• current work

    Stand-Up Booker

    for Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.

    February 2017 - Present

    • Scout, book and vet television stand-up sets for Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    • Work closely with executive producers, talent department, and Jimmy Kimmel to select talent and coordinate taping dates.

    Talent Producer

    for Propagate Content's new show, Tour Dates.

    July 2017 - Present

    • Scout, interview, and cast four comedians, along with six performance venues around America. 

    Producer

    for Moontronic Labs' documentary feature, Bite To The Future.

    May 2015 - Present

    Sales agents: Paradigm Talent Agency (Ben Weiss, Meghan Oliver, Derek Kigongo)

    • Assist the director with scouting, casting, interviewing, and organization. Set up interviews with talent. Travel to interview locations.
    • Interviews include Wolfgang Puck, Joel Stein (TIME Magazine), Hasan Minhaj, Moby, Ingrid Newkirk (Co-Founder, PETA), and more.
    • Assist with filling post-production positions. Help package the film. Help write and edit content related to the film. Create the film's schedule and budget with the director. 

    Director & Executive Producer

    for documentary feature, A Russian Summer.

    January 2016 - Present

    • A Russian Summer is a feature documentary, co-directed with Kyle Scoble. Traveled to Novosibirsk, Siberia in September 2016 to explore the aftermaths of the Russian orphanage system. 
    • Currently in post-production, working with primary editor, project manager, and musician. Ready for festival submissions in January 2018. 
  • past work

    Programming Consultant

    for the world's largest international comedy festival, Just For Laughs, in Montreal, Canada.

    January 2014 - August 2017 (Festivals: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

    • Scouted nationwide talent to determine the best up-and-coming comedic acts (New Faces, New Faces Unrepresented, and Characters).
    • Auditioned candidates; oversaw all showcases in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Handpicked performers; worked one-on-one with talent.
    • Consulted on bookings of comedians, solo acts, and concept shows for live shows including Galas, Off-JFL, and more.

    Development Consultant

    for Just For Laughs/Juste pour rire TV.

    March 2017 - August 2017 (Festival 2017)

    • Helped develop content for web, television, and other platforms that JFL TV produces in 2017.
    • Wrote pitch material and content to present to clients.

    Talent Booker

    for The CW Seed's The Lie Detector with the Lucas Bros

    July 2017

    • Booked, scheduled, and oversaw over 30 big-name comedians.
    • Worked with agents and managers; acted as the liaison between The CW, talent, the production team, Just For Laughs and the host.

    Talent Manager

    for Fusion and All Def Digital's All Def Movie Awards.

    January 2017 - February 2017

    • Job entailed booking the host, presenters, award recipients and comedians for Russell Simmons’ award show honoring diversity.
    • Worked closely with agents, managers, and PR reps to make offers and get the deals completed.
    • Assisted with contract agreements, travel logistics, and more.

    Talent Coordinator

    for Comedy Central's series, The Comedy Jam.

    October 2016 - January 2017

    • Acted as the liaison between the network, producers, talent, director, managers, agents and talent booker.
    • Helped solidify producer’s precise artistic vision for the show and articulated that to all involved through one sheet creation, phone calls, emails, daily updates, and more.
    • Aided in talent booking with offers, recommendations, keeping everyone in the loop on the status of talent.
    • Assisted with contract agreements, travel logistics, and song clearances.

    Talent Booker

    for The CW Seed's The Elevator Talk Show with Nick Thune.

    July 2016

    • Booked, scheduled, and oversaw over 40 big-name comedians.
    • Worked with agents and managers; acted as the liaison between The CW, talent, the production team, Just For Laughs and the host.
    • Handled release forms and all talent relations.

    Talent Booker

    for JASH Network's comedy festival, Jashfesht.

    February 2016 - April 2016

    • Blocked out a performance schedule along with the JashFesht programming team in accordance with talent availability.
    • Booked acts for curated shows.
    • Acted as a liaison between JashFesht producers, festival planners, performing talent, and their reps.
    • Compiled, organized and relayed information about show details to appropriate parties. Helped handle travel and accommodations for talent.

    Program Director

    of Chris Hardwick's comedy theater, The Nerdist Showroom.

    September 2014 - November 2015

    • Curated, maintained, promoted, enhanced and diversified NerdMelt's calendar of nightly comedy shows, screenings, live podcasts, panels, art exhibitions, book readings, film premieres, special events, and fundraisers.
    • Supervised 15 staff members and 20 interns.
    • Oversaw general operations including social media outreach, public relations, finances and payroll, marketing, supplies, website maintenance, ticketing updates, and house management.
    • Location Manager for Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail: Season 2 and for the Harmontown TV series.

    Grants Writer

    for JFL42, Toronto's premier comedy festival.

    October 2016 - February 2017

    • Consisted of writing, preparing, and assembling all supporting documentation needed for the submission of grants for Toronto's 2017 premier comedy festival, JFL42.

    Casting Associate

    for The Biggest Laugh, a pilot for FOX.

    August 2015 - October 2015

    • Researched, identified, and scouted sketch groups and talent on a national level for a sketch comedy pilot for FOX, Sony, and Tenth Planet Productions.
    • Organized submissions and maintained a detailed log.
    • Released breakdowns detailing available roles.

    Talent Booker

    for The CW Seed's The Elevator Talk Show with Pete Holmes.

    July 2015

    • Booked, scheduled, and oversaw over 50 big-name comedians.
    • Worked with agents and managers; acted as the liaison between The CW, talent, the production team, Just For Laughs and the host.
    • Handled release forms and all talent relations.

    Talent Liaison & Show Manager

    for Moontower Comedy and Oddities Festival in Austin, TX.

    Festivals: 2015, 2016, 2017

    • Acted as liaison between festival producers and talent.
    • Managed a 300+ person venue for Austin’s premier comedy festival.

    Stage Manager

    for RIOT: LA's Alternative Comedy Festival.

    Festivals: 2016, 2017

    • Managed a 500+ person venue for LA's alternative comedy festival.

    Associate Producer

    for Rational Entertainment's Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net.

    January 2013 - February 2015

    • Produced live, improvised stand-up shows that tour worldwide.
    • Accompanied the show to festivals and venues such as Upright Citizens Brigade, Maui Comedy Festival, Portland's Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and San Francisco SketchFest. 
    • Wrote content for the shows. Aided with production for The Nerdist Channel’s 80-episode 'Set List' web series.
  • education

    Western Washington University

    Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts: Performance & Playwriting

    Bellingham, WA

    • Cum Laude, President’s List, Dean's List
    • Theatre Department Presidential Scholar Award: An accomplished scholar, demonstrated success in furthering multicultural activities, achieved high levels of service to the community

    Semester At Sea

    Institute for Shipboard Education (study abroad program)

    Europe, Africa, Asia

    • Circumnavigated the world while studying in 12 countries
    • Took classes from Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    • 2017-2018 Council Member - Semester At Sea's Young Alumni Council (Voted to the council by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Serving a two-year term from January 2017 to December 2018. The Young Alumni Council serves as a voice, vehicle, and resource for Semester at Sea alumni from the past ten years. Create programs and communications that will strength the communication between young alumni and Semester at Sea. Strengthen and sustain active involvement of other young alumni, to deepen their commitment to SAS.)

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