Resume & Credits
Skilled manager, booking/research producer, & private investigator with 20 years of experience working in television & documentary films.
Research & OSINT: Highly skilled researcher who revels in finding the “unfindable” and delving into intriguing topics. Experienced with Lexis/Nexis, TLO, Pacer, and web-based research. Ace at triangulating databases and internet resources to find people & information.
Management & Organization: Highly organized self-starter, develop organizational systems (training tools, manuals & templates), train & oversee personnel, maintain intranet & databases, and wiz with licensing & legal affairs.
Curiosity: Care about people, communities & their stories, ability to interview & speak comfortably with anyone from law enforcement to gang members.
Booking/Interviewing: Excellent communicator, skilled cold caller, and booker. Experience working with talent.
Writing: Scripts for television, program development & research pitches. Reports for investigations. Unique ability to take complicated topics and translate them for the layperson.
2021 - PRESENT
SUPERVISING PRODUCER, RESEARCH
Category 6 Media Group
Manage between 3 to 30 researchers for true-crime & investigative programming.
Provide lead research functions and advise on developing and new series.
Hire and oversee the management of research producers.
Develop and implement policies, standards, and procedures for researchers.
Oversaw development of massive Airtable database.
Train incoming research producers on systems.
Identify ways to improve efficiency in true-crime research to save time and money, and meet deadlines whilst maintaining high-quality deliverables.
2020 - PRESENT
Olympic Tactical & Investigations
WA State Unarmed Private Investigator License #20107577
Member of the Pacific Northwest Association of Investigators (PNAI)
Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax and legal filings, and other resources to locate persons and compile information for investigations.
Conduct personal background investigations, such as pre-employment checks, to obtain information about an individual's character, financial status, or personal history.
Gather, analyze, correlate, and evaluate information from a variety of open-source and restricted resources.
Write reports and case summaries to document investigations.
2013 - 2018
Sirens Media (Leftfield Entertainment/ITV)
Silver Spring, MD
Managed research department across all series, including development, for Washington, DC office (sometimes for the NYC office)
Managed between 3 to 18 researchers for true crime, investigative and reality programming
Provided lead research functions on developing and new series
Pitched & communicated with law enforcement personnel frequently, main point of contact for FBI within Sirens
Centralized and streamlined research to maximize efficiency and meet series deadlines & milestones
Developed and maintained research systems, databases, templates, and guidelines
Interviewed and evaluated potential new research/casting hires
Consulted with executives to address legal, content, & criteria concerns for development and continuing series programs
2013 - PRESENT
Two Coast Productions
Kris & Kyle, documentary about two young men with muscular dystrophy, www.krisandkylethefilm.com
Co-directing & producing a documentary about two irreverent childhood friends with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Lisa met Kris & Kyle while volunteering as a camp counselor for MDA Camps in high school
Research Supervisor: (partial list)
Cold Case Files, Category 6 Media, for A&E (2021-Present)
Interrogation Raw, Category 6 Media, for A&E (2021-Present)
Accidental Confession, Category 6 Media, for A&E (2022-Present)
First Blood, Category 6 Media, for A&E (2021-2022)
Cheap Eats, Sirens Media, Season 4 for Cooking Channel (2017)
Golden State Killer, Sirens Media, Development & Season 1 for ID (2016)
Killing Fields, Sirens Media, Development & Seasons 1 & 2 for Discovery Channel (2014-2016)
Hostage, Sirens Media, Development & Season 1 for ID (2015)
Sons of Scientology, Sirens Media, Development & Season 1 for A&E (2015-2016)
Nightmare Next Door, Sirens Media, Seasons 4, 5 & 6 for ID (2013-2016)
I Escaped My Killer, Sirens Media, Development & Season 1 for LMN (2014)
Research Producer/Booker: (partial list)
Anatomy of Murder, Weinberger Media, Podcast for Stitcher/Apple (2020)
True Conviction, Weinberger Media, Season 3 for ID (2020)
Dead Reckoning, Lion TV, Season 1 for ID (2019)
Hometown Homicide, Lion TV, Season 2 for ID (2019)
Diabolical, Lion TV, Season 2 for ID (2018)
Snapped, Jupiter Entertainment, Season 24 & 25 for Oxygen (2018)
Murder in the Family, Earth Touch, Season 1 for Reelz Channel (2018)
Cold Hearted, Sirens Media, Season 1 for ID (2017)
I Survived…, NHNZ, Seasons 5 & 6 for Bio Channel (2012)
Nightmare Next Door, Sirens Media, Season 3 for ID (2012)
I Escaped… & I Thought I Was History, Development for NHNZ (2012)
Wicked Attraction, M2, Season 6 for ID (2012)
Deadly Affairs, Sirens Media, Season 2 for ID (2013)
Southern Fried Homicide, Sirens Media, Season 1 for ID (2013)
The Dropout, Fox, limited series for Hulu/Disney (2020-2021)
Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Fox, Season 2 for Hulu/Disney (2020-2021)
Writer/Series Coordinating Post Producer:
World's Toughest Fixes, NGTV, Seasons 1-4 for Nat Geo (2009-2011)
Series Associate Producer/Development:
Inside, “Miami International Airport,” NGTV, Season 2 for PBS (2007)
Inside, “Emergency Transplant,” NGTV, Season 2 for PBS (2007)
Series Associate Producer:
Inside, “Operation Wildfire,” NGTV, Season 2 for PBS (2008)
Inside, “Air Show,” NGTV, Season 2 for PBS (2007)
Inside, “Rio Carnival,” NGTV, Season 2 for PBS (2007)
Inside, “Lord of the Rings on Stage,” NGTV, Season 2 for PBS (2007)
Inside, “Tut’s Treasure Tour,” NGTV, Season 2 for PBS (2007)
Associate Producer: (partial list)
“Earth Overhaul”, NGTV, for Nat Geo (2011)
“Earth Report: State of the Planet”, NGTV, for PBS (2007)
NOVA, “The Great Inca Rebellion”, NGTV, for PBS/Nova (2007)
Explorer, “Ultimate Bear”, NGTV, for Nat Geo (2006)
Explorer, “World's Most Dangerous Gang”, NGTV, for Nat Geo (2005)
Psychic Detectives, Storyhouse Productions, Season 3 for Court TV (2005)
Education & Skills
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Honors
Lambda Pi Eta
Interned at CNN’s Washington Bureau
Photo Credits include: The New York Times, The New York Post & National Geographic Magazine
Extremely experienced in computer-based research
Proficient Spanish speaker
Proficient understanding of the U.S. legal system & criminal investigation process
FOIA & Carnets
Google Sites & applications
WordPress & Wix
Mac & Microsoft products
EXPERIENCE SECURING PERMISSION
Domestic & International police departments
Prisons (Federal and state)
Miami International Airport
Sea-Tac International Airport
The government of El Salvador
The U.S. government (including D.H.S., F.B.I., A.T.F.)
U.S. attorneys offices