Our Team

Aaron Keane

Aaron Keane

In the music industry for almost 20 years, Aaron cut his teeth working with some heavy hitters. He engineered album projects for musical artists ranging from folk singers Shawn Colvin and Suzanne Vega to hip hop talent Mos Def. As a composer, he has made music for TV networks including HBO, NatGeo, Discovery, PBS and TLC. And let’s not forget his audio work on video games, independent films, and commercials for brands like Polaris, CarQuest, Travelocity and Georgia Pacific.

Not a big fan of flying, nowadays Aaron likes to keep things interesting on the ground at Trailblazer Studios. He heads up our music department, focusing on music composition and production. He also provides recording, editing, and mixing for our clients in advertising, TV, film and video gaming.

Oh, and he’s also known for his cheese biscuits. Some say they even rival those of our resident studio chef Garye Costner’s famous delicacies.

 

Professional Summary:

Aaron began his career as an assistant engineer in music studios in New York City during the mid ’90s, and moved up the ranks from there. All the while, he was playing in bands and learning his craft of composing and audio engineering from music pros like Mitchell Froom, Eddie Kramer and John Leventhal.

In the early 2000s Aaron moved in to audio post, working on TV commercials for Kill Bill, Cold Mountain, Gangs of New York and Chicago, as well as TV shows for VH1 and MTV. He joined Trailblazer Studios in 2004.

Aaron earned his B.A. in Art History/Photography at Bard College and his M.M. in Music Business and Technology at New York University.

Abby Mann

Abby Mann

Some call it an addiction, some call it a passion, and some call it crazy, but Abby’s heart belongs to the world of post-production. When it comes to efficient project workflow and media management, she’s a guru.

At Trailblazer Studios, Abby crafts customized media delivery for producers, editors, transcribers, press outlets, promo houses and broadcasters. And she still has time to research and develop best practices and troubleshoot post-production IT issues.

Abby’s dream project is to work on a groundbreaking network docu-reality or scripted series that gains national attention and shines a light on what North Carolina has to offer. Until then, she’s happy finding new, applicable ways to streamline workflow and utilize new technologies for the Trailblazer crew.

 

Professional Summary:

Abby is a UNC Wilmington graduate in Film Studies who spent most of her collegiate years in the edit suite. Shortly after graduation, she had the chance to combine her travel passion with her love of production and took off for Guatemala to join a small production crew.

Abby later became a production assistant and editor for BabyWeightTV. She joined Trailblazer Studios in 2012 and hit the ground running.

Alan Maynard

Alan Maynard

Some kids grow up wanting to become doctors or astronauts. Alan, a born and bred North Carolinian, wanted to work in post-production. At Trailblazer Studios, he handles online editing, color correction and creative offline editing for TV shows, documentaries and commercials. Or as he likes to put it, he “adds the finishing polish to make projects nice and purdy.”

Working on a variety of projects such as HBO’s Private Violence, PBS’s A Chef’s Life, HGTV/DIY’s Salvage Dawgs and numerous TLC shows including Sister Wives, and Abby & Brittany, Alan gets a thrill helping passionate clients bring great projects to fruition.

Alan is passionate about Hitchcock movies. Just quiz him. He’s seen them all. Maybe someday we’ll be watching his remake of Rear Window that he plans to tap David Fincher to direct.

To decompress from a long day, Alan loves to bake pies, play drums and listen to the sweet tunes of Hall and Oates, which he thinks is the best duo ever. No contest.

 

Professional Summary:

His early-formed passion in film led Alan to UNC Wilmington, where he sharpened his post-production skills and earned bachelor’s degrees in Film Studies and Spanish. After a stint studying abroad in Spain, he returned to Raleigh with broadened film and production knowledge. He found a home for his post-production zeal at Trailblazer Studios, editing, color correcting and finishing TV shows, documentaries and commercials for our clients.

Alan is currently working on his M.A. in Technology and Communication, Journalism at UNC Chapel Hill.

Ashley Faison

Ashley Faison

After working in New York on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City; Ashley returned to her home state for the BBQ and to try her hand at post coordinating reality TV. Ashley works on a variety of shows including PBS’s A Chef’s LifeTLC’s Kate Plus 8 and Up Network’s Bringing up Bates.

One day Ashley would like to write and produce her own feature which is the perfect job for someone whose mind works like a walking IMDB, her brain is full of useless movie knowledge and she’s constantly playing the celebrity look alike game in her head. 

Aurelia Belfield

Aurelia Belfield

Music & Casting Supervisor/Sound Coordinator

 

If you hear “skiddly bee bop shoop a doo,” you can expect to see our resident pop culture expert, Aurelia, coming down the hall. Bringing a fun, fresh, colorful perspective to Trailblazer Studios, she loves discovering new talent and thinks every day is a new and hilarious adventure!

Aurelia is a go-to resource for editors, producers, composers and networks. Just ask her about anything from voice talent casting to music libraries to a definitive ranking of 90s teen movies. Her open-book style has been instrumental in the development of our supervision tools and workflow.

When she’s not working with incredible independent artists, performers, and music libraries, Aurelia advocates for more diversity in media; she believes that art should reflect reality as much as possible, especially in the global society in which we live.

 

Professional Summary:

Aurelia is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Dramatic Arts. Prior to joining Trailblazer Studios, she honed her skills in educational outreach at WTVI Charlotte and in casting at Bunim/Murray Productions.

Her primary focus at Trailblazer is on music and casting supervision, which covers finding and booking voice talent, developing and nurturing relationships with talent agencies, managing music libraries, and music placement and licensing for short and long-form projects.

 

Becca Lautier

Becca Lautier

As Trailblazer Studios’ first responder Becca spends her days multitasking by greeting visitors, fielding calls, assisting colleagues, making guests comfortable as well as social media and marketing duties.

Becca spent the last few years trekking up and down the East coast from New York to Baltimore and finally made it back to her home state. In her free time, you’ll find her playing guitar, scoping out breweries with her dog or attempting to concoct the perfect plate of nachos.

 

Beth Glover

Beth Glover

Beth is a natural-born storyteller who packs a punch.  She attacks (and we do mean attack) each project with passion, vision, and tenacity. She loves all forms of creativity – music, art, writing – you name it!

But it’s the realm of unscripted television that gives her the opportunity to fuse so many of these creative expressions into one project.  Throw in the privilege of collaborating with so many talented people, both on and off camera, and you’ve got her perfect recipe for unlocking and telling one helluva a decent story. And just so you know, nothing leaves a bad taste in her mouth like a great story or character that is slighted by poor visual storytelling.  There’s just no reason for it.

Professional Summary:

Beth started out in post-production as Assistant Producer for the successful docu-reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC).  She often refers to that series as her version of boot camp, where she learned how to juggle multiple episodes amidst cranky editors and loveably fickle network execs. Adding production into the mix, Beth quickly rose up in the ranks and ultimately became Producer/Director/Writer on Kate Plus 8 (TLC).

