Meet the team

Bill Haley

Bill Haley

President

With an unparalleled passion for video production, Bill has lent his expertise to over 2,000 projects including tv spots, documentaries, web videos, independent films, webcasts and personalized videos since founding Allied Pixel in 1993. He has been the catalyst for Allied Pixel’s 200+ national awards and is a managing partner of the MarCom Alliance and founder of the Philadelphia Area Production Association.

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Pete Bretz

Pete Bretz

VP Technology

With over 20 years to his credit, Pete creates the magic that powers our industry-leading personalized videos, webcasts and web development. If not marrying client data with targeted video content to drive engagement, Pete can be found enhancing websites with Drupal and WordPress and also bringing dynamic webcasts to life for colleges, corporations and non-profits around the world.

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Tom Mikowski

Tom Mikowski

VP of Business Development and Higher Education Partnerships

With nearly 30 years of higher education enrollment experience, Tom has worked on numerous projects in the college marketing area including video production, virtual tours, photo shoots, print and digital media and social media campaigns. Tom has a zeal for innovation, technology and building long lasting partnerships with Allied Pixel clients.

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Gene Castellano

Gene Castellano

Strategic Consultant for Higher Ed

Gene brings together human and technical resources to help organizations achieve their goals. He has extensive experience in higher education advancement, marketing, branding, sponsorship and fundraising. Throughout a career that spans print to digital media, Gene has applied the discipline of careful planning and precise execution to ensure that organizations achieve their desired results.

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Vanessa Balzano

Vanessa Balzano

Producer

A skilled communicator and collaborator, Vanessa works closely with clients to achieve their ideal vision. From creative development to scripting and editing, she ensures that each stage of production goes smoothly. Previously, Vanessa spent eight years as a freelance Television Producer for shows on the Food Network, Netflix, and MTV, refining her skills as a thoughtful and quick-witted storyteller.

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Irene Simmon

Irene Simmon

Producer

A skilled communicator and collaborator, Vanessa works closely with clients to achieve their ideal vision. From creative development to scripting and editing, she ensures that each stage of production goes smoothly. Previously, Vanessa spent eight years as a freelance Television Producer for shows on the Food Network, Netflix, and MTV, refining her skills as a thoughtful and quick-witted storyteller.

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Tom MaCoy

Tom MaCoy

Technical Director

For almost 15 years Tom has been managing multi-camera streaming projects, aided by prior IT experience building computers and networks from the ground up. His understanding of networking technology has facilitated thousands of hours of streaming content, and his experience working with camera crews ensures that every webcast looks great.

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Bridget Clerkin

Bridget Clerkin

Writer

Bridget’s writing has covered everything from breaking national news to burgeoning local events and working with publications such as Reuters and the Associated Press. In the academic world, she’s written features highlighting students and faculty at Princeton University, Duquesne University, Boston College and many more. On the softer side of news, she loves hearing — and telling — the personal stories of people with the ideas and ideals that will help change the world.

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Dan Mendenhall

Dan Mendenhall

Cinematographer

Creating the “Wow” for clients, Dan is an award-winning cinematographer who uses his artistic and technical skills to bring your story to life. He has worked on hundreds of projects in the business, education and non-profit sectors. A consummate pro with a broad spectrum of talents, Dan has his hand in video, film and television production. He is also well-versed in video editing, lighting, color optimization while utilizing Final Cut Pro, Premiere and After Effects.

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John Kolleh

John Kolleh

Cinematographer

John says “I take pride in being the person the director counts on to get the shot.” He’s a camera operator who is equally accomplished shooting interviews, action events and cinematic beauty shots.

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Micah Shaffer

Micah Shaffer

Camera Assistant

Always bringing a great attitude, Micah works with the team on each shoot to make sure every shot is the best it can be. He takes pride in managing the equipment and brings along past experience with other production companies including NFL Films. Through working closely with the cinematographer and gaffer on each shoot, he’s an asset in lighting, gripping, and as an assistant camera operator.

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Ben Vuocolo

Ben Vuocolo

Camera Assistant/Colorist

Ben’s obsession with the technical aspects of filmmaking and his dedication to help create the best possible image brings a fresh perspective to each project. While working directly with the Cinematographer, Ben colors in Davinci Resolve Studio and assists in every frame in front of him. Ben started working with Allied Pixel as an intern in 2018 and is ecstatic to now be working as a core team member.

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Steve Carey

Steve Carey

Gaffer

With over 25 years’ experience spanning feature films, music videos, documentaries and television production, Steve has seen it all and done it all. He brings an incredible amount of experience to every shoot, along with his trademark wit and can-do attitude.

