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Catrine McGregor, C.S.A.
Casting Director/Producer/Founder-ReelGuru.com
Catrine McGregor has cast over 400 film, TV and commercial projects, produced over a dozen film and TV projects and is a member of CSA. She has been fortunate to work with many amazing actors and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many people that you see every day in films and on TV!
David H. Stevens
Close Up with David Stevens
David H. Stevens has been a professional actor and producer for over 15 years and has a been a student for nearly 30. He has appeared in more than fifty films and television shows, produced countless short films, commercials and stage plays and has been the owner and operator of two production studios. Most recently he started in Robert Redford’s The American West as Jesse James on AMC. He is currently the owner and operator of Stevens Brothers Media, a film and commercial production company based in Salt Lake City, UT and is also the co-owner of Dalton/Stevens Enterprises, a television and motion picture company specializing in the process of business and creative development. Stevens attended college at Southern Utah University. While there he became a national power with the speech and debate team winning over 100 awards across the United States. Since then he has been seen working along such notable actors as Philip Seymore Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Glenn Close, Scott Glenn and Anthony Hopkins. He has also worked with Academy Award winning directors Paul Thomas Anderson and Cameron Crowe as well as the legendary producer James L. Brooks.
April Matson
Close Up with April Matson
April Matson is an actress best known for her role as Lori Trager in the ABC Family (now Freeform) cable television network series, KYLE XY. Prior to that she appeared as Penny Chase on the Fox Network television series, QUINTUPLETS, alongside Andy Richter. In addition, April has guest starred in several television shows and appeared in independent films as well as theatre productions that include performances at the Zephyr Theatre and Second City in Los Angeles. In 2015, April founded PLATFORM, an acting studio and theatre & film production company based in Boise, Idaho where she teaches acting classes as well as coaches and mentors actors of all experience levels. As an acting coach, April focuses on encouraging actors to bring themselves to the role, listening and responding truthfully in the imaginary circumstances of the material, making strong choices and committing to them fully. She helps the actor breakdown the text in order to create authentic and rich performances while finding opportunities to stand out in an audition.
Chalese Thill-Stevens
Bug’s Corner (Child Acting Focused)
Chalese Thill-Stevens is the founder of the non profit organization, Rainy Days Foundation, which helps individuals heal after loss. She is a motivational speaker, children’s book author, Liberation Guide, as well as a program director in leadership. Her story comes from a tragic accident in which resulted in the loss of her 4 year old son. She tells about her journey of healing and how she found the strength to carry on. She built her wings and now is helping others to build theirs. She began writing The Adventures of Bug children’s book series in hopes that her son’s thrill of adventure will live on. Chalese is also blessed with two more beautiful children that keep her on her toes and remind her of what is truly important in life. In her free time she enjoys singing in a band, kickboxing, hiking and spending time with her friends. Her infectious laugh, passion for life and ambitious “no fear” attitude build strong and lasting relationships, inspiring those who come into her life. To purchase one of her books, please visit: The Adventures of Bug Books
Jessica Allison
Zen LIfe
Jessica Allison is a work at home mom, fine art photographer, makeup and skin care enthusiast, and lover of history and the outdoors.
Dr. Michael Karlfeldt
Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, ND, Ph.D, is a Board Certified Naturopath (CTN® ) with expertise in IV Therapy, Applied Psycho Neurobiology, Oxidative Medicine, Naturopathic Oncology, Neural Therapy, Sports Performance, Energy Medicine, Natural Medicine, Nutritional Therapies, Aromatherapy, Auriculotherapy, Reflexology, Autonomic Response Testing (ART) and Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Michael Karlfeldt is the host of the popular TV show True.Health:Body, Mind, Spirit. Dr. Karlfeldt believes in the innate intelligence and healing power of the body and if properly supported spiritually, emotionally and nutritionally it can find its way back to health.
Robyn Adamson
Headshots & Photography
Robyn Adamson had a love of art and a vivid imagination as a child that led her to her careers as a photographer, actress, writer, cinematographer and director. These entwined skills culminate in an innate ability to tell a story. Over time, Robyn has acted opposite film greats such as Gary Oldman, Margot Kidder and Tess Harper. The mid 90’s brought the world of photography to Robyn as she began shooting actors’ headshots and models’ portfolios. In 2004, Robyn became VP of Business Development for the Academy of Performing Arts, a children’s theater and performing arts school. During her tenure in this position, she helped to bring thousands of dollars in scholarships to the at-risk youth who studied at the Academy as well as vital programs to students from all over the Salt Lake Region. Robyn’s star shines brightly, and she is attached to many projects as a cinematographer as she continues her work as a photographer.
Mhari Wilson
Dance Matters
Mhari Wilson is a member of a famous dancing family. The daughter of original Joffrey Ballet founding members Brunilda Ruiz and John W. Wilson and step-daughter to Paul Sutherland, she had the good fortune to grow up, tour and study with both the Robert Joffrey and Rebekah Harkness Ballet Companies. A professional dancer at 13, she also worked in eastern regional companies, as well as working as Gerald Arpino’s demonstration model for the City Center Joffrey Ballet in New York City and for Paul Sutherland at Ramapo College in New Jersey. A 2x nominee for the Idaho Governors Arts Award, a Boise Channel 7’s Hero, founding member of the Aspen Dance Connection and Boise’s Alley Repertory Theater; Ms. Wilson has been a teaching artist in Dance for over 40 years. She currently teaches at Eagle Performing Arts Center and for Very Special Arts/Idaho, specializing in classical ballet and developmental dance respectively. She is the author of the ‘Ballet-On-the-Go’ ballet glossary and reference guide as well as a dance-themed children’s book to be published in 2018.
Don Shanks
Don Shanks has fans from incredibly diverse sources, but primarily from the horror genre, with roles as Michael Myers in Halloween V and the I Know What You Did Last Summer sequels, and from his role as Nakoma, Grizzly Adams’ sidekick. Don has appeared in several dozen films, and is a renown film stunt coordinator and stuntman. His credits in stunts in stunts include High School Musical 2 and 3(where he began a training routine for Zac Efron), The Crow and Indian Runner to name just a few.
Elise Yeakley
Managing Editor
Elise Yeakley is an award-winning writer, journalist, and professional editor. She is finishing up her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in literature and has made it onto Amazon bestseller lists. Her work has been featured in magazines, literary journals, and on various websites. She has been writing since childhood and finished writing her first novel at the age of eleven. Since then, she has published multiple books, launched a comic series, and worked on numerous apps for interactive gameplay and storytelling. Some of her work can be found under the name Elise Pehrson.

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