Since then, she has served as Producer/Director/Writer for the TLC mini-series Abby & Brittany, Executive Producer for DIY Network’s hit docu-format Salvage Dawgs and the food-travel show, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Brothers on Ovation.  Most recently, she directed and produced the HGTV pilot Minnesota Salvage and continues to bring fire and flair to our brand-spanking-new projects.

Bob Nastasi

Bob Nastasi

Bob is a pro, having spent more than 20 years as a producer, show runner and writer – and he makes it look easy like Sunday morning. There isn’t a production challenge he hasn’t met and conquered, from documentaries to commercials and network series. A native New Yorker who now calls the south home, Bob spends his days on the road with the dawgs, aka The Salvage Dawgs, and his spare time on the golf course, rooting for the Yankees and talking with his kids.

 

Bonnie Cutler

Bonnie Cutler

If you hear uncontrollable laughter flooding down the halls of Trailblazer late at night, you’ll know Bonnie is hard at work in the editing room. Signaled by the slightest thing, her infectious laugh can go on for quite some time, and it usually ends with tears running down her face.

The air is still ringing after Bonnie wrapped her latest work, “TWICE BORN Stories From The Special Delivery Unit” – a three-part mini-series for PBS. As co-producer and editor, this is her proudest project to date. Next up, she would love to tackle an exquisitely shot nature film with a really strong story line and spectacular music.

When she’s not in a dark room, Bonnie is enjoying justice, peace and family. And cupcakes. Not necessarily in that order. Why? Because they all make her feel good.

 

Professional Summary:

Bonnie is an Emmy award-winning editor, most recently for her work on Twice Born Stories from the Special Delivery Unit, who has a knack for telling a story with the raw material she is given. She has edited more than 300 short- and long-form documentaries and reality programs in genres ranging from children’s films to investigative documentaries. Her work has appeared on major networks, including CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, as well as many cable channels.

A master of her craft, she figures out how to best structure a story from the hundreds of hours of footage shot, and uses music and sound effects to enhance that story.

Before joining Trailblazer Studios, Bonnie worked at National Geographic TV and Film, editing more than 30 shows for “National Geographic Explorer” and many National Geographic Specials. An Emmy winner and three-time nominee, Bonnie has worked on many critically acclaimed programs: “Inside Arlington Cemetery;” “Dawn of the Maya;” “Inside the Vatican;” and Winner of a Craft Emmy, “The Pigeon Murders.” She also edited the Peabody Award-winning “The War We Left Behind” and National Emmy Award Winner for Best Investigative Documentary, “In Our Children’s Food.”

Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Film and Television is a crazy business, so it’s a good thing that Chris is a big fan of crazy. In fact, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Working with crazy people, in a crazy medium, telling crazy stories is the highlight of his day. Chris is thrilled by the fact that he can help bring a filmmaker or storyteller’s vision to life on screen, while making it look its absolute best.

Come to think of it, Chris wants everything to look so good that you might want to hide your TV. He will recalibrate it whether you like it or not. He’ll do you the favor of adding a clean, neutral viewing environment since he considers it the key to a long, healthy, “eye strain-free” life of media consumption. Take that to heart.

A bonafide history nut, Chris dares you to get him started on the subject of the Tudors, the Napoleonic Era, the War of 1812 or anything else that occurred more than 20 years ago. With this mindset, he’d be the perfect fit for his dream director Steven Spielberg’s next epic historical film. Can anyone say “Saving Private Ryan Again” or “Schindler’s Second List?”

Professional Summary:

Before bringing his color grading and online editorial skills to the Trailblazer team in 2015, Chris worked in Hollywood as a finishing colorist for eight years. During his time at Culver City based Bandito Brothers and Prehistoric Digital in Santa Monica, he worked on award-winning feature films including the 2012 Navy Seal action film “Act of Valor” and the documentary “Rich Hill,” which was a 2014 Sundance Grand Jury prize winner and one of his personal favorites. 

 As a freelancer, Chris colored a plethora of commercials, television and music videos. His client list has included major national brands such as Jaguar, Lexus, Jeep, Polaris, Mercedes, BMW, Naturemade, and Mattel, as well as celebrity personalities such as Courtney Cox, Jillian Michaels, Keith Urban, Frankie Ballard, and Brooks and Dunn.

 Chris earned his Master of Fine Arts in Cinema and Television Production at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and completed his BA degree in Communications and Theater at North Park University in Chicago.

Christine Mallia

Christine Mallia

If you hear stomping down the halls at Trailblazer Studios, chances are it’s Christine in her little boots – because when you’re coordinating multiple TV series at once, there’s very little time to sit down!

Christine is a fireball and a peacemaker. She has great working relationships with national networks, including Discovery, PBS, DIY & TLC to name a few. She never misses a beat in making sure everyone has their marching orders to ensure every episode of every show hits that airdate!

Although she now calls Raleigh home, don’t let that fool you. Christine is masterful at escaping; she’s lived in the Deep South, on a boat in Fiji, in many tents, on numerous Australian couches, in a yurt in Oregon and on a hilltop in Italy. And when not exploring new territory, or at least dreaming about it, you can find her in a restaurant or the kitchen, eating and making items from scratch that are far more easily purchased at the grocery store.

Professional Summary:

A graduate of Elon University, Christine headed West after college to enter the niche world of underwater documentary film, cutting her teeth at the award-winning Sea Studios Foundation in Monterey, CA. There she filmed sea otters for a documentary that made its way to PBS. She later ventured into the world of post-production.

Clark McCarthy-Miller

Clark McCarthy-Miller

As the show runner and field producer for the DIY series Salvage Dawgs, Clark enjoys working in the field with the crew and talent. When he’s back at Trailblazer, don’t be alarmed if you see him walking around the office holding or swinging his golf club. That’s how he likes to brainstorm for his latest project. Just yell “Fore!” to get his attention.

Taking his love of sports to the next level, this Massachusetts native would simply explode with excitement if New England Patriot Tom Brady or Red Sox player David Ortiz would guest star on one of his shows.

 

Professional Summary:

Clark is a graduate of Flagler College in Florida with a degree in communications, specializing in TV production. Since joining Trailblazer Studios in 2013, he has worked on production for Salvage Dawgs on DIY and Kate Plus 8 on TLC.

Prior to his move to the Triangle, Clark lived in Philadelphia working as a freelance producer on development shows with multiple networks such as HGTV, TLC and Spike. Also working in the spot world, Clark served as an assistant director on commercials for companies such as the NFL, Giant Supermarkets, Dunkin Donuts, PA and NC Lottery.

Dave Hogan

Dave Hogan

For his dream project, David’s already issued a challenge to editor and Avid product designer Ian Krabacher. Ian, in case you missed it, “Bring it …” David would love to collaborate with you on an excellent documentary about history or music. If you’re not available, Ken Burns will do.

