About Us

TETV is a 2am break-room breakdown, a megaphone for unheard and unsung heroes. It is a TEN INVERSION roller coaster IN a museum, a furtively educational experience wrapped in a tasty churro stand, and your new favorite community. Lower your lap-bar, throw your hands up and prepare to engage with the brightest minds in the Themed Experience Industry.

Meet the Team

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Kelly Bailey
Producer
Unsung Heroes
Host and Graphic Designer
So... You're About to Graduate College

Kelly is a Graphic Designer and visual researcher with undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and Art History and is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design's Themed Entertainment Design MFA program. Apart from that, she taught art and art history and was a rowing coach in Jacksonville, Florida. She loves learning and is always a fan of meeting new folks, so say hi! She'd love to get to know you and help out however possible!

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Kyle Branch
Producer
So... You're About to Graduate College
Graphic Design
Themed Experience Television

Kyle is a graphic designer and project coordinator with a strong passion for immersive experiences that tell stories in unique and compelling ways. He started his professional career by participating in the Disney College Program and since then, he has had the opportunity to work for Daniels Wood Land, Nassal, Universal Creative, and Walt Disney Imagineering. 

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Andy Garfield
Executive Producer
Themed Experience Television
Host
Untitled Themed Entertainment Design Show

A twenty five year veteran of the entertainment industry, Andy began his career at Walt Disney Imagineering's Media Production department. Since then, Andy has worked on a breadth of projects within the industry. Andy's years of experience and deep understanding of all phases of production provide both a practical and creative resource to create lasting memories for audiences of all ages.

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CJ Gohl
Producer
Untitled Themed Entertainment Design Show

CJ is a producer and project manager with a technical background in mechanical engineering. He has a natural ability to guide and organize teams as demonstrated through his work with the Student Alumni Association at UCLA. He finds joy from bringing excitement and energy to those around him and can’t wait to do so for TETV and it’s audience!

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Dave Hall
Host
So... You're About to Graduate College

Dave has a background in Mechanical Engineering, but is working as a BIM coordinator and Revit Designer for Scenario in Orlando, Florida. He is the creator of themedentertainmentjobs.com and a board member of the Slice Creative Network. He loves the themed entertainment industry and community and loves to do anything he can to help!

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Wendy Heimann-Nunes
Host
The Cynthia & Wendy Show

Wendy Heimann-Nunes, a co-founder and managing partner of Nolan Heimann LLP, is the only attorney to specialize in location-based entertainment. She has served as the Executive Director of The Chicago Theatre and the head of Business and Legal Affairs for Universal Creative. In addition to her professional work, Wendy is a passionate drummer and regularly performs with her band Crinoline.

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Patrick Kling
Executive Producer
Themed Experience Television
Host
Untitled Themed Entertainment Design Show

Patrick is an effervescent creative leader who rose from the ranks of Theme Park operations. Since his humble days as a Star Tours Flight Attendant, Patrick has collaborated from concept to opening on state-of-the-art attractions, exhibits and even entire Theme Parks. Patrick now focuses on Story Development and Art direction for Nickelodeon Experience Design.

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Summer Martin
Producer
Show Announcement Coming Soon

Summer Martin scored successes in the commercial real estate world, honing her planning, sales and business development strengths. That experience, along with her Master's degree in Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University makes Summer well-positioned for the rapidly-changing post-COVID world. Since 2015, she has produced The Unconventional Woman, a podcast with a worldwide audience that explores her thoughts on life, current events and occasionally interviews others.

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Anna Kraus
Producer
The Cynthia & Wendy Show
Copy Writer
Themed Experience Television

Anna transforms the mundane into the arcane: taking special pride in giving sparkle to otherwise grey subjects. Well versed in the operations side of the industry, Anna has made magic all over the WDW Resort during two Disney College Programs and has had the pleasure to work with a myriad of independent escape rooms across the country, bringing stories and theme to locks and keys.

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Melody Matheny
Host
Slice Creative Network

Melody Matheny has been a Guest Experience Designer in Orlando Florida since 2004. Working with companies such as SeaWorld, Universal Studios and the Port Authority of Jamaica, she continues to develop a very wide variety of projects, ranging from ports of call to museum interiors, parade float designs to building facades, wayfinding signage and more.

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Emily Lê
Host
So... You're About to Graduate College
Marketing Specialist
Themed Experience Television

Emily is a recent graduate of Ryerson University's Master of Digital Media program. Her background lies within Marketing and Communications and is a graphic designer by trade. She loves working with teams to help build their brand and visualize their goals. She is very passionate about the themed entertainment industry especially within education, wildlife conservation, and interactive experiences. 

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Rachel Nakamura
Senior Producer
Slice Creative Network

Rachel is a producer, product manager, and creative technologist based just outside of Glendale in Los Angeles, whose interest in themed entertainment was piqued by a college class that she took on a whim. She's spent time in both product management and software engineering roles at places like Facebook, Instagram, and Microsoft. Rachel graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, having developed her own major where she combined Human Computer Interaction, Design, Computer Science, Art, and Robotics. 

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Monai Rooney
Host
Show Announcement Coming Soon

Monai has an exuberant heart and mind for nonprofit and themed entertainment. With over 10 years of nonprofit experience, working on philanthropic initiatives with theme parks from Disney to Cedar Fair Entertainment, IAAPA, and TEA and a lifetime of enjoying worldwide experiences has catapulted her into the world of themed entertainment. Monai is now the Executive Director for the Big Break Foundation, applying her personal journey and professional expertise to breakdown barriers to educate individuals on themed entertainment to find their big break within the industry.

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Nicola Rosini
Host
Harriet B's Daughters Show

Nicola has twenty years of experience in live theatre, music, dance, and project planning for themed entertainment to work on dynamic projects both local and abroad giving form to chaos. She is Familiar with both creative and technical processes involved in entertainment production, experience in senior management on live construction sites from piling to Occupancy, and thriving in fast-paced, deadline driven environments.

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Cynthia Sharpe
Host
The Cynthia & Wendy Show

Cynthia is Principal of Cultural Attractions and Research at Thinkwell. She lives in the sweet spot of story-as-vehicle-for-transfor-mation, marrying technology, theatricality, interactivity, objects, and media together. She's worked on everything from theme parks like Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi to events like Expo 2020. She's the co-founder of Harriet B's Daughters with Nicola Rossini, winner of the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award from ASTC, a member of Blooloop's inaugural Museum 50, and a longstanding member of a variety of industry boards.

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Cynthia Vergon
Host
Unsung Heroes

Cynthia has been called the “Swiss Army knife” of language and communication. She is a creative writer, translator, and voice-over artist. She created her technical translation company, InFact Global, in 2003, working for various industrial sectors such as ride manufacturing, transportation, and mechanical engineering. Since 2016, she has been an active member of the Themed Entertainment Association and has been on the TEA EME Divisional Board since 2017. She is also a member of the IAAPA EMEA Subcommittee for Education.

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Chris Willrich
Host
Unsung Heroes

Chris is a skilled AV systems integrator, programmer, troubleshooter and project manager for DJWillrich Ltd with 13 years of  experience in installation and commission complex technical systems in museums, theme parks and visitor attractions all over the world. Chris is currently serving as a TEA EME board member and also serves on the TEA NextGen committee with a focus on bringing the industry to the Next Generation and the Next Generation to the industry (and to boldly go where no one has gone before).

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