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Team

Senior Manager, Business Partnerships
JAKE ADAMS

Jake hasn’t missed a University of Kentucky home football game since 2002, which is pretty impressive if you ask us. Speaking of sports, Jake coached Little League until he retired at the ripe old age of 22. He often juggles Social with…social while he works on business development and marketing support.

Production Assistant
Ross Allen
Ross is the newest member of our Production team, he’s a senior at the University of Kentucky studying Business Communications, and Digital Media & design. He has always been fascinated by aquatic life and is very interested in coral reef restoration. He’s also a huge fan of movies; be sure to ask him about his list of favorites if you see him in the office!
Editor
KELSEY BUNDY

Kelsey likes to start her days with coffee before heading to her computer to work some editing magic. By creating silly music videos with her friends in middle school, Kelsey realized her passion for editing. Along with being a fabulous editor, Kelsey plays the violin, the piano, and too many sports to list. And she double majored in Spanish. Is there anything Kelsey can’t do?

 

Executive Vice President, Programming & Partnerships
ROSS BABBIT

Ross was part of the Scripps team for over a decade, finishing his tenure there as SVP of programming and development at Travel Channel. Programs under his watch included Man v. Food, Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Booze Traveler and Expedition Unknown, and more. He started his career as a producer in NY for the likes of CBS News, ESPN and Food Network.

Executive Vice President, Business Partnerships
Carter Carnegie

Carter Carnegie, our EVP of Business partnerships and strategy, earned a BA from the University of Virginia. Carter’s non-traditional ways of thinking and cost-effective solutions were evident at the 1996 Olympics, where Nike selected him to run experiential marketing.  A leader in sports sponsorship and television, Carter has worked with all major networks and created opportunities for clients.

Director of Operations
CASEY COOLEY

By day, Casey wrangles our production team and helps to keep our editors on schedule for deadlines. By night, he co-hosts a Star Wars podcast with Chief Operating Officer, Dave Cottingham, called Inside the Force. With a background in film and a major love for movies, Casey fits right in with the team.

Manager, Finance
KATIE COOLEY

Katie spends her days balancing the books and keeping the team on track, but there’s more to her than just numbers. In fact, Katie designed and supervised the decorating of our office space! Another fun fact about Katie? She has never been stung by a bee (knock on wood).

Chief Operating Officer
DAVID COTTINGHAM

Yet another Wrigley Media Group team member who is obsessed with Star Wars, David has seen the movies collectively over 1,200 times. He has been with Wrigley Media for over 15 years, starting in production and moving to editor, then to GM. Now, as Chief Operating Officer, he helps to lead our team & guide our creativity.

Senior Vice President, Business Strategy & Partnerships
DEREK CRAWFORD

Derek used to work for the Chicago Cubs, so it seems like a perfect fit to us! Derek’s experience has been central to operations, organizational strategy, and driving revenue through partnerships. When he’s not working with clients, he’s hanging with his family, on a hike or playing golf with friends.

Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Operations
MANDY DAUGHERTY

Mandy is a firm believer in being prepared for anything, so she always keeps ice cream in the freezer and a valid passport on hand. A born traveler, the world is hers to wander but not get lost in, thanks to uncanny navigation skills and Uber. Which might explain her ease working in tandem with clients, the Business Development team, and the production crew.

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
ELAYNE FOWLER

Elayne has worked at big agencies you might have heard of like Saatchi & Saatchi and Young & Rubicam, small agencies and even had her own agency. Consistently imagining new solutions and applications for clients, Elayne also has a passion for sustainability. In fact, she is Harvard Sustainability certified! As a triathlete and international traveler, she’s always pushing us to go further and explore the possibilities.

Senior Writer/Producer
MIKE FRIEDMAN

Better known as “Doctor Mike”, our Executive Producer/Writer spent 2 years in the Michigan prison system…teaching! Mike has over 30 years of industry experience, and has written Emmy-nominated programming for A&E’s Biography as well as award-winning documentaries for PBS.

Chief Financial Officer
JIM GREEN

With 27 years of experience in financial management, Jim helps to guide our business as we continue to grow. An animal lover at heart, Jim assists dog rescues with transports & fostering in his free time. If the weather permits, you’ll likely find him on the golf course fine tuning his short game.

Director of Photography
ANTHONY GUGLIELMI

Anthony is recognized as being the most committed team member to his Halloween costume each year. He’s always out to get a laugh out of the team. Anthony came to Wrigley Media Group with a background in production, having worked on the Kentucky National Parks Documentary and independent short films.

Director
CODY GUILER

Don’t let this picture fool you; Cody is an experienced “jack-of-all-trades”. He works as a producer and client coordinator, but he’s also a member of the production crew and he regularly jumps in as an editor. When he’s free, Cody can also be found frequenting our ping pong table.

Assistant Editor
SARAH HAGAN

The newest member of our post-production team, Sarah is a native Kentuckian with a degree in Media Communications from Asbury University. She has worked with multiple production companies including Hallmark, MTV, and Lifetime. Sarah is a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, and movies new and old, particularly Cool Hand Luke and The Princess Bride. She also juggles – but only for close friends.

Chief Executive Officer
JAYNE HANCOCK

Jayne comes to us from San Diego, CA where she founded her own group, JHG Digital Marketing. Prior to that she was the Head of Consumer Marketing for DIRECTV and was instrumental in developing NFL Sunday Ticket. She was a student-athlete at University of Arizona and received her Masters from USC.