Also known as the reigning Sketchy Mustache Champion, David leads a rock star lifestyle, drumming for his punk band and driving in demolition derbies. If either of those two things are happening, you should immediately stop what you’re doing and go check it out.

Professional Summary:

According to David, when great music is married with great images, it creates a feeling that speaks for itself. At Trailblazer, he’s been able to capture that in some of his proudest work such as The Great Inca Rebellion, Winged Planet, Mini Monsters, Twice Born, A Chef’s Life and Emptying the Skies.

As the assistant to both online and offline editors, David has worked on every one of Trailblazer’s TV shows, including Salvage Dawgs, A Chef’s Life, Twice Born, Sister Wives, Bringing Up Bates, Kate Plus 8, as well as some agency work with clients like WakeMed.

David says he’s proud to be a part of one of the leading post houses in North Carolina. He, alongside the Trailblazer crew, has the satisfaction of knowing they will deliver a quality-controlled program on time, every time.

David Elder

David Elder

David is a big fan of the balancing act. He sees filmmaking as the perfect blend of art and science, and he loves the challenge of perfecting that balance. He’s enthralled by the process and the teamwork it involves.

Speaking of perfection … David believes there’s a movie just waiting to be made by director Wes Anderson and starring Bruce Campbell. If that project ever materializes, he wants to be a part of it!

In the meantime, he is passionate about his work at Trailblazer Studios, as well as his side project – creating his own TV series for Adult Swim.

Professional Summary:

In 2013, David graduated from Western Carolina University with a B.A. in Motion Picture and Television Production. He worked in production mainly as a camera assistant and camera operator for many types of projects such as feature films, reality television and corporate commercial shoots.

His feature film credits include Stranger in the Dunes, Changeover, Liberty’s Secret Television: Garage Gold (DIY). David’s commercial work has spanned multiple companies such as Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, Global Knowledge and Special Olympics of North Carolina.

David joined Trailblazer in 2015 as an assistant editor. He handles media management, syncing and grouping all of incoming footage, transcribing audio files and editing selects, string-ups, and webisodes.

David Hill

David Hill

David has two homes or should we say dual citizenship? Born in Her Majesty’s England, David moved to the United States when he was 10, so he delightfully has both accents. You will never notice it because he is very in tune with his sound – speaking “American” when speaking to Americans, and English when either by himself or with family. The only person (or more like computer) that notices his dialect is Siri. She’s so stubborn, he had to switch Siri on his phone to the British butler version just so it will understand him.

True to his love of sound design and music, David is an awesome guitarist, and guitar was actually one of his courses of study in college. Ironically, many people may not be aware of this talent, because he doesn’t broadcast it. In his spare time, you can catch him playing the blues or eyeing vintage guitars and amps.

 

Professional Summary:

David is a Mountaineer who received his degree in Music & Recording from Appalachian State University. While attending the university, he had an opportunity to hone his craft by recording concerts and installing commercial sound systems in theaters and stadiums.

Bringing his sound design skills to Trailblazer Studios in 2014, David enjoys the variety of work he does each day. He mixes and records for short- and long-form TV shows, documentaries, films, commercials and voiceovers.

David Orr

David Orr

 

Walk into David’s office and you might notice the 12-inch Santa Claus named “Father Knowledge” sitting on his desk. Less of a homage to David’s favorite holiday, this bearded beauty is a reminder of his first foray into film when he created a 10-part mini-series on the figurine at the age of 14. The rest, as they say, is history.

David is the central point of contact and communication for a production, which quite often takes him on the road. During his adventures on the job, David could be the star of his own reality TV series. Running out of gas, he’s been left stranded on a swamp boat in a Louisiana bayou and later on a sail boat in a Maryland river. Getting the third degree from a pet store employee, he had to abandon his attempts to purchase a turtle to be used a prop. Visiting every organic grocery store in eastern Pennsylvania on a Friday night, he jumped through hoops to get that one particular organic ranch dressing powder for a client in dire need. David was even on the set once to see John Travolta and Robin Williams ad-lib yelling at each other in Italian while Robin wore a skin-tight body suit.

As a bonafide pug person, David grew up surrounded by an adorable army of squishy-faced, curly-tailed pugs in his family. Now he’s happy to have one of his own who attacks with a lovable level of cuteness and constant snorting that would probably go viral on Instagram.

 

Professional Summary:

David was first introduced to Trailblazer Studios in 2009, when he was brought on as a production intern. A year later, he graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s degree in film studies and spent the next four years building a strong skill set as a freelancer in production management.

Now David works with Trailblazer full time as Production Manager for “Salvage Dawgs,” the upcoming series with the Lee Brothers, and occasionally on sizzle reels and development projects. Managing budgets and calendars, David ensures the logistics of a shoot are arranged and accounted for, such as renting gear, cars and hotel rooms, booking flights, sending out schedules, call sheets, and travel guides, etc.

His credits include multiple TV and documentary projects such as “Lizard Lick Towing” (truTV), “Kate Plus 8? (TLC), “Los Jets” (NUVOtv), “Salvage Dawgs” (DIY) and “Men of March” (CBS Sports). He’s also done commercials for companies like BlueCross BlueShield NC, Pinehurst Resort, Kioti Tractors, Sherwin-Williams, ESPN and Reebok.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

If there was a Guinness World Record for handing out more business cards than any other human being on the planet, Eric would be the reigning champ of connections. Heading up Sound and Engagement at Trailblazer Studios, he has the perfect combination of enthusiasm and passion to make magic happen when it comes to both people and projects.

Since joining Trailblazer in 2003, Eric has helped the Sound department evolve from a small shop with a local focus to a major player in the business. He hopes to use the medium of film, television and video to educate, inspire and address some of our world’s most challenging issues.

Both inside and outside our walls, Eric has helped contribute to and build the Trailblazer family. In his position, he has helped make dreams come true for his colleagues and clients. We have no doubt that Eric’s sky-is-the-limit outlook will help Trailblazer Studios continue its momentum to become a major player in the entertainment industry.

 

Professional Summary:

An early interest in architecture couldn’t keep Eric from pursuing his true passion: music. In 1986, he started his own business, Johnsound Productions, producing albums for up-and-coming recording artists, as well as composing, writing, and recording jingles. Later he branched out into music for advertising, soundtracks for non-broadcast corporate video, and projects for clients such as IBM, Caterpillar, Golden Corral, Nortel, McDonald’s and Hardee’s.

In January of 2003, Eric joined Trailblazer Studios and helped launch the sound division (formerly Blazing Music + Sound) as Executive Producer.

