the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
Joni has a great passion to preserve folklore, heritage and culture of the western shore of the Bay. She is particularly dedicated to honor and support the native watermen as well as growing the aquaculture industry in coastal Virginia.
Chef Win has over 30 years experience in the Food Service Industry. He has been an executive chef in hotels, restaurants, country clubs, hospitals and team chef in Nascar. He also has over 15 years experience as a culinary educator. A graduate of Johnson and Wales University with an associates degree in culinary arts and a bachelors degree in food service management. He is also certified as an Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation, as well as a member of the ACF's honor society, the American Academy of Chefs. He has served as the Chairman of the 2008 ACF Southeast Regional Conference, and was the ACF state coordinator for Virginia from 2009 - 2012. In 2009 and again in 2015 he was awarded the prestigious ACF Presidential Medallion.
An active member of the Virginia Chefs Association, he has held the positions of secretary, president, as well as chairman of the board, and is currently on the board of directors.He has been honored by receiving the Chef of the Year Award twice by the VCA. He was also a contributing writer for The Culinary Secrets of Great Virginia Chefs, a 1995 Rutledge Hill Press Cookbook.
Throughout his career, Chef Goodier has been honored to participate as a cookbook judge for the James Beard Foundation, host chef of a James Beard Dinner, Chaine de Rotisseur dinner, and the Virginia Chefs Association's annual Ball. He has made numerous television appearances including the Food Network, Discovery Channel, ESPN, TBS, TNN, as well as local news channels in Richmond and Norfolk. He was the host of "Virginia Flavors" a local cable cooking show which was a winner of a 2002 Telly Award.
Dan Bowen and Maggie Rainwater