Investor, Producer, Consultant

Mr. Eckley graduated from the University of Houston in TV production. Upon graduation Mr. Eckley was hired by a Television Network operating in Texas, Michigan, and New York where he was ultimately promoted to Production Manager. When that Network transferred into a satellite and dish system, Mr. Eckley started Vidicom Services, a videotape consulting service in Houston, Texas.
In 1976 Mr. Eckley was hired to design, build, and operate 2 research, development, and fabrication shops for a famous inventor (Byron Donzis).
In 1977 Mr. Eckley started Black Mesa Construction Company, which operated in the SW Region of the United States and in the Caribbean. Black Mesa won many interesting contracts such as: Artwork on the Magic Island Complex in Houston Texas, Restoration work on the Governor Ross Sterling Mansion in Houston Texas, Restoration of the “Huckster House” in La Porte Texas, Designer and Contractor to the ”Gold Hill” house in Telluride Colorado, and a consultant to the restoration of Spratt Hall in St. Croix (built by Blackbeard the Pirate, and the oldest colonial building in the Western Hemisphere).
In 1993 Mr. Eckley started KCTC Inc. in order to build the Kingwood Town Center. Through KCTC Inc. Mr. Eckley purchased two land parcels, designed and built five commercial buildings, completed the sale of one building, purchased two buildings, closed 11 conventional loans, and two securitized loans. He ultimately converted Black Mesa Construction Co. into a Property Management company which is still operating today.
In 1993 Mr. Eckley was accepted to the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston to pursue their Entrepreneurship Program, and then mentored students in that program over the next 10 years.
In 1999 Mr. Eckley first attended the Burning Man Festival and has designed, built, installed, and operated a very wide collection of Kinetic Sculptures in Black Rock City for 21 years in a row.
In 2003 Mr. Eckley started The Far Road, a jewelry design and fabrication company whose products have been exhibited in numerous galleries around the United States and Hawaii.
In 2006 Mr. Eckley contracted for 2 years to the Ford Foundation as a Retail Real Estate Consultant.
Mr. Eckleys’ work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC, the Cincinnati Museum of Fine Arts in Ohio, the Oakland Museum of Fine Art in California, and the Bellevue Arts Museum in Seattle, Washington.
From 1997 to 2018 Mr. Eckley wrote 91 story treatments for a 100 Episode Television Series called THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Development is currently underway.
Parallel with developing his TV series, in 2022-23 Mr. Eckley produced a motion picture called: JOURNEY: BEYOND BORDERS directed by Cris Rodriguez.