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A full list of my credits is available on IMDB at www.imdb.com/name/nm2323416/
Consultant, Talent and Development, National Geographic, 2017-2018
Worked with the development team to help shape the channel's new premium content, including series, specials and feature documentaries. Built a database of above-the-line talent and became the point person for staffing new projects with showrunners and directors. Created and managed new relationships between premium level talent and the network.
Vice President, Development, Animal Planet, 2012-2016
Co-managed the Development Team and worked with Programming and Production to administer more than $100 million and create more than 300 hours of content each year.
Developed new series The Vet Life which was one of the network’s top three most watched series of 2016 and set a record as the network’s top freshman series among W25-54 in three years. It continiues to perform in 2018.
Developed Discovery Channel’s highest rated new series of 2014, Alaskan Bush People, which averaged 5 million viewers per episode and was the No. 1 original series on all of television on Friday nights across A25-54, M25-54, A18-49, and M18-49. In 2016 it was the No. 1 unscripted program on Wednesday nights.
Worked on numerous series including Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters, American River Renegades, Flipping Ships, Alaska Battle on the Bay, Curse of the Frozen Gold, Alaska Proof, 100 Miles from Nowhere, Animal Black Ops, Lone Star Law, and The Sheriff of Cross River among others. Developed the pilot that became Destination America’s hit Ghost Asylum, Animal Planet’s first “B” movie, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, with Shannen Doherty and Christopher Lloyd, and special presentation Walking the Nile, in cooperation with Channel 4 in the UK. Worked with Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions on a global conservation series Ocean Warriors.
Senior Director, Nonfiction and Alternative Programming, A&E, 2005-2012
Spent seven years at A&E/The Biography Channel developing and executive producing numerous series, specials and pilots, including the pilot and first 60 episodes of the highly rated, Emmy Nominated, pop-culture phenomenon, Hoarders.
Helmed numerous other series including The First 48, The Peacemaker, Jacked: Auto Theft Task Force, and Billy the Exterminator. Developed and executive produced the pilot for The Locator which became a hit series for WEtv, and the pilot for DUI which ran two seasons on TLC.
Ran A&E’s lucrative weekend house and home programming block, managing multi- million dollar integration and sponsorship deals in series such as Flip This House, Sell This House, Find & Design, Keyshawn Johnson Tackling Design and Fix This Yard.
Developed and executive produced talk and investigation series Aftermath with William Shatner and musical interview series The Chris Isaak Hour for The Biography Channel, in addition to dozens of episodes of the series Biography.
Oversaw A&E Indie Films’ Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother, and Johnny Cash’s America and Ray Charles’ America, both created by Oscar winning producer Morgan Neville.
Executive Producer, The Biography Channel, 2004-2005
Managed and executive produced The Franchise Project; 80 hours of the series Biography produced by multiple suppliers in just four months.
Wrote and produced documentaries and specials for more than a decade, working for WTTW/PBS in Chicago, Towers Productions, A&E, History, The Biography Channel, ABC News Productions and WNBC New York.
BS in Radio, TV and Film from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.