Eric is a thought leader in the music and sound industry on a national level. He is a recent past-President of the Society for Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS), a national organization made up of recording studios and engineers, educational programs, and recording equipment manufacturers. Eric also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Documentary Fund and the Triangle Advisory Board for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

 

Garye Costner

Garye Costner

If you catch a breath of fresh air or maybe a whiff of cheese biscuits, you can bet Garye is in the building. He’s either being his delightful, cheerful self warming the room or delivering the crew one of his most famous culinary creations.

After nearly 40 years in the business, Garye still brings enthusiasm to each and every project. His job is very technical yet creative all at the same time, so there’s always something new to learn from each production. It’s also refreshing for him to work with people who know and love this craft.

When it comes to shooting, lighting is the most fascinating component for Garye. He believes it all starts with that one element and blossoms from there into an idea realized. He favors filming people, using unique composition and light, and storytelling. However, he loves new opportunities. He has shot nearly everything from cockroaches and snake-eating survivalists (Healthy Pets, Healthy People) to open-heart surgery.

On a final note, we can’t say enough about the cheese biscuits. They’re divine. If Garye ever wants to take up his second calling as master chef, the world would be his for the taking.

Professional Summary:

Garye learned his craft on the job, literally. He became an assistant cameraman overnight for former President Jimmy Carter’s election eve show, working with 29 pieces of gear in 10 cities in eight days. He subsequently apprenticed as a cameraman for almost four years before joining Videofonics, which later was acquired by Trailblazer Studios.

His flexibility, the ease with which he can adapt to any work situation, and the fact that he truly loves what he does for a living make Garye the perfect fit for any project. He currently works on the production of Salvage Dawgs as second camera operator and any other client needing hands-on expertise and a refreshingly genuine personality. His main area of expertise is shooting whether it be 35mm, 16mm, or any of the latest flavors of digital video.

Greg Parsons

Greg Parsons

Mad fast at syncing dailies, Greg is Trailblazer’s puzzle master – in editing, not jigsaws. Greg takes raw footage and creates a cohesive, compelling story from the assortment of pieces.

Completely inappropriate but wildly funny, Greg once imported dialogue and music cues from various sources and cut them into the scene he was editing. Don’t worry, it was deleted immediately, but not before his colleagues got a glimpse of his comedic side.

If he’s not making magic behind an Avid, you¹ll find him spending time with his family, cooking up a mean gumbo or cruising in his ’67 GTO convertible. He has owned many classic muscle cars over the years. Ask him about it; he loves to talk cars.

 

Professional Summary:

With over 20 years of experience, Greg is a City of Angels native who started his career in the industry working with film. He’s proud of his work on Hollywood blockbusters including Meet Joe Black, Remember the Titans, and Iron Man – just to name a few. Cutting these feature films was the name of the game until 2010 when he chose to move to North Carolina.

Now you can find Greg at Trailblazer Studios cutting shows and the occasional pitch piece, sizzle reel or agency spot. His recent credits include Bringing Up Bates, and Salvage Dawgs. For ESPN, he edited an hour-long, documentary-style episode of the 30 for 30 series, and co-edited another documentary-style series, Bonds on Bonds.

Ian Jordan

Ian Jordan

Ian fights the epic battle of man vs machine on a daily basis. With over 17 years of experience, his expertise in workflow solutions and Avid technology keep our post production systems running smoothly. He is always a step ahead when it comes to upgrades and improvements…sorry machines…you’re no match for Ian. At home, Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter along with his two crazy dogs.

Jason Beasley

Jason Beasley

Believe it or not, Jason and Pablo Picasso have a lot in common. They both march to the beat of a similar drum. As Picasso said, “Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.” That’s how Jason views his art form as an editor at Trailblazer.

It’s not uncommon to hear Jason talking to the screen when he’s editing a show. Story is everything, and he looks at every second of footage with a view of how it pertains to the story. He loves taking an idea and raw footage and molding the two together. In this way, Jason acts as translator for the producer – making their vision a reality.

Outside of story crafting, you can find Jason war crafting. He plays video games … lots and lots of video games. Really, we’re talking excessive levels of videos games.

 

Professional Summary:

Starting out in the fast-paced, sink-or-swim world of news in the small town of Winston Salem, NC, Jason soon left for the big city of Chicago with no job in sight. He pounded the pavement until Towers Productions took a chance with him. It was there Jason cut his teeth on some challenging shows: Inside 9/11 (NAT GEO), American Vesuvius (HISTORY), Inside Hurricane Katrina (NAT GEO), and Inside Sadam’s Reign of Terror (NAT GEO). Eventually, he got a little homesick, returning to North Carolina where sweet tea flows like rivers, and fried food is on every table.

In 2007, Jason joined Trailblazer Studios where he began editing some of the most-viewed reality TV shows in the business: Jon and Kate plus 819 Kids and Counting, and Salvage Dawgs. In 2013, Jason left Trailblazers in search of new stories to tell. As a preditor for Epic Games, he traveled the globe interviewing some of the most creative game developers of our time and creating mini-documentaries of their gaming successes before returning  to the Trailblazer family in 2016.

Jeff Lanter

Jeff Lanter

If it were up to Jeff, his bio would read, “worked on lots of stuff with people you may have heard of.” Despite his attempt at modesty, in actuality Jeff’s rap sheet is quite impressive, and he knows it. He has a gift for figuring out the best way to tell a story, and each one is unique. He enjoys working with all of our talented people who like to push the boundaries.

Professional Summary:

As President of Trailblazer Studios, Jeff oversees the daily operations of our four divisions: Entertainment, Production, Post, and Sound. Since joining the company in 2003, Jeff has helped develop relationships with networks and launch the move into original programming. Prior to his current role, Jeff headed up our Production team and before that, our Development team.

In another life, Jeff worked as a freelancer in the spot world, producing commercials for nation brands including Land’s End, State Farm, and Honda. He also spent time producing for The CBS Morning Show and PBS.

 

Jeremy Mullis

Jeremy Mullis

IT Manager

Jeremy Mullis serves as IT Manager where he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology infrastructure. Jeremy joined Trailblazer Studios in 2004 after spending his early years tinkering with computers. He has worked at startup media companies and large technology giants. Jeremy served in the United States Air Force and earned a Master of Science from the University of Oregon.

Jo-Ann Eufrazio

Jo-Ann Eufrazio

Controller

Jo-Ann is Trailblazer’s finance connoisseur, and she’s a maven on ice as well. As our resident figure skating expert, she has spent more than 10 years and countless miles on her blades. Lessons anyone?

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada (eh?), you can find Jo-Ann on occasion in our Post or Audio departments assisting clients who need French translation supervision for their spot. Mais oui!

When she’s not staying busy in the office, Jo-Ann has a taste for travel but still enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her dog Mick.

 

Professional Summary:

As Controller at Trailblazer Studios since 2002, Jo-Ann makes a significant impact each day to our bottom line – analyzing costs for effective financial performance, managing cash flow, and continually keeping us in line and performing HR duties. She also handles our Human Resources function with incredible calm and precision.