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Frank Speeder

Frank Speeder

Drone Pilot

Soaring above it all is where Frank likes to live! Frank takes flight as our FAA licensed drone pilot to give you dramatic visuals of your landscape. He is also a FAA licensed commercial pilot (single, multi-engine, instrument ratings) and a drone flight instructor. Frank is a former U.S. Navy Pilot and flight instructor with over 2,000 hours of military flight time.

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Adrienne Belt

Adrienne Belt

Post Production Supervisor

Adrienne brings years of experience working on feature films, network episodic and reality television series, live events, and creating clickable video content for television, web, email, and social platforms. Though Adrienne’s experience as a storyteller, writer, and director has garnered a couple of Telly Awards, it’s her producing background that gives her an edge for workflow management. She excels at collaborating with creative teams, forming strong vendor/client relationships, and has a passion for getting a project from conception to delivery.

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Calvin Woodruff

Calvin Woodruff

Media Manager

A passionate and effective storyteller, Calvin brings to the team his experience in television, commercial, documentary and feature films. He is dedicated to bringing the heart of people’s stories into production and is no stranger to working with a team to create compelling and award-winning work. Previously, Calvin worked as a camera assistant and assistant editor for shows on Netflix, Hulu, and CBS.

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John Cervino

John Cervino

Editor

A creative and passionate professional with extensive experience in all aspects of television production, John is skilled in developing compelling content for television and online distribution platforms. Recognized for effective storytelling through creative editing, with strong language and writing skills, John is a high-level communicator with quality interpersonal skills, always having concern and focus on customers.

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Alyson Leonard

Alyson Leonard

Editor

Alyson is a digital content producer and video editor based in Philadelphia. Skilled in Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and scriptwriting in addition to having a strong theatrical production background, she uses her love of music to bring videos to life utilizing tight transitions and impactful storytelling.

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Andrew Mikida

Andrew Mikida

Editor & Motion Graphics Artist

Through his developed experience in video editing, Andrew helps make the client’s video idea a reality through the use of video editing techniques and motion graphics. He brings forth editing experience from multiple sectors of the industry, including medical video, product advertising, and news video production.

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Clement Baa-Adomako

Clement Baa-Adomako

Editor

Clem is passionate about video editing and making a client’s story a reality. Aiming for perfection in perfectionist. He has experience in a wide spectrum including film, television, and news production. With his skills in Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop he’s a dynamic member of the team.

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Luke O’Brien

Luke O’Brien

Editor

Luke is a self-taught photographer, cinematographer, and editor. For seven years he shared his knowledge with students at a therapeutic school in Philadelphia where he and his students shot and produced music videos, wrote and recorded songs and photographed and designed album art. Luke now focuses on his passion to tell stories through film using the Adobe Creative Cloud software platform.

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Ariel Lynn

Ariel Lynn

Editor

A passionate filmmaker, Ariel loves bringing stories to fruition. She is a film and video editor with experience in editing short films, events, educational content, and more. Using her skills in Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and 2D/3D animation, Ariel is excited to bring your story to life.

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Ling Song

Ling Song

Web Developer

A wizard with WordPress and Drupal, Ling is our lead developer. She is the guiding hand behind our web and interactive work. She also builds the bridges that connect data sources with our render engine for Personalized Video projects.

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Shirley Gay

Shirley Gay

Office Manager/Financial Administrator

While focusing on perfection and great customer service for our clients, Shirley is the glue that holds the office together. With over 14 years at the helm, she is our office manager and financial administrator and can navigate her way around QuickBooks like nobody’s business.

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Specialists

No job is too complex for Allied Pixel as we deploy a team of over 20 production specialists with expertise in everything from lighting and sound design to casting and translation.

Interested in working with us?

Contact Shirley Gay

Contact Ling Song

Contact Ariel Lynn

Contact Alyson Leonard

Contact Luke O'Brien

Contact Clement Baa-Adomako

Contact Andrew Mikida

Contact John Cervino

Contact Calvin Woodruff

Contact Adrienne Belt

Contact Steve Carey

Contact Steve Carey

Contact Ben Vuocolo

Contact Micah Shaffer

Contact John Kolleh

Contact Dan Mendenhall

Contact Bridget Clerkin

Contact Tom MaCoy

Contact Irene Simmon

Contact Vanessa Balzano

Contact Gene Castellano

Contact Tom Mikowski

Contact Pete Bretz

Contact Bill Haley