Meet Our Team

David Stark
Chief Creative Officer
Fun Fact: My best ideas come to me while shaving! Sometimes I need to step out of the shower to write them down mid-shave.
Alyson Walder
Studio Production Director
Fun Fact: The innovator I most admire is Gloria Steinem for bringing women's equality into the mainstream and forever being super stylish!
Andy Outis
Design Director
Asabea Ayres
Design Coordinator
Fun Fact: My secret talent is the limbo! The lowest I’ve gotten is 12 inches.
Caitlin Quinn
Studio Production Manager
Fun Fact: As a child I dreamed of becoming a Broadway star – full on musical glitz and glam with big dance numbers and sparkles. Next life…
Cara Pruyn
Assoc. Business Development Manager
Fun Fact: Growing up, I wanted to be a Broadway actress. I did that, so now I’ve moved on to storytelling from behind the scenes. Although the chance to work with Steven Hoggett could pull me out of retirement and back into the spotlight!
Christine Cutone
Head of People and Culture
Fun Fact: When I was younger I wanted to be a restaurant critic, but I couldn't be completely honest in my reviews because I was worried I might be putting a hardworking restauranteur out of business.
Christopher Clark
Executive Assistant
Fun Fact: I try to be creative in anything I do but I would say I'm at my most creative when I’m cooking with my wife. I’m full of ideas and she has the skills!
Corrie Hogg
Art and Craft Director
Fun Fact: I am most creative right after I have had new experiences. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something in the arts… traveling, trying a new restaurant, meeting new people, they all spark new inspiration and motivation!
Dan Kopp
Studio Shop Manager
Fun Fact: My dream collaborator is Isaac Newton - he’d bring a different skill set!
Daria Semenova
Designer
Fun Fact: As a child I dreamed of becoming a mermaid.
David Ocasio
Head of Finance and Administration
Fun Fact: As I kid I collected comics…and as an adult I got to work for Spider-Man. Perseverance pays off!
Emily Edelman
Senior Designer
Fun Fact: In 7th grade math class I trained my toes to be able to move individually.
Felicity Sparrow
Training Consultant
Jessica McCarthy
Head of Creative Services
Fun Fact: It's no surprise I enjoy using my imagination, so I almost always prefer a book to the movie. We're in the business of painting pictures where before nothing existed!
Kaitlyn Smith
Event Coordinator
Fun Fact: I'm an avid basketball player, having played in college, and although I'm right handed, I play much better with my left hand and am significantly more athletic from that side.
Kristen Henriksen
Senior Designer
Fun Fact: My dream collaboration is with Walt Disney and Frederick Law Olmsted on a project TOGETHER. They were both visionary in creating environments that quickly transport and immerse people into romanticized worlds.
Lee Kociski
Head of Account Services
Lee Muse
Event Coordinator
Fun Fact: My secret talent is I'm a really fantastic cook. I actually wanted to go to culinary school instead of college...
Lucy Russo
Creative Producer
Fun Fact: If I could collaborate with any visionary, it would definitely be Carrie Bradshaw! Wait, do fictional characters count??
Mary Kate Kelly
Designer
Fun Fact: I would love to collaborate with Es Devlin. I always look to her for inspiration and would love to learn how she thinks.
Marco Mendez
Fabrication & Production Specialist
Fun Fact: I can bake any kind of cake!
Maryelys Martinez
Finance and Administration Manager
Fun Fact: When I was young I wanted to be a flight attendant, but now I absolutely hate flying!
Matt Glove
Creative Producer
Fun Fact: My favorite part of working in the events industry is the melding of art and math, my two favorite subjects in school. Designing then fabricating, concepting then budgeting; creativity + math, boom!
Michelle Rollery
Event Producer
Fun Fact: I'm a really great gift wrapper, and am obsessed with finding unique and fun wrapping paper and accessories. Presentation is everything!
Natividad Gutierrez
Studio Supervisor
Fun Fact: My secret talent is dancing Mexican Folklore. I've never taken classes, but the choreography comes from my heart and soul.
Ralph Perfetto
Associate Technical Designer
Fun Fact: I most admire Richard Browning, who recently invented the first real flying jet suit. I'm hoping it pans out so I never have to take the subway to work again.
Scott Sanders
Technical Director
Fun Fact: My childhood dream was to become an astronaut until I surpassed the maximum height restriction at age 13.
Sophie Bennett
Event Coordinator
Fun Fact: My favorite part of events is the high you get once everything is up and running smoothly. I look around and seeing everyone having a great time, making memories, I think, WOW, we helped create this experience!
Stephanie Johnson
Associate Producer
Fun Fact: I'm a total movie person, I'm too impatient to get through the book and don't have the time to read a book in a single sitting. I even use the preview feature on Netflix to fast forward when watching a show.
Susie Montagna
Floral & Creative Styling Director
Fun Fact: I am equally awed and delighted by a co-worker's elegant, resourceful, and efficient solution to a tough problem as I am by a big, fat, June peony in bloom.
Tom Houston
Senior Technical Designer
Fun Fact: In my spare time I build stilts for my son - he's now over 9 feet tall!