Josh Bain

Josh Bain

Never a dull moment – Josh is always creating something new. As a self-proclaimed mumbler, he usually allows his talent to speak for itself. In the studio, you can witness his passion for composing original music and feel how he can influence moods.

When he’s not composing, Josh is either in the field recording or mixing and editing TV shows, commercials and documentaries with the Trailblazer crew. He’s quite proud of the collective body of work he has delivered while at Trailblazer, including mixing for Kate + 8, Sister Wives and Salvage Dogs and composing for Sister Wives, Project 22, Twice Born and numerous corporate projects.

Someday Josh hopes to work on a major film among the ranks of other notable composers and music producers such as Hans Zimmer or Trent Reznor.

 

Professional Summary:

Josh is a graduate of Full Sail University with a degree in Recording Arts. He worked as a freelance audio engineer and composer in New York and Nashville, while interning at Blackbird Studios.

He began freelancing for Trailblazer Studios in 2008, handling the mix for TV shows and composing music for a number of our advertising clients. He officially joined our team in 2012. Lately Josh has focused primarily on music composition, but he regularly assists with mixing of television shows and films and has also added location sound recording to his resume.

Katie Gerdon

Katie Gerdon

Wise people never stop learning. And luckily for Trailblazer, we have one wise editor on board. Katie, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, is thrilled by the prospect of learning something new each day from either the project at hand or the Trailblazer crew, who she thinks is really amazing. (We’re blushing.) Her enthusiasm elevates the overall work on the post side.

If she were to be granted one wish, you better believe she would be working behind-the-scenes on the Game of Thrones series as an editor or colorist. Honestly, she’d be happy to just be involved with any part of it. For any other project, she looks forward to helping one (or both) of the renowned filmmakers Quentin Tarantino or Christopher Nolan achieve their visual style of storytelling.

In her spare time, she does something that most people don’t know. It’s not a secret or anything, but she’s a DJ. If you ask her to turn up the volume, she definitely will.

Professional Summary:

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Katie graduated in communications with a concentration in media production. While there, she served as a photographer and graphic designer for UNC Campus Recreation, which also inspired her to start freelancing. As a photographer and graphic designer on the side, she created numerous video projects and animations.

Making a jump to the West Coast, Katie continued to make her mark in the real world after moving to Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. She began working as a QC Operator for Netflix at MyEyeMedia in Burbank, CA and edited small video projects for a few clients.

Returning to the Triangle, Katie joined Trailblazer in 2015. As assistant editor, she syncs footage, makes interview transcript mp3s, adds graphics in shows and organizes media.

Katye Rone

Katye Rone

If nothing else, Katye is a great storyteller. But, luckily for us, she is so much more. Katye oversees development and the creation of original programming. If you’re not sure what all goes into that, just know that Katye was more than likely a juggler in her past life, giving her the instincts she needs to keep everything moving. 

Whether it be finding new talent, writing treatments, producing sizzles or pitching, Katye loves it all. She can spot a compelling story from miles away and enjoys putting those stories in front of the largest possible audience.

 

Professional Summary:

At Trailblazer Studios, Katye covers business development, commercial production, branded entertainment and now original programming. From small towns to big cities across the world, Katye’s work has taken her all across the country for our clients — advertising agencies, television networks and independent producers. From concept to delivery, Katye has worked in all aspects of the industry. Recently, she’s been developing TV projects for HGTV, DIY, History, and Ovation.

Prior to joining Trailblazer in 2007, this UNC-Chapel Hill graduate worked in commercial production at McKinney for clients including Sony, Audi of America and Travelocity. 

Kevin Shattuck

Kevin Shattuck

Kevin wants to create impact and inspire positive change through his work. He looks forward to using his technical skills on any type of show or feature that will serve a catalyst to drive social progress and enhance the lives of many people. You can call that his dream project.

When he’s not working on jobs for clients or networks, he’s making everyone’s life in post production easier. Recently, Kevin built a large customized storage unit, holding over 200 hard drives, that now serves media to all the edit bays in our office. These types of contributions help shape the camaraderie and positive company culture here at Trailblazer, which Kevin has pointed out is his favorite thing about his job. So really, Kevin’s passion for positive change has already come full circle.

 

Professional Summary:

A graduate of Elon University, Kevin received his B.A. degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies. He went on to join the Trailblazer team in 2007. Currently, Kevin serves as assistant editor in post production, where helps with technical infrastructure design and engineering, post-production workflow design, media asset management, and Linux systems administration and programming.

Kristin Genszler

Kristin Genszler

This Pittsburgh native has no problem rolling up her sleeves to deliver a show. Since joining Trailblazer in 2013, Kristin has worked her way up the ladder from production coordinator to producer, where she is now primarily responsible for field producing and post-producing the DIY hit, Salvage Dawgs. She’s also assisted the production of Twice Born Stories from the Special Delivery Unit (PBS), Kate Plus 8 (TLC) and an educational piece for Ravenscroft School: Lead From Here.

An avid traveler, Kristin loves to explore different places and cultures. While filming Salvage Dawgs, she has been able to check numerous USA destinations off her list. Crossing her fingers, maybe Italy or London could be next.

Although now a resident of Raleigh, Kristin was born and raised in Pittsburgh and continues to support her hometown sports teams.

 

Professional Summary:

Kristin graduated from Elon University with a degree in Media Arts & Entertainment and concentration in Cinema. She interned at Authentic Entertainment in Los Angeles and the Pittsburgh Film Office while still in college and worked as an Extras Casting Assistant on the A&E Networks’ TV pilot, Those Who Kill.

During college, Kristin twice participated in the Sprite Films Competition, first authoring a script titled The Magic Ribbon and then serving as producer for the short film Rocketeer, which won the competition’s 2012 Consumers Choice Award.

 

Lisa Logan

Lisa Logan

Senior Director of Development | Original Programming

A Los Angeles native (somewhat of a rarity in the TV world), Lisa lives for stories. It could be because she finds people so fascinating, and she loves to immerse herself in worlds that are vastly different. She enjoys uncovering what is unique and entertaining about people and portraying their experiences with truth and authenticity. She wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lisa was instrumental in developing The Golden Sisters (OWN), Final Cut (ID), and Hogs Gone Wild (Discovery), and this just scratches the surface of her TV cred.

Professional Summary:

A UCLA graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, Lisa joined Trailblazer Studios after stints with NBC’s Peacock Productions and Film Garden Entertainment. Indeed, she has quite a few credits under her belt. She has been a part of the production for Hunted (CBS), How Do I Look? (Style Network), and Dr. Phil.

Lisa continues to reside in L.A. as she handles the duties of senior director of development for Trailblazer. Her mission is to find talent with interesting stories, and to tell and develop smart, relevant original programming from concept to written treatments and network pitches.

