CASEY BENNETT
Founder

Casey Bennett is a High Definition pioneer. He has been a veteran producer, director and cinematographer for over three decades. As the creator of The Extremist, Casey started the extreme sports TV genre.  He is also the founder of The Bennett Group, which has produced over 600 hours of network television programming distributed nationally, by ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX SPORTS, ESPN, OLN, HBO, HDNet and other broadcast entities in the U.S. and abroad.

IAN WOODS
President

Ian Woods has worked in the television business for 30 years. He has a total of 4 Emmy awards and is looking forward to more.  Ian has long history of working on major international sporting events, including Formula One, a dozen Olympics games with ABC, CBS, and NBC, 20 years of the French Open, 24 hours of LeMans, and the Tour de France, to list a few. Ian’s vast international experience led to the creation of Woods TV Paris.  His management experience garnered during these events makes him a well-rounded executive to assume the leadership role for EDGEtv.

LLOYD BRYAN MOLANDER, J.D.
Chief Content Officer and Executive Producer

Lloyd is Chief Content Officer and Executive Producer and his corporate executive responsibilities include the digital media creation and multi-channel publication of the organization’s content (text, video, audio, animation, film etc.)  As EDGE’s Sr. Executive in charge of Programming, Production and one of its Executive Producers, his duties include introducing and managing content and distribution relationships, overseeing internal programming and production and assisting with business development and business and legal affairs.

JONATHON BARBATO
Chief Marketing Officer

Jonathon brings over 25 years of TV distribution and digital video marketing experience to his role as Chief Marketing Officer for EDGEtv.  He is responsible for building the EDGEtv brand; building an audience, including a unique influencer network; creating sponsorship and revenue opportunities and is also deeply involved in expanding the network’s distribution and fundraising efforts.

BRET JOHNSON
Vice President of Endemic Business Development

As EDGEtv’s VP of Endemic Business Development, Bret is master at connecting the dots and furthering strategic alliances. A producer and host of outdoor lifestyle and action sports programming since 1995, Johnson has appeared, hosted & produced TV shows on Fox Sports Net, Outdoor Channel, CBS, USA Network, Discovery Health, MTV, NBC News, and the inaugural Warped Tour Radio Show. He has worked as VP of Field Marketing for Pabst Brewing Co., a VP of Sales/Marketing at Rockstar Energy Drink and an Executive at Planet X TV (the longest running action sports TV series). Johnson has consulted for Men’s Health Magazine, Gibson Guitars, Spin Magazine and has provided sales and marketing strategies for numerous event properties and startups. His work on events such as Aspen Jazz Festival, MTV Sports & Music Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Bumbershoot, X-Games, and Burning Man has kept him relevant in the event space.

PETER BOWERS
Vice President of Music

As VP of Music for EDGEtv, Peter brings 25 years of entrepreneurial acumen in music, film, TV, and new media. He holds platinum and gold records along with 4 Guinness World Records (for most cameras used in a concert recording) while producing with such talent as Rage Against the Machine, Guns & Roses, Chickenfoot, Slash, Stone Temple Pilots, Wolfmother, and many more. Peter was the Co-Founder of Vast Technology and DC3 Music Group, the leading indie producer and distributor of long-form Concert Films and Documentaries for the Music Industry – who with Qello (a 2012 Tech Crunch Top 10 Best Video Entertainment Mobile/IPTV Concert App) services Android, Apple, Samsung Media, Google Tv and other major mobile carriers internationally into one mobile live concert music movie platform.

RHETT SMITH
Vice President of Production

Rhett began his career in film at Carolco Pictures, Universal, Paramount and Flower Films.  In the early 90’s he transitioned into television and began producing for Original Specials for E! Entertainment television. There he produced the first television reality shows including Celebrity Homes, Plastic Surgery, and Victoria’s Secret. From there he went on to be the Supervising Producer of the reality hit DisMissed for MTV, Miss Universe for NBC/ Universal.   Rhett has written, directed and produced hundreds of hours of television as well as feature films.

SHIRLEY HUANG, ESQ.
Director of Operations & Legal Affairs

Shirley Huang is an attorney (UCLA School of Law 2011) who acts as the Director of Operations & Legal Affairs for EDGEtv, tackling a myriad of responsibilities requiring the wearing of many hats and a no-job-is-too-small attitude.  Her duties include tracking project status and deliverables, drafting production and legal documents, liaising between all EDGE departments, and weighing in on development, production, and business affairs.

JEFF MCELROY
Sr. Staff Writer & Social Media Manager

Jeff McElroy is an award-winning author with over 10 years of editorial, content writing, and social media management experience with adventure sport and surfing companies including Patagonia, ZOZI, and The Inertia. His surfing-inspired short story collection, Californios, won 1st Place in the Independent Publisher Awards (IPPYs) for Best West Coast Fiction. Jeff received his MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. His surfing, snowboarding, and mountaineering background brings ethos to his work with EDGEtv where he enjoys interacting with and writing about adventure sport creatives.

WAYNE STOVALL
Director of VR/Games

Wayne develops “insight driven” products, services and experiences within the intersection of human performance training, technology, gamification, and digital media. To date, Wayne has experience creating and launching linear television channels for domestic and international IPTV/OTT/mobile platforms. For 15 years, He has created entertainment marketing and branding for organizations like the Olympics, the U.S. Army, and Red Bull. Additionally, Wayne has developed large scale visual experiences for a full roster of musical acts including AC/DC, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, and Usher.

CHARLIE TOURTELLOTTE
Creative Director and Designer

Charlie Tourtellotte is a strategic, multidisciplinary designer and creative director. With over 10 years experience, he has had the of pleasure working with high-profile entertainment, large-scale corporate and small business clientele providing: interactive design, UX, motion graphic design, social media, brand identity design, content creation and print collateral.