I am a seasoned freelance television professional with 19 years of Television Production experience at such outlets as The Discovery channel, ABC, VH1, The History Channel, The Food Network and MTV News. Visit www.shimshamoperations for work samples.


10/16 – Current

Supervising Post Producer We Bought The Farm 2

HGTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — North South Productions
10/16 – Current
7/16 – 10/16

Supervising Post Producer The Road Trick 1

REDBULL — Reality/Doc (TV) — North South Productions
7/16 – 10/16
11/13 – 3/15

Co-Executive Producer (Showrunner) BarnHunters 1

DOITYOURSELF — Reality/Doc (TV) — Juma Entertainment Details
11/13 – 3/15

I shepherded this home renovation show from sizzle reel to pilot to series. Headed up all pre-production including preparing talent and mapping out 8 episodes of story beats. Oversaw Producers in the field, and editors back in the office. Liaised with Network during pre and post production.

11/11 – 5/13

Series Producer (Director / Post Producer) Cajun Pawn Stars 1 And 2 2

A&E — Reality/Doc (TV) — Leftfield Pictures Details
11/11 – 5/13

Two seasons working on History Channels spin off of the original Pawn Stars. Directed and supervised crew and talent in the field. Supervised staff and editors in the office.

1/11 – 11/11

Supervising Producer (Post Producer) Alaskan Wingmen 2

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — National Geographic Studios Details
1/11 – 11/11

Supervising producer on Nat Geo's Alaskan bush pilot series. All aspects of pre-production including finding stories and pilots to follow. Directed/Shot talent and oversaw crew in the field for first episode and supervised from the New York office from the remainder of the series. Supervised editors and Post Producers.

6/10 – 2/11

Post Producer Great Human Race 1

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — National Geographic Studios
6/10 – 2/11
7/10 – 9/10

Producer (Director) Lockdown: Prison Women

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — National Geographic Studios Details
7/10 – 9/10

Directed and produced show focusing on the challenges of women working in the Texas prison system. Pre-production involved finding stories and women prison guards to follow. Produced and Directed talent and managed crew on location within the Dallas County Penal System. Story produced all materials for edit back in NYC.

11/09 – 5/10

Producer (Director) Dual Survival 1

DISCOVERY — Reality/Doc (TV) — Original Media Details
11/09 – 5/10

Produced and Directed talent and crew in remote locations around the world. Pre-produced story elements and scouted locations and habitats prior to shoot. Story produced edit elements back in NYC.


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Class of '95

Boston University

Batchlor of Science - Television and Film


  • Avid
  • Broadcast
  • Camera Operating
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • DV
  • Editing
  • Field Production
  • Film Production
  • Final Cut Pro
  • HD Video
  • Media Production
  • Post Production
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Production Managment
  • Reality
  • Reality TV
  • Television
  • Video
  • Video Production