McKenna Czap

McKenna Czap

Development Producer | Entertainment, Original Programming

McKenna knows where the magic happens. It’s outside of the comfort zone. Self-described as a big personality in a shy girl’s body, she’s constantly pushing the limits.

In her role as Development Producer, McKenna meets interesting people with fascinating stories and perspectives and gets to share those experiences through one of her favorite things – television.

One story she’d like to share is that of Francis Ford Coppola. Actually, she would happily clean his glasses if that meant getting to work with him.

Outside of work, McKenna is known for her dancing. She was on the North Carolina State University Modern Dance Company in college where she performed in works chosen by the American College Dance Association and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Professional Summary:

Before joining Trailblazer full time in 2015, McKenna earned her B.A. in Media Communications and Film Studies from North Carolina State University.

She was already familiar with the Trailblazer Studios team, having worked previously as the company’s development intern. During a stint in New York, she also served as the development intern for Crybaby Media and Leftfield Pictures where she casted for TLC and HGTV pilots.

In her current role at Trailblazer, she sources, produces and pitches potential new television, digital series and specials.

Michel Marrano Holbrook

Michel Marrano Holbrook

If you see Michel twirling her hair, that means she’s intently thinking, so be ready. She’s about to have a “Eureka” moment! Using audio, she brilliantly tells stories through the use of music, sound effects and pristine dialog.

At Trailblazer, she’s definitely spent time swirling her hair on the DIY series Salvage Dawgs. As her proudest project to date, Michel loves this series for two reasons. One, she enjoys dedicating time to an entertaining and educational show that has a “good heart.” And two, she’s been more involved in the sound design process – from recording some of the production audio all the way to final mix – than any other job.

Keeping things interesting, Michel is an eternal learner. Whether it’s the films or shows she spends time mixing, she’s always exposed to a slew of different, interesting topics – from architectural salvage to gourmet cooking. She can’t help but learn a thing or two along the way.

 

Professional Summary:

If Michel started singing “The Sound of Music,” it wouldn’t be because she’s going to Broadway. It would simply be due to the fact that she literally made the (Tar)heels come alive with the sound of music (and her other amazing sound design skills). Prior to joining Trailblazer in 2009, Michel served as the resident sound designer for Playmakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill for three years. While at Playmakers, she worked as an instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, teaching “Introduction to Sound Design” classes. Marrano has also held positions in sound design and audio supervision at East Carolina University’s Loessin Theatre, Triad Stage in Greensboro and Vermont’s Weston Playhouse Theatre.

These days, you can spot Michel in the Trailblazer studio mixing multiple long-form television series, mixing and sound designing documentary films, engineering client sessions and managing production audio.

Natasha Williams

Natasha Williams

Natasha knows the real magic happens behind-the-scenes. She’s one of the amazing Trailblazer crew members in Post who help bring television shows and other media to life.

Her favorite medium is the documentary. Natasha thinks documentaries are beautiful forms of visual story-telling, and she loves that they address non-fiction and are so often educational and enlightening in some way. As an Environmental Science and Policy graduate from Duke University, her passion project would be a documentary that spotlights an environmental issue. In particular, she would love to focus on recycling or conservation.

Besides her flair for post production, Natasha is a talented painter who loves using acrylic paints, and she’s spent over 14 years of her life dancing. She danced en-pointe for two years at a Dance Academy in Mississippi.

 

Professional Summary:

As a Production Coordinator at Trailblazer Studios, Natasha ensures that projects stay on schedule and that editors, producers and clients receive high-quality, timely deliverables.

Prior to joining our team, Natasha dedicated her talents to Duke University Screen/Society, National Geographic Television and the Hearst Corporation. She wrote, produced and created a documentary short on food insecurity in an urban city; exhibited photographic prints at local gallery; and wrote and self-published a documentary photo journalism book on food and its environmental effect.

Nitesh Patel

Nitesh Patel

Nitesh is always ready for a challenge. Just make it technical and artistic, and he’s your man. Passionate about the relationship between story and image, Nitesh uses all of his craft, from editing to graphic design, to bring the language of film to life. It’s really how the juxtaposition of images can cause different interpretations of meaning or how simple changes in color can set the mood of a scene that continually ignite his inspiration.

At Trailblazer, Nitesh looks forward to one day creating an animated opening and credit sequence for a non-reality show at a major network. In the future, he also hopes to have his name on the credits of another dream project, an animated feature film, where he contributes in a high capacity. Maybe one of Nitesh’s favorite Hollywood Animation and Visual Effects Directors like Brad Bird or Joss Whedon will jump on the project.

When he isn’t in the studio, Nitesh sometimes likes to play drums and percussion. His musical tastes are stuck in the 90?s, so he might just play a beat if you ask.

Professional Summary:

More than 15 years ago, Nitesh dived into the world of film and video production. His work as a producer, animator, editor and visual effects and motion graphics artist has benefited notable clients such as Cartoon Network, IBM, BlueCross BlueShield and several other Fortune 500 companies.

Nitesh worked as a freelancer for several years in his native Maryland before studying at Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2009, Nitesh graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Animation and moved to Raleigh with his wife and son.

Since joining the Trailblazer crew in 2014, Nitesh jazzes up many of the network programming, commercial and corporate video projects with his motion design, animation and visual effects expertise.

Rachael Clay

Rachael Clay

Rachael wants you to get lost.

… in the story, of course. She’s got a knack for making cuts come together and loves finding that perfect rhythm in a scene. It’s safe to say her editing skills – much like her Massachusetts upbringing – are wicked awesome.

While editing is her main craft, Rachael enjoys all parts of the filmmaking process – directing, producing, camera work, and so on. She just loves making entertaining and impactful movies.

For fun, Rachael competes in 48-hour film festivals and other shorthand type contests. If she could cherry pick her projects, she’d go for trailer-type content or venture into serious, compelling documentaries.

A self-confessed board game geek, Rachael is happy to school you on Settlers of Catan, Small World, Monopoly and Scrabble.

Professional Summary:

Prior to joining Trailblazer Studios in 2015, Rachael served as an editor for Half Yard Productions and in other positions at Invasion of Sirens Media and Viacom’s MTV Networks. She has worked with many networks including National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Bravo, Travel Channel and Animal Planet.

Some of her credits include Diggers (seasons 1-3), Filthy Riches, Time Traveling with Brian Unger, Logging Wars, Hillbilly Handfishin’, Mud Lovin’ Rednecks, Catfishin’ Kings, Real Housewives of New Jersey (seasons 3 and 4) and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (2010).

Rachael graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communications Media with a double concentration in film and video from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts.

At Trailblazer Studios, Rachael spends her time offline editing long-term content, pilots and whatever else comes her way.

Rebecca Gann

Rebecca Gann

Production Manager | Production

In the words of Vanilla Ice: “Stop. Collaborate. And listen.” While Rebecca might not claim that as her motto, that seems to be her favorite way to make a project come together and shine. We’re talking about the spirit of collaboration. As a production manager, she enjoys nothing more than working with a diverse array of people.

