Endorsements and Reviews
"It's a beautifully put-together book...and it provides a lot of insight into what life is like for queer kids and their families, especially in more rural areas."
-Teresa Ryan Manzella, LGBTQ youth advocate/author
I JUST returned to town and got my mail today and your wonderful photos of the masterclass, thank you so much for doing that and taking such great pictures of the event. I never knew where you were and that points to your professionalism and talent! Great work in pretty bad lighting as well.
-Michael Gast, Principal Horn, Minnesota Orchestra
"Thank you for making the 50th Anniversary Horn Symposium a huge success. Your photography and documentary materials are first rate. You captured all the special moments for the participants and for the International Horn Society. Everyone will have memories for a lifetime through your artistry. Thank you for helping my symposium run efficiently and offering everyone a great valued product."
International Horn Symposium 2018
"CAVITT PRODUCTIONS HAVE PERFORMED WRITING, DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES FOR ME INCLUDING MY BIOGRAPHY, SOME MATERIALS THAT I WANTED PREPARED FOR DISTRIBUTION AT MY FUNERAL, AND RELATED PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS. I FOUND THEM TO BE PLEASANT, FUN TO WORK WITH, PROFESSIONAL IN EVERY RESPECT AND INCREDIBLY TALENTED. FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE BIOGRAPHY. I RECOMMEND THEM WITHOUT ANY RESERVATIONS."
retired Deputy Chairman of the Board, Control Data Corporation
“I commissioned Tina to write a biography of my mother. She asks insightful questions that encourage my mom to think about and remember details of things she said she hadn’t thought about for years. Tina is professional and personable, and takes great care to help my mom be comfortable with the interview process. This is a positive experience for my mother. I recommend Tina to individuals and couples alike who want to preserve and tell their stories for future generations.”
- Becky Pritchard, Montgomery Village, MD
Pritchard Music Academy
“Tina Cavitt is an EXTRAORDINARILY good writer.”
- Todd Tanji, Eagan, MN
son of a Gold Edition subject
“I just finished reading your excellent biography of Yoshiro Tanji. I am his brother-in-law and can’t tell you how much I appreciate your good work… it made me feel that I knew him better than I ever had before. You have given a treasure to his family that will be greatly appreciated for generations to come.”
- Bob Hamilton, Menifee, CA
“Tina seemed sincerely interested in me and my experiences. Her genuine care helped me immensely as I remembered the good times and the not-so-good times. I felt I could trust her with even my most difficult memories and she’d respect my privacy. Working with Tina was enjoyable. When all was said and done, she wrote a book that covered the things I wanted said with compassion, accuracy and humor.”
- Robert Hoffmann, Green Bay, WI
retired history teacher, former WWII POW
“For her extensive work, dedication, enthusiasm, and ability to make my dad comfortable with a project he was initially leery about, I certainly feel I got good value.”
- Gretchen Hoffmann, Chicago, IL
daughter of a Gold Edition subject
“It’s been a dream of mine to commission a writer to tell my dad’s story. When Tina told me of her plans to begin focusing her considerable talents on writing biographies, it presented an opportunity to realize my dream! My father’s biography was her inaugural effort and it was a joy to see it become a reality. Tina offers a rare combination of exquisite writing skill and tremendous sensitivity for the subject matter. She has an amazing ability to listen with a kind ear and synthesize the story into a compelling work of art. I highly recommend you ask Tina to write your story. You will be delighted with the results!”
- Patty (Massa) McKay, Encinitas, CA
daughter of a Gold Edition subject
“Years ago, Tina and I went skiing together. When we stopped for a break, I talked on and on about some difficulty I was having and she listened to me like my ‘problem’ was the only one in the world. I still remember thinking, ‘Wow, Tina is great at listening!’ What she’s doing now with biographies is a perfect marriage of her great listening and writing skills!”
- Jill Hilliard, Duluth, MN
Univ. of Minn. marching band alumna
“Grandpa, the book is something I will treasure forever and will show it to my children and grandchildren.”
- Ryan, client’s grandson
“What a wonderful, most special gift.”
- Leah, client’s granddaughter