Our clients have big expectations and little time. It’s why our entire team is always at the top of their game. It takes fierce determination and courageous vision to do what we do. We are the creative ninjas and the time saving warriors that are there for our clients, whenever and wherever they need us. All you need to do is make one call and an army of us will be there.
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Our goal is to make booking a creative talent anywhere in the world so simple that our clients can focus solely on their production. Our team members are some of the most experienced folks in the production industry and we believe in bringing the best brilliant and creative teams together. Working with the best creative talent globally ensures that your next project will be the one that captures your creative vision.
Andrea Keating introduced the industry to the concept of a freelance film and video creative outsourcing company in 1988. And since then, “Our industry has changed dramatically with dozens of new ways to capture images and create, edit and deliver content. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the desire to work with very best creative team you can for each and every project. We build those teams for our clients every day.” Andrea is constantly thinking about how she can serve her clients better and is a tech junkie, numbers maniac and serial entrepreneur. 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.
Barbara Kittridge led business development for major media agency networks and now pivots to bring her marketing, business development and client management experience to Crews Control. “The opportunity to connect world class creative talent to major corporations and companies is critical to drive the marketing and communication initiatives of our client partners. Crews Control has unmatched expertise on a global basis. Getting the talent right for our client’s creative work is our number one obsession at Crews Control.” Barbara’s dedication to service excellence drives all her relationships and partnerships with both client and production crews alike. She is also an avid world traveler and history buff as well as a proud pup Mum to her rescue dog Bella.
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.
Laura Monaco is our Vice-President of Operations and she is always on the lookout for new ways to streamline all Business Services processes. She has mastered the art of BPA’s, MSA’s and VMS’s and streamlining and managing the Accounting Department. When she is not spoiling her three dogs (Max, Gigi and Scooby,) and 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.
Vice President of Media Innovation & Client Engagement
Ashley may be new to the area but is not new to the production industry. Ashley is an Emmy® award-winning micro-documentary producer, editor, and writer who has a love for stories that make a positive impact. She brings her administrative wizardry, creative eye, deep knowledge of production and odd sense of humor (which fits right in) to Crews Control. Ashley prides herself on her overt friendliness she credits to growing up in the Midwest, her amazing banana bread, and preternatural ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Her favorite food is guacamole, is a music, travel, and art nerd, and has a strange fascination with dinosaurs. Ashley looks forward to adding to her production knowledge bank while helping clients and crews make ideas a reality at Crews Control!
Deb brings over 25 years of production experience to Crews Control. She comes to us from Sirens Media where she managed productions for National Geographic, Investigation Discovery as well as nationally aired concerts and live events. A creative since a young age (she danced regional ballet in high school as well as played the tenor saxophone marching in the Tournament of Roses parade and the Aloha Bowl) Deb spends her free time cooking, traveling, watching movies and creating artwork. A life long dog lover she is hoping to adopt a pug in the very near future, another addition to the Crews Control “bring your dog to work” family!
Debbie, our newest Production Manager, is a master at multi-tasking. With a degree in English/Writing and Communications, an advanced degree in Film and Video, as well as professional and independent experience in producing, it’s no wonder Crews Control was quick to snatch her up. By day she is “super girl”–calling crews, confirming shoots, updating profiles, screening applicants–and that’s all without drinking a sip of coffee (she prefers hot chocolate). When not helping to coordinate the inner workings of the production team, she participates in a writing group, choreographs and teaches dance, and bakes decadent desserts. Now if only she could teach us how to rub our stomachs, pat our heads, and hop on one foot.
Kim is Crews Control’s social media butterfly….she writes, she captures, she tweets, she blogs, she posts, and she gets lots of love from our Crews Control followers, fans, viewers and visitors. A proud Seagull of Salisbury University where she studied Communication Arts (with a focus in Journalism and Public Relations) Kim brings her high energy and smooth yoga moves to the Crews Control family. In her free time she can be found running- even though she hates it- spending time with her family and dog, and road-tripping around the country with her friends.
Monica Lovend is our AP AR Administrator and she is the accounting ninja responsible for processing shoot invoices, collection of our Accounts Receivable and for the Accounts Payable to the wonderful crews we use for your shoots. She enjoys treating us here in the office with her creative paper crafting and baking skills for monthly holidays, our office “fun” days or just because. In addition to that, she enjoys reading, quilting and traveling especially on a cruise ship with her husband. She is also the mother of 2 daughters who in the near future will make Monica and Marc empty-nesters.
Allison is our Production & Marketing Coordinator. A proud Towson graduate, she has dual degrees in Communications and Art and Design. Allison works closely with our marketing team doing research and building pitch decks as well as fabulously illustrating our monthly bookings wall. Allie also supports the Production Department with all of their booking and equipment needs. When not at Crews Control Allison spends time with her golden retriever, Millie, her new puppy, Oakley, and painting in her home art studio. An avid runner, her goal is to run a half marathon in every state….3 down, 47 to go!