Even her dream project speaks to that theme. Rebecca would love to travel through Europe documenting local food, history, culture and agriculture with an interesting cast of both local and famous characters. She would start by casting American author and journalist Michael Pollan, as well as her husband. Both share her passion for seasonal food and drink, and we’ve heard they’ll eat pretty much anything.

If she’s not off exploring or collaborating, you can catch Rebecca at a city park or biking. She might even challenge you to a game of volleyball. She’s got a mean jump serve thanks to her years playing college volleyball and ranking at the top of the NCAA Division 1.

Professional Summary:

Rebecca has been producing projects since 2007. Before joining Trailblazer in 2015, she served as the production coordinator for HGTV’s popular show “Love It or List It” and freelanced as a production coordinator for various feature films. Now, she’s rolled her sleeves up as she takes on her latest project – helping with brand new episodes of “Kate Plus 8.”

Rebecca attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she studied Media Studies with a concentration in Electronic News and Documentary.

Rodgers Dameron

Rodgers Dameron

 

Creativity? Check. Wicked talent? Check. Passion? You betcha. Rodgers is a major force to be reckoned with in the world of animation and design.

Born with a paintbrush in his hand, he is ecstatic that he gets to do one of his favorite things in this world every day – draw. He creates animations, motion graphics and visual effects for commercials, documentaries and television.

Rodgers has worked on numerous projects, but the 3D spine commercials he recently created for client Glyph Interface, is perhaps one of his greatest. His short film, The Discovery, is also noteworthy, having been featured at several U.S. and international film festivals and having won the Bronze Cube Award at the Art Directors Club Annual Exhibit in New York.

 

Professional Summary:

Prior to bringing his artistry to Trailblazer Studios, Rodgers served as an adjunct professor at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC, and an animator for the Deep Time Video Installation at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada.

He earned his Bachelor’s in painting from Pratt Institute of Art, where he focused on figure painting and abstracts. He went on to earn his Master’s of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design, adding animation to his repertoire of talents.

At Trailblazer Studios, Rodgers spends his time doing motion design and animation for clients such as the NCEL, Carolina Hurricanes, TLC, and PBS.

Scott Roy

Scott Roy

In an industry that’s constantly changing, Scott’s “eternally-a-student” attitude has enabled him to stay on his toes and always at his best. With hawk-eye focus, his eyes never leave the monitor, and he’s always attentively listening and crafting new, creative ways to tell stories and engage viewers.

This acuity and awareness has pushed our projects to the highest levels possible. Some of Scott’s favorites include the finish and color work for the ESPN SEC Network spots for McKinney as well as work on Mizuno’s “What if everybody ran” campaign; the high-speed, slow-motion shots for the Carolina Hurricanes Phantom spots; and work on the CBS Sports game day packages for NFL 2014 and 2015.

One day, he’d like to use his man-behind-the-curtain skills for a hit TV show like Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead.

When he’s not running the world of post-production at Trailblazer, Scott is looking for every opportunity to show off his deadly zombie-killing skills. You’ll want him on your side in the event of an emergency … He also does fun stuff like snowboarding, ice hockey and baseball.

 

Professional Summary:

Over the past 18 years, Scott has become the master of his domain in post production. His unparalleled experience in offline and online editorial, color grading, compositing, on-set supervision and VFX for broadcast TV, commercials and the web make him invaluable to the Trailblazer team. Working with ad agencies to documentary producers, he uses Jedi mind tricks to tell clients what they want before they even realize it, and he’ll post four versions before lunch.

As VP of Post, Scott oversees day-to-day operations of the Post division to maximize customer satisfaction, quality, image and profitability. His ability to manage effective communication and workflow among editors and artists fosters a relaxed, professional working environment.

Scott has worked on commercials, promos and web videos for a continuously expanding list of clients, including DIRECTV, Nickelodeon, MTV, Florida Marlins, Young & Rubicam, Disney Channel, NHL-Carolina Hurricanes, WakeMed, University of North Carolina, Georgia-Pacific, Travelocity, Piedmont Natural Gas, Fool Lion, Nationwide, Quest, Coldwell Banker, Lenovo, and Sony to name a few.

Shawn Pinner

Shawn Pinner

Production Manager | Production

All the way from the West Coast, Shawn joined the Trailblazer Studios crew in 2014. He is a gifted online editor and colorist who can really punch up a project and make it shine. For each client, he brings his passion for creating and insight for storytelling, so each piece can reach its fullest potential whether it’s for television, internet and/or theatrical broadcast.

Shawn and his wife, Robin, are avid ice hockey fans. If you hear them cheering about something, it’s almost a guarantee that their favorite team, the L.A. Kings, are playing. Can someone say 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champions?!

But it’s not all about the ice, Shawn adores playing carpet hockey with his son, Kade, and spending quality time with his family. Coming from L.A., there’s nothing quite like being able to share nature, wildlife and the clean NC air with the ones he loves.

 

Professional Summary:

In 2005, Shawn received his Communication degree with a specialty in Film, Television and Radio from the University of South Alabama. Afterwards, he worked in Los Angeles as online editor and colorist for companies including Magical Elves, Cort Howell Productions, and Full Screen. He online and colored a multitude of projects, including Braxton Family Values, Tamar and Vince, Best Bars of America, Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, the documentary “Hunger Hits Home,” the Sour Patch Kids web series “Breaking Out” and an infomercial Zumba.

Very passionate about color, Shawn has quickly become one of our most sought after colorists since joining Trailblazer in 2014.

Susan Lacney

Susan Lacney

Executive Producer

As the master of whip-cracking and the official wearer of many hats, Susan enjoys her job most because there is never a dull moment. At Trailblazer, she is universally known as the “tell-it-like-it-is” kind of person who supervises the daily ins and outs of post.

Susan has always been interested in television and dreamed of following in the footsteps of Tom Brokaw – Actually, she’d be happy just to have a conversation with him, so Tom, please call.

Instead of making her mark in the world of journalism, Susan found her niche in the post world, producing commercials for national brands and working on reality TV.

When she isn’t managing people and projects, Susan is probably singing an 80’s song or trying to find a way to make the world a better place for man’s best friend – dogs rule!

Professional Summary:

Susan graduated from Clarion University of PA with a B.S. in Communications. She went on to work for McKinney, producing spots for well-known accounts such as Travelocity, Audi of America and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Tom Waring

Tom Waring

Two CPAs walk into a bar … and one starts a production company.

Tom is the soft-spoken visionary behind Trailblazer Studios whose sense of humor will charm you. His ability to strategize and keep people happy has enabled him to create an environment where a group of amazingly talented, unique people can be successful and flourish. He’s proud of the company and loves working with a dream team of nice, creative people. That includes everyone at Trailblazer Studios, our clients, freelancers and vendors.

