Director of Multimedia
A native of Port St. Lucie, FL, Steven enters his fourth season with the Jacksonville Sharks as the Director of Multimedia. Steven graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Film from Jacksonville University. During his time at Jacksonville University he worked as a Game Day IP Director and Video Editor with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Steven's passion for film landed him multiple invitations to film festivals in Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York and even the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where his Film "Duality" screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner.
Following his graduation Steven accepted a Head Intern position with Beast of the East Productions, a Film Production company in New York City. This opportunity allowed him to work on major Commercials, Short Films, Feature Films and Music Videos. Steven became the Assistant Director of a music video produced for the Legendary Rock Band The Zombies, the music video "Any Other Way" featured on MTV and was a cover story for rollingstonemagazine.com. Shortly after the production of the music video Steven accepted a position with the New York Jets where he spent the 2013-2014 season as Multimedia Editor. During his time with the Jets he worked on multiple shows for newyorkjets.com including Jets Talk Live, Inside the Huddle and also worked on Network Television collaboration shows like Jets Flight Plan which aired on SNY and other local television networks.
Following his time with the New York Jets Steven accepted a position as a Lead AV Tech / Camera Operator with PRI Productions in Jacksonville, FL. This position led for him to reunite with the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team's Robotic Camera Operator. In 2015 Steven became the Jacksonville Sharks Multimedia Director, where he continues to expand the Sharks' vision for Video Production, Communications, Graphic Design and Social Media. Steven is currently a two-time award winning Media Director taking home the National Arena League's "Best Media" Award in 2017 and 2018. Shotola also has worked as the league host of the National Arena Championship Media Day in each of the league's two season so far.
Steven resides in Jacksonville, FL where he enjoys taking his kids Shae and Aidan to the Beach and Disney World.