Career at a Glance
- In 1979, started as an intern on That’s Incredible! by The Landsberg Co. in Los Angeles.
- Served as a story researcher, then a segment producer on That’s Incredible! from 1980 to 1982.
- For the next three years, worked as a segment producer and story editor for several magazine-format shows, including Lifestyle Magazine. Earned a BA in radio, television and film from California State University in Northridge in 1984.
- In 1986, made a brief leap into animation as a production assistant at Marvel Productions of New York.
- Later that year, joined DIC Enterprises of Burbank, California, as an associate producer. Promoted to production supervisor in 1990. In 1993, became vice president of animation production. In this position, oversaw domestic and overseas production on more than 600 half-hours of TV programs for network and syndication, including Where on Earth is Carmen San Diego? and The New Adventures of Madeline.
The New Job
- Joined the Los Angeles office of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons as vice president, production. Supervises all current TV and video production for Hanna-Barbera, including World Premiere Toons, Cave Kids and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest. Reports to Sherry Gunther, senior vice president, production. Will assist as Hanna-Barbera launches The Jetsons as a prime-time series and two new series based on seven-minute short cartoons that piloted on World Premiere Toons in 1996.
‘My goal here is really to attract and retain the best creative talent in the business.’