Like a lot of producers, I caught the production bug a long time ago and have never recovered.
Starting out as a PA, I worked on features, music videos, documentaries, and live TV with stops including The Apollo Theater and Paisley Park. I’ve produced advertising for a wide range of brands including Walmart, Target, Estée Lauder, GAP, Vera Wang, Zales, Harley Davidson, IKEA, and Porsche.
Not a bad editor, I’m pretty handy with the Adobe Suite and have some coding chops as well. Below are some places I’ve worked, and a little bit more about my experience.
When I’m not producing, you can find me catching movies (in a theater), running or biking around Lake Nokomis, and during the summers I hold down left field for the Mill City Blue baseball team.
Executive Producer –
Peterson Milla Hooks 19-Present: Lead a staff of producers to create content for Walmart, Estée Lauder, Balsam Hill, Purple LLC, Kohl’s and others. Evaluated and advised team members on creative IP considerations. Negotiated rights and licenses for music, photography, and talent, including multi-service contracts for celebrities, as well as contracting with top-tier models, photographers and stylists in the fashion industry.
Senior Producer –
Peterson Milla Hooks 09-19: Lead producer on TV, print and online content for clients including GAP, Target, Kohl’s, Sleep Number, and others. Projects included celebrity talent, international production, and music licensing.
Martin Williams 07-08: Produced work for clients including Hoover, Cargill, Pfizer.
Carmichael Lynch 98-06: Client work included Harley-Davidson, IKEA, Gibson Guitars and Porsche.
Line Producer –
Best Buy Company 94-98: Directly booked crews and equipment in cities across the country. Managed staff of producers to create multi-million dollar video interactive store display.
Warner Brothers 93: Ensured accurate payment of 2M dollars in wages under union contracts including IATSE, Teamster, and SAG for film “Grumpy Old Men”.
Coordinator / Office Assistant 89-93 –
Little Big League – Caste Rock Entertainment – Office Assistant
Untamed Heart – MGM Studios – Office Assistant and Script Supervisor 2nd Unit
Paisley Park Productions – Music videos and other film projects for Prince
MTV – Live Super Bowl Broadcast – Production Assistant
New Music Report – Apollo Theater, NY – Audio Assistant
Carleton College, Northfield, MN – BA Cum Laude English – film concentration
New York University, New York – 3 years graduate film production program
Proficient editor: Final Cut and Premiere
Adobe CC Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects. Also, Motion and InDesign.