I currently oversee Alternative Programming for Disney Channel, Disney XD, and DXP.
I have been part of the growing genre of reality television from the early onset creative years.
With over 22 years of experience in alternative programming, stretching from live specials and documentary story-telling, all the way through shiny-floor game shows and short form scripted, I have a stellar reputation for executing producing on the highest level.
I love being a collaborative, innovative key Disney executive on highly visible projects like the RDMAs, red carpet specials and the critically acclaimed series Bug Juice. Simultaneously I manage various creative projects like developing QuizNey, Pop News on Disney Channel, and executive producing Descendants Neon Lights Promo.
In less than 20 weeks ,I oversaw the creative orchestration of more than 80 hours of programming with the launch of Disney’s E-Gaming Programming Block, DXP, which includes Parker Plays, Polaris Primetime, Polaris Player Select, IGN Daily Show, ESL Brawlers, ESL SpeedRunners and Nintendo World Championship.
I am the go to when it seems impossible, with my experience I can not just elevate a series in development or a second season, but I also am the producer you want "difficult and never been produced before" projects to be handled by. I take things in stride and execute in stressful and hurried situations with confidence and a smile on my face. I turn stressful situations into creative experiences.
As a previous Vice President of Original Programming and Series Development at CMT, I executive produced critically acclaimed series such as Sweet Home Alabama(3 seasons) (highest rated original series at its premiere) andThe Singing Bee(4 seasons) (highest rated original premiere). As a senior developer and programming executive at Viacom networks’ MTV and VH1, and helped catapult the international hit franchises The Real World and Road Rules. Most notably, her shows Breaking Bonaduce(2 seasons), Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Scott Baio is 46 and Pregnant, instituted a new genre of Celeb Reality Programming.
A native of Long Beach, CA, I attended California State University, Dominguez Hills California.
As I elevate in the business I realize being handed the tough situations is where I excel. If it seems impossible either timeline, budget or staffing, I can easily adapt and work in any given situation and deliver a product. I am grace under fire, a smile in the worried crowd and the brightness in the dark tunnel. There's no task I run from but instead set realistic expectations. We all wish we had more money and more time but as those luxuries elude more each day we can still make content that people want to watch.
My heart is always with creativity. I love to read, create art out of the unexpected, interior design and organize peoples lives. I love a good work out, brunch with friends and a good Deapok and Oprah Meditation, preferably in that order