|A television series celebrating the coastal waters
of North Carolina
|The Cruising Carolina television series is a
production of Blue Water Media, LLC, based
in Danbury and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Blue Water Media is a full-service television and video production/post-production company owned and managed
by media professionals with broad backgrounds in television production, public relations and broadcast journalism.
Our company was founded in 1998 to produce lifestyle-oriented television programming and corporate video
communications and marketing products.
Blue Water Media has produced many hours of original television programming for regional and national cable
networks and public television broadcast stations nationwide. Our broadcast/cable network credits include
"Maximum Marine", "American Boater", "Rev It Up". Blue Water Media also provided turnkey production and
post-production services for the PBS series "Simple Living", which is broadcast to more than 70% of US
In addition, Blue Water Media has produced projects for a long list of corporate/institutional clients, helping them to
achieve a wide variety of communications and marketing goals. Our client list includes the North Carolina
Automobile Dealers Association, Progress Energy, Duke University Medical System, Speed Channel, The Simple
Living Company, Triumph Boats, Benchcraft Furniture, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Vessel Assist
Association of America, Wide Eye Productions, Carolina Exclusives Real Estate, Prudential Real Estate, and many
David Dalton, managing partner
David Dalton has almost 30 years' experience as a television producer, videographer, editor, and as a manager of
television/video production facilities. Before co-founding Blue Water Media in 1998, Dalton was General
Manager/Senior Vice President of Vision Video, a broadcast and corporate television production facility in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His team produced a number of award-winning products, earning EMMYs and
ADDYs for commercials and public television documentaries. Dalton also spent years in broadcast television
news, where he served as Executive Producer for NBC affiliates in Winston-Salem and Raleigh, North Carolina.
Theresa Dalton, managing partner
Theresa Dalton has 25 years of experience as a television producer, writer, and public relations professional.
Before co-founding Blue Water Media, Theresa was a public relations specialist for the North Carolina Department
of Human Services, where she managed a national award winning communications campaign concerning child
support. In addition, Dalton served as Director of Media Relations for the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Director of Communications for the North Carolina State Senate, and as
a news producer for three North Carolina network television affiliates.