Sean Thomas's work as a videographer and editor has taken him from Munich to Washington D.C., where he covered Capitol Hill for the U.S. Army, along with working as a cameraman for the funeral of President Reagan. Thomas created the concept for Instant Access Tours as part of his Capstone Project for the Master's of Public History degree from Northern Kentucky University. He directed a documentary on Speers Hospital and he is overseeing a long-term project on the Underground Railroad in New Richmond, Ohio and surrounding communities.
Steve Oldfield is an award-winning broadcast journalist who has worked as a host, reporter and producer in a variety of markets, from Miami to Denver. Oldfield is a graduate of The Covington Latin School and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He teaches at the University of Cincinnati and mentors students in a high school photography club. Oldfield is finishing up his Master's of Public History degree from Northern Kentucky University where he has collaborated on projects with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, The Betts House and Historic New Richmond, Inc.
Brian Sauer is an independent web developer from Cincinnati, Ohio. He has an undergraduate degree in Game and Simulation Development from Shawnee State University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Computer Science from Northern Kentucky University.
Instantaccestours.com is a culmination of three unique talents striving to find creative solutions to modernize the way we tell the story of your community's history. We edit, refine, and elaborate on existing historical content and package it up in an interactive walking tour web application that is accessible via mobile phone or home computer.
Our goal is to revive old or ineffective walking tours and bring them into the modern age, with the hopes that they will educate and inspire learners for generations to come.
An outline of our business has been featured in the Cincinnati Business Courier.
Our projects have been making the news, reaching as far as the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the full story here.