Asa R. Eslocker

Asa R. Eslocker

ASLA

Marketing Specialist

Asa is a trained landscape architect, filmmaker, and creative communication strategist who is passionate about his family and community in Charlottesville. With VMDO, Asa weaves multimedia production, storytelling, and consulting experience with his design and landscape architecture training into a unique marketing and business development role.

Asa holds a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from UVA, where he subsequently taught a range of design and communications courses in the School of Architecture. Asa’s graduate research culminated with the production of the documentary film “Landscapes of Longevity” – a feature-length film that examines the impact of the built environment and public spaces on human health, well-being, and life expectancy in three “Blue Zone” locations around the world. “Landscapes of Longevity” premiered at the 2014 Virginia Film Festival and has received several national and state awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The film led Asa to a non-profit civic research group called Thriving Cities, where he led multimedia content development, evidence-based research methods, visual communications, and business development strategies.

Prior to moving to Charlottesville, Asa had an eight-year career with ABC News in New York, NY where he produced a range of news stories working with Good Morning America, World News Tonight, 20/20, and ABC’s Investigative Unit. As an Investigative Producer, Asa was recognized with a number of awards, including two National News Emmy Awards in 2006 and 2008.

Asa grew up in Athens, Ohio and now resides in Charlottesville with his wife, three children, and flock of chickens.


Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia, 2014

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2003