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I help tell your loved one's life story. I specialize in video editing and graphic design. I have made videos for weddings, sports banquets, corporate retreats, graduations, and more.

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When life ends, all you get is a dash in between your dates of birth and death. I replace the dash with a QR code on the memorial marker, urn, engraved keepsakes, and printed memorial programs to preserve memories of your loved one. I have relationships with vendors in California, Washington, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Florida, and growing. All products are made in U.S.A. small independent businesses with ethical wages and working conditions.

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Our lives can change in an instant, and after our time here is over, most of us will be forgotten. I realized this as a first responder seeing life begin and end on the streets of Los Angeles for a quarter of a century. In 2017 my friend died in a training accident. At his funeral, I looked at a gravestone and stared at the little dash symbol in between the dates of birth and death and I thought, "after pouring our heart and soul into this life...all we get is a little 'dash'?" So I came up with the idea to replace the dash symbol with an engraved QR code to see memories of a person's life. In 2020, I made one for my colleague so he would always be remembered. I learned that competing "solutions" were too complicated especially for anyone grieving and the idea to make a mobile app to make this simple was born. While I raise capital to build an AI platform to scale my abilities to serve millions of families, I pour my heart soul into personally making life tribute videos. I do not outsource. I personally care for your loved one's memories. It is my calling. Making sure they don't fade away is my passion. As a firefighter I dedicated my life to rescuing people, now as the founder at DASH, I dedicate myself to rescuing people from being forgotten.

David R. Gastelum, Video Editor, Graphic Designer, and Founder at DASH


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