Tom subscribes to this simple business philosophy: Have a vision; set a course; get good people; get good gear; and get out of the way. His team of wonderful and talented colleagues at Trailblazer Studios has made this a fun and enjoyable journey.

 

Professional Summary:

Formerly a certified public accountant, Tom has led an eclectic career path from the automotive and international currency industries to the land of entertainment. Before founding Trailblazer Studios in 2001, he was CFO of the Lyrick Corporation, a company that was the parent of Barney the Dinosaur and Wishbone the dog, which aired on PBS. He was also Executive Producer of “Francesco il Musical,” an original musical in Assisi, Italy, based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Born and raised in Michigan, Tom attended University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and earned his BBA in Accounting from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He worked toward his MBA at the University of Detroit, but was lured to Texas by Volkswagen of America.

Willie Elias Rivera

Willie Elias Rivera

Willie is one of the most talented and fastest sound designers you’ll ever meet. He regularly works with advertising agencies, independent film directors, artists and TV network producers, which he considers to be the best part of his job at Trailblazer. He finds sharing the creative, fun and collaborative experience to be extremely fulfilling.

At Trailblazer, you can find Willie mixing and editing a variety of projects, including commercials, trailers, games and TV shows. Some of his recent mixing credits include Mini Monsters and Winged Planet for Discovery Channel, The Great Inca Rebellion for Nova, Narco Bling for NatGeo,HBO Latino and BET promos, and sound design and mix for Twice Born Stories from the Special Delivery Unit for PBS.

Willie enjoys teaching and sharing his experience in the audio field with students who are pursuing a similar career path. When he’s not in the studio, he loves spending time with his family and delighting in fishing, soccer, BBQ, cooking and travel.

Professional Summary:

Willie began his career in Puerto Rico working with advertising agencies including Leo Burnett, Young and Rubicam and McCann Erickson. After a move to Miami, he discovered his talent for sound design and worked on numerous TV projects for Nickelodeon, MTV, Disney and HBO Latin America.

Willie joined Trailblazer in 2003 where his primary focus is on sound design and mixing. Other work includes audio post and music production. Spanish is Willie’s first language, which is a definite bonus for Trailblazer Studios, giving us the ability to work on Spanish language projects.

After attending the University of Puerto Rico, Willie continued his audio and video education at the Business Music Institute in Atlanta.

Willie is one of the most talented and fastest sound designers you’ll ever meet. He regularly works with advertising agencies, independent film directors, artists and TV network producers, which he considers to be the best part of his job at Trailblazer. He finds sharing the creative, fun and collaborative experience to be extremely fulfilling.

At Trailblazer, you can find Willie mixing and editing a variety of projects, including commercials, trailers, games and TV shows. Some of his recent mixing credits include Mini Monsters and Winged Planet for Discovery Channel, The Great Inca Rebellion for Nova, Narco Bling for NatGeo,HBO Latino and BET promos, and sound design and mix for Twice Born Stories from the Special Delivery Unit for PBS.

Willie enjoys teaching and sharing his experience in the audio field with students who are pursuing a similar career path. When he’s not in the studio, he loves spending time with his family and delighting in fishing, soccer, BBQ, cooking and travel.

Professional Summary:

Willie began his career in Puerto Rico working with advertising agencies including Leo Burnett, Young and Rubicam and McCann Erickson. After a move to Miami, he discovered his talent for sound design and worked on numerous TV projects for Nickelodeon, MTV, Disney and HBO Latin America.

Willie joined Trailblazer in 2003 where his primary focus is on sound design and mixing. Other work includes audio post and music production. Spanish is Willie’s first language, which is a definite bonus for Trailblazer Studios, giving us the ability to work on Spanish language projects.

After attending the University of Puerto Rico, Willie continued his audio and video education at the Business Music Institute in Atlanta.Senior Engineer/Sound Designer/Director of Audio PostWillie is one of the most talented and fastest sound designers you’ll ever meet. He regularly works with advertising agencies, independent film directors, artists and TV network producers, which he considers to be the best part of his job at Trailblazer. He finds sharing the creative, fun and collaborative experience to be extremely fulfilling.

At Trailblazer, you can find Willie mixing and editing a variety of projects, including commercials, trailers, games and TV shows. Some of his recent mixing credits include Mini Monsters and Winged Planet for Discovery Channel, The Great Inca Rebellion for Nova, Narco Bling for NatGeo,HBO Latino and BET promos, and sound design and mix for Twice Born Stories from the Special Delivery Unit for PBS.

Willie enjoys teaching and sharing his experience in the audio field with students who are pursuing a similar career path. When he’s not in the studio, he loves spending time with his family and delighting in fishing, soccer, BBQ, cooking and travel.

 

Professional Summary:

Willie began his career in Puerto Rico working with advertising agencies including Leo Burnett, Young and Rubicam and McCann Erickson. After a move to Miami, he discovered his talent for sound design and worked on numerous TV projects for Nickelodeon, MTV, Disney and HBO Latin America.

Willie joined Trailblazer in 2003 where his primary focus is on sound design and mixing. Other work includes audio post and music production. Spanish is Willie’s first language, which is a definite bonus for Trailblazer Studios, giving us the ability to work on Spanish language projects.

After attending the University of Puerto Rico, Willie continued his audio and video education at the Business Music Institute in Atlanta.

Willie is one of the most talented and fastest sound designers you’ll ever meet. He regularly works with advertising agencies, independent film directors, artists and TV network producers, which he considers to be the best part of his job at Trailblazer. He finds sharing the creative, fun and collaborative experience to be extremely fulfilling.

At Trailblazer, you can find Willie mixing and editing a variety of projects, including commercials, trailers, games and TV shows. Some of his recent mixing credits include Mini Monsters and Winged Planet for Discovery Channel, The Great Inca Rebellion for Nova, Narco Bling for NatGeo,HBO Latino and BET promos, and sound design and mix for Twice Born Stories from the Special Delivery Unit for PBS.

Willie enjoys teaching and sharing his experience in the audio field with students who are pursuing a similar career path. When he’s not in the studio, he loves spending time with his family and delighting in fishing, soccer, BBQ, cooking and travel.

Professional Summary:

Willie began his career in Puerto Rico working with advertising agencies including Leo Burnett, Young and Rubicam and McCann Erickson. After a move to Miami, he discovered his talent for sound design and worked on numerous TV projects for Nickelodeon, MTV, Disney and HBO Latin America.

Willie joined Trailblazer in 2003 where his primary focus is on sound design and mixing. Other work includes audio post and music production. Spanish is Willie’s first language, which is a definite bonus for Trailblazer Studios, giving us the ability to work on Spanish language projects.

After attending the University of Puerto Rico, Willie continued his audio and video education at the Business Music Institute in Atlanta.

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