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Challenge Producer

Hot Set, Season 1 (SyFy / Mission Control Media)
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April 2012 – July 2012

Created 6 original challenges for new head-head production design competition show. Helped devise format, wrote rules. Supervised and staffed challenge department, hiring AP’s & PA’s, models, stunt riggers, SFX makeup, wardrobe, & hair. Oversaw and tracked $30k/episode in contestant expenditures across 20+ vendors, managing accounts, PO’s, insurance.

Field Producer

No Kitchen Required, Season 1 (BBCAmerica / Notional)
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Jan 2012 – Feb 2012

Produced 8 episodes of adventure travel cooking competition series in New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Hawaii, LA, NM & FL. Conducted interviews, handled talent (3 chefs), wardrobe, props, logs, locations, crafted story, directed single-camera shoots. Lead culinary department: coordinating with local chefs, sourcing ingredients and building the pantry for cooking challenge.

Associate Producer

Hell’s Kitchen, Season 10 (FOX / A. Smith & Co)
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April 2010 – Nov 2011

Story produced four episodes from pre-production, production and post-production. Created challenges, rewards & punishments. Conducted interviews with contestants. Wrote scripts for Chef Gordon Ramsay and sous-chefs. Simultaneously coordinated with wardrobe, audio, lighting, art, food, tech, production, camera, casting and restaurant departments. Worked with editors to create story and string out episodes 1004, 1008, 1012, 1016 (finale) on Avid. Wrote VO and ADR.

Associate Story Producer

Kitchen Nightmares, Season 3 (FOX / A. Smith & Co.)

Oct 2010 – Feb 2011

 Acted as AP for all three story teams in story development and producing. Traveled for 11 episodes throughout the United States.  Created real-time logs on 12 camera and audio feeds and summation hot sheets on a daily basis for all 11 episodes.  Continued through post-production creating string-outs, compiling outlines, bite-hunting, transcribing interviews. Executive Trainee & Executive Assistant

Lionsgate Television, Santa Monica, CA
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Sept 2008 – Sept 2010

Assistant to Barbara Wall, Executive Vice President of Television; Current Programming and Program Development. Responsible for assisting and coordinating all departmental creative including the sourcing of new projects, vetting of writers, directors and talent, script development, pre-production, active series development, staffing and casting.  Chosen as a founding member of the Executive Trainee Program based on leadership potential and mentored by top executives.

Double Major in Radio, Television and Film & European History

Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science, Evanston, IL SKILLS
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Sept 2004 – June 2008

Creative problem solving, outside-the box-thinking, coordinating multiple depts/large crews & able to execute on time/budget. Also produce large-scale events: festivals, concerts, retreats and wilderness expeditions. Expedition Leadership. MCing Events. Scripted and unscripted television development. Very strong treatment writer. Excellent writer. Skilled in PC/Mac, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe CS5. Used to be fluent in French.

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Event production: NYC GreenFestival ‘12 mainstage, Austin Caravan SXSW ’12, Santa Fe Harvest Festival ‘2011 & many more. Original unscripted television formats optioned by different production companies, January 2010, April 2012. Expedition Leader for Roadmonkey Adventure Philanthropy Travel Co. Led two expeditions up Mt. Kilimanjaro, 12/10 & 8/12. Graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Extensive wilderness experience. Scuba Certified. Experienced traveler. Circumnavigated the globe in 2006/7. Traveled to 30+ countries. References available upon request

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