DALF Virtual Conference Announced
"Be the Difference" Virtual Conference Coming February 2021
Venice, FL (August, 19 2020) – An announcement was made during the Dispatcher’s Roundtable, a live stream broadcast on the Code Seven Network that explores different topics in public safety featuring subject matter experts. The announcement was made by Nathan Lee, CEO & Founder of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation that they would partner with Within the Trenches Media (WTM) to bring to life, “Be the Difference,” a Denise Amber Lee Foundation virtual public safety conference.
“Having the opportunity to partner with someone like Ricardo Martinez is very exciting,” says Nathan Lee, CEO & Founder of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation. “The pedigree of his work and passion for the betterment of the 9-1-1 community is unmatched. He has set the bar high for the virtual conference environment. We cannot wait to get to work on creating the best one yet.”
“It’s an honor to partner with Nathan and the Denise Amber Lee Foundation,” says Ricardo Martinez II, CEO & Founder of WTM. “Nathan and I have known each other for some time now and have become good friends so to do something like this with him and the Foundation is not only exciting but also humbling,” Martinez went on to say, “their mission to help make public safety better through the power of Denise’s story simply fits with what I do by sharing the powerful stories of the dispatcher’s and call takers of the Thin Gold Line.” Be the Difference, a virtual public safety conference presented by the Denise Amber Lee Foundation and powered by Within the Trenches Media is slated for February 2021.
About Within The Trenches Media:
Ricardo Martinez II is a creative individual who is using his skills in writing, design, and podcasting to tell the stories of those he works with. For 13 years he has answered the call of a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Throughout his years in dispatch he was able to go to school where he received an Associate’s in web development through Baker College, a Bachelor’s in graphic design through Full Sail University as well as a Master’s in new media journalism in March of 2013.
Before starting his Master’s program he launched Jabber Log, a blog about current events and his life stories. His personal blog posts became a hit with his audience and one such post even appeared on WordPress.com’s “Freshly Pressed” section on their main page. From there his blog opened doors that included promotions for businesses, artists and musicians. Once he started his Master’s program he began doing multimedia stories that can be found on his YouTube channel. Through this program he discovered podcasting. It spawned a series that tells the stories of those in the field of emergency services.
He then created a podcast version of a segment on his blog called Within the Trenches, a section of writing based on his experience as a 9-1-1 dispatcher. He launched Kickstarter campaign to raise $1,500 for the equipment needed for a show that would feature the stories of 9-1-1 dispatchers. The campaign was funded and can now be found at www.withinthetrenches.net. His goal is to tell the story of everyone he meets.