Team RTV

Jason Lavanture

Executive Vice President/Founder

Meet Jason LaVanture! Jason finished college in 1999 with a degree, a private pilot’s license, and a burning desire to make a difference in the world. He saw the need for a greener home shopping experience, as well as digital marketing partners for real estate agents, so Jason began developing the RTV virtual tour software system. Several months into his endeavor he met Doug Knorr, owner of Knorr Marketing, a Traverse City ad agency and web development company.

Present day, Jason is the Vice President of RTV, Inc which maintains the largest network of independent virtual reality photographers in the world. RTV has sold several thousand of their virtual tour software kits, has created over two thousand jobs in the USA, and RTV’s virtual tour photographers service over sixty thousand real estate agents worldwide.

In late 2008 Jason was challenged to “walk the talk” and start up an RTV providership of his own in the small town of Traverse City. He accepted the challenge and BlueLaVaMedia came to fruition. Employer of three, BlueLaVaMedia is amongst the top fifty RTV providerships in the world and in a three year span has already published over 700 virtual tours. Jason takes the vast information that he learns from running his own successful RTV providership and hosts a talk show for his virtual tour photographers twice a month called The FORMULA so he can share the secrets of success with the network of providers.

Jason brings over twelve years of internet savvy and expertise to the table and wears many hats at RTV including sales, marketing, product development, and head money spender.  Jason loves assisting his virtual tour photographers and making the RTV network the strongest network of independent photographers in the world.

Jason is happily married to his lovely wife Heather. They have a beautiful son named Emerson who has become the center of their life.

Virtual Tour Technnology Director

Tom Barrons

Technology Director

Tom Barrons is a partner at Byte Productions, a Northern Michigan based, family owned web design company and also technology partners for RTV. Byte Productions was founded in 1991 and is operated by brothers Tom and Tim Barrons. Byte began working for RTV in 2005 and each member of Byte’s team brings unique talents and specialties to RTV.

From graphic designers, musicians and writers, to programmers and hard-core techies, the Byte team has been carefully chosen as a technology partner by RTV because of their ability to cover the broadest possible spectrum of creative and technical areas.

Elizabeth Nixon

Lead Processor/Account Manager

Becca Smart

Account Manager

Marcy Potter

Scheduling Coordinator/Account Manager

Kirk Wagonlander

National Sales Manager

Hotel Photography Services Sales Manager

Jim Kitch

National Sales Manager

Sawyer Bak

Sales and Marketing Consultant

Virtual Tour Software Programmer

Erik Jacobson

Software Engineer

Tyler Anderson

Front End Web Developer

Josh Wilson

Network Administrator/Lead CSR

Alex Anderson

CSR/Multimedia Specialist

Jake Mulcahy

Google Trusted Advisor/Multimedia Specialist

Brandon Rusniak

Processing Admin/Digital Imaging Specialist

Eva Cutler

Digital Imaging Specialist

Kristin Guyot

Staff Accountant