We contract with vendors who consistently bring high standards of excellence to the job. Additionally, these preferred vendors have flexibility, passion and humor which leavens - and livens - the workload.
JoAnne (JoJo) Liebeler – President
A nationally-recognized home improvement expert whose hosted television series on TLC, HGTV, Travel Channel and PBS. Besides her on-camera work, she’s accrued several credits behind the lens as an Executive Producer and Producer for History Channel, DIY Network, TLC, Travel Channel as well as private and public sector clients. Sunset Books commissioned her to write JoAnne Liebeler’s Do-it-Herself – a home improvement manual designed to empower women to properly manage, maintain and repair their homes. Most recently she has been advocating healthy homes issues for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH).
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Dean Pedersen - Executive Producer/Director
A dynamic and creative approach has won Dean Pedersen several awards for his television and video work. With an experience base in national cable television, music videos, children's programming and education Dean's high energy and versatility makes him the go-to guy for a wide variety of projects. Credits include TLC, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY, Family Net (KVU), and his European credits include Sky Channel and Super Channel.
Suzanne (Suzu) Thompson - Producer/Writer
From television news to radio comedy, Suzanne Thompson imbues her work with creativity, fun and outside-the-box thinking. Suzu’s credits include national cable series Home Savvy, Passport to Design and Irish Pub Special. With a career that began as a Producer for television newscasts, Suzu has the ability to work quickly and accurately while under deadline.
Jean Bauman – Producer/Project Manager
With her strong investigative flair, Jean brings journalistic substance to award winning producing projects for NBC News, KCRA-TV, KSTP-TV, The West/In America, Medical Crossfire, and The Food Network Challenge. Jean's logistical talents have also been used in the political arena. She was the National Director of Press Advance for the Gore-Lieberman 2000 Campaign, coordinated press logistics for the Clinton-Gore Presidential Campaign and went on to coordinate logistical support for the White House Press Corps and produced several town hall meetings for President Clinton.
Michelle Hutchison - Producer/Actress/Writer
Michelle has been cast in several well-known feature films including Fargo, My Best Friend's Wedding, The Convincer and Into Temptation. She is a sought-after comedic actress in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN appearing at the Guthrie, Mixed Blood and History Theatres. Her strong organizational and communications skills are used in her production work that includes coaching and directing talent for stage and television.
Matt Maas – Director of Photography
Whether it’s a nicely lit talking head, or a movin’ groovin’ follow-the-action shot, Matt’s 20-plus years of experience is an asset to any video production. Possessed of a keen eye, even temper and delightful sense of humor, Matt’s work has been seen nationally on TLC, DIY, HGTV, and Food Network.
Nan Sloan – Designer
As one of the talent who helped originate HGTV's popular Decorating Cents, Nan blends media savvy with an innate flair for interior design. Her design work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, MARQ Magazine, Lakestyle Magazine, and Kitchen and Bath Ideas. Her television credits include Hometime, Decorating Cents, Room for Change, Passport to Design and Home Savvy.