Meet the team

Our startup is headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, but we’ve got an amazing distributed team all over the country. This small but passionate team of smart, creative and purpose-driven experts works hard to change the entertainment industry for the better.

We stand together that all voices, stories and perspectives should be seen.
Emily Best

Emily Best

Founder • CEO

Blessing Yen

Blessing Yen

Co-Founder • Chief Design Officer

April Abeyta

April Abeyta

Chief Operating Officer

Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly

CFO

Sasha Kai Parker

Sasha Kai Parker

Head of Product

Clay Pruitt

Clay Pruitt

Head of Programming

Martina Potratz

Martina Potratz

Co-Head of Equity and Inclusion Programming

Meghan Ross

Meghan Ross

Head of Creator Success

Spencer Barros

Spencer Barros

Co-Head of Equity and Inclusion Programming

Stefanie Monge

Stefanie Monge

Head of Sales

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

Full Stack Engineering Lead

Jeremy Fall

Jeremy Fall

Full Stack Engineer

Bri Castellini

Bri Castellini

Film Community Manager

Jackie Saporito

Jackie Saporito

Product Support Manager

Julie Haberstick

Julie Haberstick

Associate Producer

Dani Thomas

Dani Thomas

Digital Storyteller

Shaina Rose Woolley

Shaina Rose Woolley

Events Manager

Alyssa Nambiar

Alyssa Nambiar

Operations Manager

Gabriella Bottoni

Gabriella Bottoni

Crowdfunding Specialist

Jade Flower Foster

Jade Flower Foster

Sales Associate

Cameron French

Cameron French

Sales Operations Coordinator


Want to join in on the fun? Check out our careers page or find us at our events.

instructors

Our world-class creator education is taught by working filmmakers and storytellers with personal experience in the topics they teach.
Lindy Boustedt

Lindy Boustedt

Seattle, WA

Santana Coleman

Santana Coleman

Milwaukee, WI

Christina Raia

Christina Raia

New York, NY

Malerie Grady

Malerie Grady

Atlanta, GA

Maria Mealla

Maria Mealla

San Francisco, CA

Gerry Maravilla

Gerry Maravilla

Los Angeles, CA

Megan Petersen

Megan Petersen

Wilmington, NC

creative action board

Mark Duplass

Mark Duplass

Writer, Director, Actor, Producer

Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

Writer, Director, Actor, Producer

Janina Gavankar

Janina Gavankar

Writer, Director, Actor, Producer

Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon

Writer, Producer

Jeff Yang

Jeff Yang

Journalist, Author, Producer, Podcaster

Lisa Cunningham

Lisa Cunningham

Director, Producer

equity & inclusion advisory board

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Org Design Practice Lead, August Public Inc.

Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey Blanche

Director of Equitable Design, Product & People, Culture Amp

Lisa Magill

Lisa Magill

Co-Founder & COO, Aleria

Michael Baptiste

Michael Baptiste

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Justworks

Valerie Williams

Valerie Williams

Founder, Converge Firm

Kristy Tilman

Kristy Tilman

Head of Global Experience Design, Slack

Wendy Garcia

Wendy Garcia

Head of Global Experience Design, NYC Comptroller’s Office

Virginia Bauman

Virginia Bauman

Owner, Scale.us, Cuties

Nicole Sanchez

Nicole Sanchez

Founder and CEO, Vaya Consulting

Lara McLeod

Lara McLeod

Head of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for Axon

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