Director
RUSSELL JOHNSON

Before joining our team, Russell managed content production for Blood-Horse Publications & won several awards from American Horse Racing Publications for excellence for both video & print. His portfolio also includes projects for HRTV & ESPN. He also has one of the best senses of humor around.

Senior Producer
BRIAN LEONARD

Brian Leonard is an Emmy Award-winning producer with more than three decades of experience in the television and motion picture industries. In a past life, as VP and executive producer at Travel Channel, Leonard oversaw personnel and productions on shows such as “Breaking Borders,” “Hotel Impossible,” “America Declassified,” and more. You’ll most likely find Brian on set, in an editing room, or wheeling his suitcase off to the airport.

 

Creative Director
Santos Lopez

Santos is an honors graduate from Western Kentucky University with a BA in Television Production. His ability to conjure up out-of-the-box creative ideas, and his culturally-diverse perspective helped HGTV achieve not just one, but two #1 series: Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop: Flipping Summer.

Vice President, Business Partnerships
ALBERT MASON

Albert has a love of art and animation that can be seen through his previous work, which includes an eclectic mix of projects like feature films Spiderman 3 and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also has a background in TV production for MTV Networks, including work on MTV Sports and The Denis Rodman World Tour.

Owner & President
MISDEE WRIGLEY MILLER

Misdee is a talented equestrian athlete who competes internationally in Combined Driving Events. She is also the owner of Hillcroft Farms in Kentucky. If her name rings a bell, that’s probably because she’s the granddaughter of Philip Wrigley (Go Cubs!).

Vice President, Production Services/Senior Director of Photography
JAMES OCHSENBEIN

At 23 years, James is Wrigley Media’s longest standing team member. When he first started, he was one of two employees, and he has now seen us grow to a staff of over 30. James also has a background in sports video, consistently shooting football and basketball games for University of Kentucky sports.

Director
CHAD PERKINS

Chad is our in-house bourbon connoisseur & collector. When he’s not serving as our go-to for whiskey knowledge and industry info, he writes and produces original concepts and works closely with our edit team. As if that wasn’t enough, he also plays 3 instruments: Guitar, bass, and drums!

Senior Vice President, Production
Greta Pittard

Greta brings with her a robust career in media and production management working at Smithsonian, Showtime, Discovery, Science Channel, DreamWorks, Walt Disney Pictures, Universal, etc. Recently in Wash., DC, at a fast-growing video media company called Storyblocks. Greta now brings all that talent and professional ability to Wrigley, and makes it look easy to get things done on time and on budget.

Vice President, Post-Production Services/ Senior Editor
DARREN PLATT

Darren is 2nd biggest Disney expert (next to Walt, of course). As a kid, he was always fascinated with the classroom TV & VCR; he wanted to take them apart & see how they worked. It’s no wonder he ended up at Wrigley Media Group helping to troubleshoot issues & questions within his edit team on a daily basis!

Vice President, CG Services
DAVID SILVERNELL

Dave has 15+ years of experience in 3D modeling & animation, specializing in architectural models. He co-created a software plugin related to rendering organic objects in 3D & is the founder of Filmburn Animation Studios. Dave also loves art & painting, which he practices in his free time.

Founder
WOOD SIMPSON

Legend has it that Wood founded Wrigley Media back in 1992 with only a 2 man team. Since then, he’s helped grow the company to a team of over 34. If there’s ever a casting for the role of Henry Clay, look no further than Wood, as he is a direct descendant of The Great Negotiator!

Senior Director, Aerial Services
JEB SMITH

Keeper & operator of our drone fleet, Jeb is also a National Guard Veteran. When he’s not flying, Jeb can regularly be found tinkering with gadgets & toys, making “improvements”. Example: He adjusted a Nerf gun to shoot 2X faster. Now it makes a revving sound and, trust us, it’s terrifying.

Executive Vice President, Creative & Original Content
DANNY TEPPER

Danny has written, managed and produced over 1000 hours of primetime television. Most recently Danny was a senior executive with Scripps Network in Knoxville, TN and managed and produced shows for Travel Channel, DIY, HGTV and Food Network.

Vice President, Business Partnerships
CHARLES THOMPSON

Charles has a reputation of being a major math whiz, earning him the nickname “Rain Man” in the office. One part ping pong enthusiast, one part KY little known facts expert, he specializes in client relationships. Some Charles trivia – he once interviewed who is: Alex Trebek on the set of Jeopardy!

Senior Editor
SHELBY TURNER

Shelby has over 10 years of editing experience including a wide range of projects in varying industries, but her favorite field of work is documentaries. Shelby loves her 2 Irish Terriers, but they’ll have to share her love as she recently welcomed her baby girl, Cadence, into the world!

Manager, Original Content/Associate Producer
LANDON WILSON

Landon wears a lot of hats as he controls the flow of traffic in and out of the Original Content division. He supports the team and also shoots, writes, researches and edits sizzle reels.  His legal background positions him as the OC liaison with Wrigley’s business affairs and legal teams.

Producer
Bonnie Bruner

Bonnie is a producer and storyteller by nature, with an extensive background in sports broadcasting for networks like ESPN, Speed Channel, ABC, Fox Sports, and OLN. She has worked for seven Olympics over the last 19 years, allowing her to indulge her love for travel. Be sure to ask her about her stint as a drummer for a ska band in the late 90’s!

Associate Producer
Julianne Mason

Julianne comes to Wrigley from Boston, where she has been working in the worlds of documentary film and theatrical sound design. A proud Marylander at heart, she will happily share many fun state facts. She often wonders what she could do with her brain if it weren’t full of song lyrics.

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