Meet The Crew Behind The Crews
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.
Valerie Stedman Nolan
Vice President of Production
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.
Vice President of Sales
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.
Laura Chapman is our new Operations Manager. She is always on the lookout for new ways to streamline all accounting processes. She has mastered the art of keeping busy and juggling tasks. Between working on her advanced degree, spoiling her three dogs (Max, JoJo and Scooby,) being a sports spectator of her son playing football, basketball, and lacrosse, Laura also finds enough time to catch a game or two of college basketball that her husband officiates. Loving everything and anything Italian and with an Italian heritage, it is no surprise that Laura feels at home anywhere in Italy.
Multimedia Marketing Manager
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.
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.
Brittany is our first "client" to join our Crews Control team and she brings a vast amount of production experience that brings her clients projects to fruition. Born on Christmas, Brittany loves to dance (yes, we have caught her dancing at her desk) and has a dream of traveling internationally. We hope to help her make that dream come true but until we do Brittany will travel vicariously booking the very best crews around the world.
Assistant Production Manager
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.
Carolyn says Crews Control is the best place she’s ever worked. Carolyn handles the management of our accounts payable and receivable with speed and efficiency—and we love her for that, among other things. If you’ve only talked to Carolyn by phone, you may not know how much she loves to experiment with her hair. We’ll need to update this photo every few weeks. Now that Carolyn is a recent empty nester with her two boys off in college she takes care of the Crews Control staff by being the office chef, pharmacist and chauffer.
Accounts Payable Manager
As the Crews Control Accounts Payable Manager Candi is responsible for daily management of the invoices for hundreds of shoots. Her extraordinary organizational skills keep the entire process on track. She loves to travel, has driven cross country four times and her favorite vacation was spending time in her mother’s seaside hometown south of London. She loves to write and won a regional DAR writing competition in her younger years and makes a mean cheese soufflé.
Katie's cheerful disposition and musical voice greet our clients and crews as they call each day. She is a veteran administrative professional with a degree in Entertainment Business. When she is not keeping our office running uber-efficiently she is cooking southern cuisine, composing music and working on her long-term goal of going from a novice swimmer to an advanced surfer girl!
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