With a TV-Radio B.S. from Ithaca College, I began my career in production on feature films and national network broadcast television series, mixed in with national business meetings and special events for Fortune 500 companies, and extraordinary opportunities as Ceremonies Production Manager for both World Cup Soccer ‘94 and the Atlanta Paralympic Games live international broadcasts.
Shifting gears led me to budgeting and supervising post-production of broadcast commercials at the internationally renown Whitehouse Post. I managed and mentored motion graphic artists, produced for editors across the company’s multiple offices, and was instrumental in growing the business infrastructure as it grew worldwide. I set operational standards across the company and designed a customized budgeting platform with a software developer.
Meanwhile, I joined a coalition of industry leaders to save the Chicago film community from drought, becoming President of the Illinois Production Alliance (IPA) which spearheaded passage of the Illinois Film Tax Credit through legislation. This was the first step in leading to what is now a $630M+/yr. thriving production center.
My creativity was unleashed as I immersed myself in television, becoming an expert on the latest trends while developing creative content for potential cable and broadcast distribution. I sourced talent, produced pilots and sizzle reels through my company, Top Bunk Entertainment.
This new passion ignited a fire and I returned to production. My work as a producer has been wildly diverse, spanning commercials, industrials, web series, narrative, news packages, and unscripted long and short formats. Clients have included ad agencies, production companies, brands, broadcast and cable networks, and independent contractors needing producer support.
I’ve managed creative teams and built in-house content structures. When I come on board as a freelancer, I treat each company as if it’s my own and do my best to add value and growth. I’m a workhorse, I just can’t help it.