Adam grew up in rural Connecticut looking at the world through a viewfinder. He studied film at Boston University and promptly moved to LA, where he climbed his way up the production ladder in feature films, television, music videos, commercials, and branded content. Prior to founding Yonder, he spent years overseeing campaigns for a wide range of agencies and clients, both domestically and internationally. When he's not on the road or lost in the wilderness, Adam calls Portland home.
Mike has spent over a decade producing content for a wide range of agencies, clients, and networks. He graduated with honors from Emerson College in Media Arts, and traveled the globe as a professional touring musician for years prior to hanging his hat in Brooklyn, where he currently lives with his lovely wife Vanessa. In spite of his insatiable thirst for travel, he remains a New Yorker at heart.
From a young age, Matt developed a keen interest in the film industry, fascinated by its stories and magic. After graduating from Emerson College, he forged a career both in LA and NY, producing projects of all sizes, both at home and abroad. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife and two children, but the road will forever be his second home.
Trevor is an award-winning director who thrives on creating doc-style content. After his personal work played festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Trevor turned his attention to commercializing his art. The result has been a highly authentic and poetic brand of content for a broad range of clients, including Nike, Ford, Google, and Stumptown Coffee. While his extensive background as a DP continues to inform his visual acumen, his focus remains on telling stories.
A keen eye for beauty and a knack for visual storytelling catapulted John Vallance (A.K.A. Nautico) into the directing world. Beginning in music videos and eventually transitioning to branded content, his client list includes Disney, Amazon, Samsung, Kitsuné, and Fat Possum Records. His work has been featured on Vimeo Staff Picks, Pitchfork, Vice, and more. He currently resides in Los Angeles, and in his free time likes to explore the hidden corners of the city in search of inspiration.
Brian cut his comedy teeth as a rostered editor at Crew Cuts before forging a career behind the camera. Following an AICP Award shortlist, Brian started helming campaigns for the likes of TBWA\Chiat\Day, Ogilvy & Mather, Arnold, MTV, and ESPN. He subsequently earned a spot in SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase for his MTV work. Brian continues to focus on both directing and editorial projects alike, with recent clients including Pepsi, HP, and Hershey’s.
Adam began his career in post as a motion graphic artist and editor. As much as he loved design and animation, he soon found himself longing for something more: interaction with other humans. So, he became a director. Since then, Adam has focused on bringing design-driven storytelling to a live-action world. With a designer’s attention to detail, he developed a strong visual style – using art direction and precise composition to create beautiful, colorful imagery. He’s built a diverse portfolio for clients such as Apple, Google, Square, HP, and LinkedIn.
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Mary began her career in content soon after college and never looked back. While working at RSA, she found inspiration in the creativity surrounding her, and knew then that she'd make a career in managing and selling talent. She and partner Michelle Stuart built Hello Tomorrow with that goal in mind. The duo takes pride in the trust they've built, both on the agency side and with the companies they represent. When Mary isn't working, she’s playing with her chocolate lab and three amazing kids.
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Nikolai’s two biggest claims to fame are being babysat by Charlize Theron, and singing on the Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Aeroplane” as a kid – that’s what happens when you’re an LA native. Nikolai cut his teeth in live event production, but switched to advertising because he grew sick of catering to the needs of retired celebrities. He moonlights as a drummer, and has played in every kind of band, from flamenco to heavy metal. He's been repping alongside Siobhan McCafferty for over 3 years, and together they represent some of the industry's top directorial talent.
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Jen began her career at a boutique ad agency working in production, then as a post-production producer, before finding her way into the rep world. Her passion for pairing talent with brands eventually led her to open her own rep firm in 2010. Jen Giles + Partners has since curated a diverse roster of inspiring talent, and has become a trusted resource in our ever-changing industry. When she’s not working, Jen is passionate about travel, art, cooking, and family time.
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Siobhan is a well-known and highly respected sales representative for commercial directors, editors, and composers in the West Coast territory. She has been in the business for over 20 years, helping to build the careers of some of the best names in the industry. Siobhan calls LA home, and her passions include travel, reading, and butter.
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After graduating from the University of Kansas, Michelle moved to NYC to pursue an acting career. However, she quickly learned that she was better behind the camera, so she transitioned into production and eventually into sales. Since then, Michelle has represented many of the industry's top directors, editors, designers, and composers. She's also proud to be partners with Mary Eiff, with whom she founded Hello Tomorrow. Michelle calls Brooklyn home, where she lives with her husband and two children.