Past Production Team

The May 2011 Event was brought to you by these folks:

Jay Hamilton-Roth (Curator) is producer of the television series Business With Passion and a marketing strategy consultant. He helps businesses around the world brainstorm, design, and implement effective marketing strategies that connect their business with their passions.

Bob Ayres (Show Producer), until 2008 sat on the prestigious board of advisors for the TED Conference and served for two years as the inaugural Executive Director of The TED PRIZE. Bob is the founder and Executive Producer for the Next 20 years series and runs its associated industry salon and traveling cocktail party, TwoDegrees. Currently he is the CEO of Comedic Ventures, a comedy showcase and development company born out of his infamous 80’s Haight-Ashbury comedy club, The Other Cafe. More importantly, Bob bats and throws left.

Louise Glasgow (Director of Production) is the Producer of Maker Faire, O’Reilly Media’s award winning event developed by Make Magazine which focuses on education within the DIY movement, celebrating art, craft, sustainability, engineering, science & technology. With twenty six years of production experience, Louise has been integral to the success of a vast array of different types of projects such as the Int’l Conference on AIDS, 2002 Winter Olympic Games, YPO Bermuda, SunNetwork, Dwell on Design, ESPN’s MLBPA Player’s Choice Awards & Big League Challenge and Oracle’s 2000 iDevelop World Tour which represents a show 22 countries in 26 weeks. Louise has produced events in over 24 international and 32 domestic locations.

Michele Kelly (Director of Programming) is the founder of the Kelly Fogelman Reputation Development Group. As the first women hired by ABC in a management position, an on air talent for Viacom and Chris Whittle Production, a columnist for San Francisco Magazine and a founding member of the Nob Hill Gazette, she holds a unique perspective on media marketing. Representing leading fashion houses, luxury hotels and products, famous personalities and green technology reflects her diverse interests. Her firm’s innovative programs have resulted in many awards and press coverage. Michele studied at University California Berkeley, Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts in London and Mills College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater.

Liana Bender (Director of Finance) is the Development Director of the California Film Institute, a media arts organization that programs the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, produces the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, and runs an innovative education program. She was trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and went on to study with the British Chartered Institute of Marketing. She has worked to grow financial strength of non-profits in the US and the UK, including the Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brad Nye (Director of Marketing) is founder/CEO of COREcommons and proven community builder, prolific events producer and seasoned marketing professional. In the past decade, Nye has founded and operated two community/events driven non-profits: Artsfest, which advanced the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area and VIC, a 3,000-member technology trade association in Southern California. Prior to that, Nye spent the fifteen years in entertainment industry-related marketing, promotion, licensing and merchandising, and event/television production positions including management roles at Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Pictures. Nye is a graduate of UC Berkeley and currently lives in Mill Valley, CA.

Ed Fogelman (Advisor) is the co-founder of Kelly Fogelman Group and has over 35 years of business, financial, and marketing communications experience, including being Senior Vice President of Landor Associates, an international graphic design firm. He successfully developed worldwide recognition for Landor and increased geographical market share through global strategic financial planning which included the opening of foreign offices in Europe, Latin and South America, and the Far East.

Richard Jett (Video Producer) is principal and owner of ConnectMedia a production company located in the Bay Area. ConnectMedia produces documentaries, broadcast specials, commercials, interactive online advertising, corporate presentations, and travel specials.


Our Wonderful May 2011 Volunteers

Deborah Allyce-Miller Arne Glasgow Steve Pollock
Lynn Augstein Tish Hendershot Tom Short
Robert Bengtson Sam Levin Monique Sims
Richard Berkvam Lucien Lewis April Starke
Adrienne Biggs Ann MacKenzie Claudia Tomaso
Beau Blanchard John MacLeod Mimi Towle
Adrea Brier Laurie McManus Virginia Travers
Bonnie Bruderer Julie Miller Sandra Versteegh
Claudia Citroen Susan L. Miller Esther Wagner
Navi Ganancial Victoria Miller
Jay Randy Gordon Katrina Paulsen

Want to join our volunteer team? Email us!


The June 10, 2010 TEDxMarin Team:

  • Eric Edmeades, Founder
  • Jay Hamilton-Roth, Chairman
  • R. Jennifer Barr, Co-Curator
  • Navi Ganancial, Director of Logistics
  • Michele Kelly, Director of Programming
  • Rocky Mullin, Technical Director
  • Liana Bender
  • Louise M Glasgow
  • Brad Nye
  • Ed Fogelman
  • Elise Crozier