Alan has been in the TV/Film Production business over 40 years. Starting with an education in film production and theory from NYU Film he has worked at many video facilities, production companies and retailers, amassing a huge amount of industry knowledge and contacts along the way. In his spare time, when he’s not waiting on his Toy Poodles, Nick and Nora hand and paw, Alan and his wife, Leslie, act and direct community theater productions. Alan also sings, sort of dances, plays guitar and blues harmonica and cooks mostly New Orleans style cuisine
As a member of our Production Team Alysia puts her Communications Degree from University of Maryland (Go Terps!) to good use, assisting the Production Managers by coordinating communications with our fabulous crews. She is also an organizational wizard, color coding files office wide. In her downtime Alysia continues her dedication to discipline and details as she has a black belt in karate and is an instructor as well.
Andrea Keating introduced the industry to the concept of a freelance film and video staffing company in 1988. And since then, “It’s been an incredible experience made all the better by great clients, fabulously talented crews and the best team on Earth working right along with me.” At Crews Control, Andrea is constantly thinking about how to serve her clients better. That’s her number one objective. As for her other, more whimsical goals, she’d like to invent an everyday product, go to cooking school, and finally learn how to whistle.
Becky’s done everything from pulling cable to producing nationally aired TV shows, so she understands the needs of our clients to have the perfect crew for the job! Due to her love for travel and learning about other cultures, Becky enjoys hearing the wonderful accents of our many crews and clients. It’s been said that Becky knows ‘just about everyone in English speaking countries’ so now she’s learning Spanish! And be sure to ask her about her numerous stints in front of the camera too! (But don’t mention her addiction to Chick-Fil-A and un-sweet iced tea!)
“I have never worked with such a creative and talented team,” says Cricket (which isn’t her given name, by the way). She believes in living life to the fullest, which is a motto she applies day-to-day as she helps video producers get their productions done (with the world’s best crews, of course). She’ll match you with the perfect crew for your project so quickly that you’ll still have time to ask her about her volunteer position as a sports league official.
Meredith comes to Crews Control from a 10-year stint in sports broadcasting. Being die-hard hockey and college football fan, it’s not surprising that her favorite season is Autumn. Meredith loves all things social media, so if a new platform is going to be the next big thing she’ll know about it! She also has a passion for reading, writing, and especially learning, and really enjoys managing Crews Control’s incredible blog. When Meredith isn’t tweeting or blogging, you’re likely to find her off riding her bike somewhere adventurous.
Montanna is the newest member of the Crews Control team as our Production and Marketing Intern! While pursuing a degree in Media and Professional Communications at her favorite place in the world, the University of Pittsburgh, Montanna is learning the tricks of the trade from our fabulous production and marketing team. She absolutely loves to talk, which is a trait our crews have grown to love when she calls them every morning. When she’s out of the office, she’s either in Pittsburgh, dreaming of Pittsburgh, looking at pictures of Pittsburgh… you get the idea. Or she’s doing yoga, working for her favorite non-profit organization, and sitting pool side brainstorming ideas for Pitt’s Dance Marathon.
Rebekah is the Crews Control’s official “Social Butterfly” as she spends her day fluttering between blogs, tweets, podcasts and surfing the web. She is also a self proclaimed video geek who keeps us all up to date on technical solutions and new gear. If it’s the latest and greatest Rebekah is the first to know about it… and she looks forward to sharing that knowledge with all of our followers and friends! A true multi-tasker Rebekah can even pat her head and rub her belly at the same time. When she isn’t camping, white-water rafting, or trying some new food, she’s reaching for the crown of podcasting princess, check out Rebekah in action at our Podcast section.
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Valerie’s cool head and ability to put out fires with ease makes her a client favorite. She’s the office IT wizard and our resident trivia champ, which should give you at least a hint as to how darn smart she is. She’d like to make an entry into the Encyclopedia of Life, continue to travel, and maybe even get over her hang-up about the strange texture of popsicle sticks on your tongue.