Grace Helbig graduated from Ramapo College in 2007 with a concentration in Digital Filmmaking. She is the creator and star of It’s Grace (with more than 2 million subscribers), for which she’s been awarded a Webby. Helbig is now in production for her new late night talk show for E! which began airing in April 2015, and her podcast, Not Too Deep With Grace Helbig, which is consistently number one on Itunes. Recently, Helbig starred in and was executive producer of the Itunes Top 10 feature film Camp Takota and the comedy travel series HeyUSA for Conde Nast. Her book, Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up, was a New York Times #1 Bestseller in its first week of release. She is currently listed as one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Forbes 30 under 30, Hollywood Reporter’s Silicon Beach Power 25, Time Magazine’s Best Twitter feeds and BuzzFeed’s 11 Awesome Up-And-Coming Funny Ladies You Should Know.
Daniel J. Poeschl
Daniel J. Poeschl graduated Ramapo College in May of 2012. Following graduation Dan worked at Ramapo as a Video Coordinator until late 2012 whenhe left to pursue his dream of running his own business. In 2013 Dan founded Up the Mountain Productions (www.utmvideo.com), a digital video marketing agency with his partner Thomas Ando. Since then he has produced high quality web videos for clients such as Beckton Dickenson, Sussex Bank, KYB Shocks and Struts, and countless other small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country. Dan also has a career as a political consultant focusing on small local races. In 2013 he was the youngest person in New Jersey to run for public office. Most recently his photo and video work with the New Jersey Republican Party earned him the appointment as Executive Director of the Passaic County Republican Party.
Teddy Filson graduated Ramapo College in May of 2013 with a concentration in Digital Filmmaking. As an undergrad Teddy worked as an editor and a videographer for Gabelli Studio, a New Jersey based studio that focused on event photography and video. While there he was able to hone his skills and gain valuable production and post-production experience. Currently Teddy works in Los Angeles as a freelance cinematographer and as an editor working for The Tennis Channel’s Original Programming department, and produces content for local musicians, comedians, and educators. In his spare time Teddy still works to create his own personal projects ranging from motion graphics to short films.
Celia Quinnette is the web producer for Unscripted Programming & Sundance Film Festival on sundance.tv. Celia graduated cum laude and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Digital Filmmaking. During her time there, she managed the WRPR Ramapo radio station, designed campus event posters for Student Activities, and created her first short film that made it into the 2009 Garden State Film Festival. Her creative endeavors include creating live video art projections and performing as a comedic improviser in NYC. Quinnette is also a graduate of improv studies by way of the Peoples Improv Theater.
Glen Huszar graduated with honors from Ramapo College in May of 2012 with a concentration in Digital Filmmaking. Glen manages the Media Support team for NBCUniversal’s international operations and disaster recovery facility in Denver. As the Manager of Media Support, Glen’s team provides operational, technical, and customer support for the International Media Operations Group encompassing the portfolio of applications and products NBCUniversal leverages. Over the course of the last two years Glen has been an integral part in launching over 50 international channels worldwide and the launch of 18 Live linear streams. Glen has received five awards for performance, innovation, and dedication for his contributions at NBCUniversal. Outside of work, Glen continues to pursue his passion for creative photography and filmmaking.
After graduating with a concentration in Digital Filmmaking from Ramapo College in May 2011, Alyssa was accepted into the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting. During her time at UCLA, she was fortunate to work with amazing professors such as Hal Ackerman (Stein, Stoned); Iris Yamashita (Letters to Iwo Jima); and Susan Hurwitz Arneson (South Park) which enabled her to hone her skills as a screenwriter. While in the Screenwriting program, she interned at Marty Katz Productions, under Marty Katz, the former VP of Walt Disney Studios, followed by an internship at Mandeville Films, where she was able to gain firsthand insight into the film industry. Currently Alyssa works in Los Angeles as an Executive Assistant to the President, CCO, SVP, and MD of Method Studios, a global visual effects company. Some of their work includes Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Maze Runner, and Divergent.
Jen Ponton ’06 graduated with a degree in Theater. She received the Dean’s Award in 2006 and an Alumni Honor in 2015. Since graduating 10 years ago, Jen has made a notable career in television, including roles on “30 Rock,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Good Wife,” “The Slap,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Deadbeat” and more. Jen has also starred in a feature comedy (“Love On The Run,” premiering soon), as well as roles opposite Michael Caine in Zach Braff’s “Going In Style,” opposite Greta Gerwig in Todd Solondz’s “Wiener-Dog,” and opposite Louisa Krouse in “King Kelly.” Her films have screened at Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, Jen is also co-creator of the family comedy puppet-based web series “The Weirdos Next Door.”
Brandon Korn ’14 graduated with a degree in Music with a concentration in Music Production. Brandon been producing hip-hop and pop music for five years. His first major album placement was on DJ Khaled’s 7th studio album. The song was called “I’m Still” featuring Chris Brown, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, and Ace Hood. Since then, Brandon gone on to produce DJ Khaled’s #1 Billboard Single “Hold You Down” alongside his teammate and friend Lee On The Beats. Brandon has worked with other major artists such as Fat Joe, French Montana, Chinx, Fetty Wap, Joe Budden, and more. Currently, Brandon is a Music Producer for The Amazinz.
Lenny Morales ‘13 graduated with a degree in Music, concentrating in Music Industry and earned a business essentials certificate from the Anisfield School of Business. Lenny writes, “I immediately knew after my first day of class that Ramapo was going to lead me on a special path. I owe a huge ‘thank you’ to my professor and advisor, Ben Neill. I was able to take everything he taught me in the classroom and apply it to the real world. A few years later and here I am: an entrepreneur, CEO and founder of My Ticket Life, songwriter, musician and guitarist for Pros & iCons. Lenny’s Band, Pros & iCons, has developed a massive resume since he left Ramapo College. They have shared the stage with innumerable nationally touring acts and have performed at colleges, appeared on radio stations and podcasts, have been featured as the musical guest on Staten Island’s television program Entrepreneur Life, and have headlined their own show at Santos Party House in New York City. They have also walked the red carpet backstage at Madison Square Garden beside pop’s biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, One Republic, Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes and many more.
Scott Stanchak ’05 graduated with a BA in Communication Arts with a focus in TV, Radio, and Online Journalism. Scott is Vice President of Emerging Technology at the NBA and leads many of the league’s most innovative digital product initiatives, including in augmented/mixed/virtual reality, fantasy and gaming, and enhancing the digital telecast for the next generation of NBA fans. His notable accomplishments include the Leaders under 40 in Sports Award.