Aaron Carrera has worked with TEN: The Enthusiast Network for five years. He started with SURFER magazine in 2010 as their first-ever social-media editor. After developing SURFER into the industry leader in social-media reach, he left SURFER in 2013 to lead all social-media strategy and sales for TEN¹s Sports and Entertainment division. Today, Carrera is the general manager of GrindTV, the world¹s largest action- and adventure-sports website, which is Yahoo¹s official action-sports partner. He oversees all editorial and business development for the brand.
Annie Fast is the Senior Director of Programming at Network A, an action sports online destination launched by Bedrocket Media. She's been on board since the launch in January 2012; the channel has seen significant success developing into one of the fastest-growing action sports online destinations with over 115-million video views and 740k subscribers on the YouTube platform alone. Her role includes series development, supervising producer throughout production, and managing the programming and distribution of content across various platforms and through social media. She has developed multiple hit series including “Alana Surfer Girl” and “Tuerck’d” by merging action, lifestyle, and engagement into the series.
Brody Leven is a professional adventure skier who ironically prefers climbing up mountains to skiing down them. That’s weird. He travels the world's mountains, returning with stories to inspire others to tackle difficult challenges.
Greggory founded Encoding.com in September 2008 and has led the team to its current position as the world’s largest and fastest video encoding cloud-based SaaS with thousands of clients and millions of encodes under its belt. Greggory leads the engineer team which developed, amongst other industry firsts: Instant Encoding™ and Vid.ly – the Universal URL. Greggory brings over 15 years of demonstrated success in international product development and application hosting services.
Issa is widely considered one of the foremost marketing experts in action sports and related youth culture. He oversees all client service areas at Fuse and specializes in the development and execution of clients' youth targeted marketing strategies. Issa also oversees all Fuse design and digital services working to guide brands in the credible development of youth culture creative. Over the past fifteen years, Issa has worked to develop successful marketing strategies for over 50 mainstream and endemic brands including Mountain Dew, , Nike, Gatorade, Converse, HTC, Adobe, Kraft, Harley-Davidson, Yahoo, Universal Studios, Ford Motor Company, Burton Snowboards, Discover Card and MasterCraft.
Nick recently joined Stance, Inc. as the VP of Integrated Marketing. Prior to Stance, he worked as the Head of Digital Advertising and Social Media at Taco Bell Corp. In 2013 he was included in Social Media Week’s Social 25 which recognizes the top influential individuals in social media. He provided the keynote at VidCon and was a huge early advocate for collaboration between brands and YouTubers. Some of his favorite projects to date include the first-ever Snapchat film, The Taco Bell Social Media Blackout, The Burner Phone Breakfast Campaign, and the airlifting of a Taco Bell taco truck into the middle of Bethel, Alaska to serve Doritos Locos Tacos to the entire town. During his time at Taco Bell, the brand became AdAge’s Marketers of the Year, AdWeek’s Hottest Digital Brand, and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Brands in Advertising and Marketing.
Epic Signal (Formerly FullScreen)
Gahan is founder of EpicSignal, and works with Fortune 500 brands on their YouTube influencer and community building campaigns. Gahan is on the advisory board for Vidcon, the largest YouTube gathering, he was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing & Advertising, and was invited to the White House as one of the nation’s youth leaders to advise on how to get the word out about the Affordable Care Act. Brendan was previously the VP of Brand Strategy at Fullscreen, and the Director of Social Media for the creative agency Mekanism. Brendan has been responsible for creating digital video campaigns and strategies for clients including Pepsi, GE, and Corona. Brendan was among the first to leverage YouTube stars – partnering with Smosh in 2006. He has since orchestrated digital influencer and viral campaigns including the 18th most viral ad of all time. He also drove the implementation of the first ever ad integrations on Imgur and Formspring.
Scott McDonald is the co-founder of Lumenati, a modern take on the traditional creative agency. Formed in 2014 with advertising legend Alex Bogusky, Lumenati is one part agency and one part product incubator. Scott is the driving force in a community of artists, inventors, writers, and musicians dedicated to creating innovative content for global brands. Inventor of the CS1, a video camera that brings filmmaking to the masses, Scott is pioneering hardware and software for content creation in a modern landscape.
Albina Binyaminova is the Manager of Video Services at The Orchard, a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 25 global markets. She has worked on platforms, like YouTube, and in the digital video realm for 5 years, with 4 of those years maintaining heavy emphasis on content monetization and audience development at The Orchard. Her role includes providing insights and recommendations to clients on how to leverage their content, be it audio or video (or both!), for monetization on the YouTube platform. Albina also oversees a team that monitors and protects a high volume of content and ensuing copyrights for clients.
Teton Gravity Research
Dan Vaughan - VP Digital Media & Services – Previously the Director of Sales Development and Marketing at TransWorld Media, Vaughan brings over fifteen years of “blue-chip” media experience across diversified fields including digital and traditional media, web development & design, creative services management, content productioin and sales development to Teton Gravity Research.
Parnell has been focused in the world of action sports commentating for almost 2 decades. He has covered All Vans Triple Crowns, Gravity Games, Dew Tour, ASP Tour, Supercross, Maloof Money Cup, NBC’s World of Adventure Sports, US Snowboarding Grand Prix’s as well as 5 Winter and Summer Olympics. Pat was also the host of FUEL TV’s Daily Habit for 6 years and is currently producing and hosting programs for Outside Television.
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