Let's Get Personal

Our Roots

In the summer of ‘89 while surfing on the east coast of Florida, Guy Nickerson had the idea to start Spectrum Productions, a company founded on his own love of adventure and great storytelling. It quickly became one of Florida’s leading creators of original programming and long-form productions. Since then we’ve produced over 800 episodes of television and won numerous Emmys®. In 2007, we launched an innovative creative division comprised of agency, digital and production experts. The creative studio drew a lot of attention, launching major attractions, digital experiences and award-winning brand campaigns.

Today we are an entertainment and content studio that combines the best storytellers, advertisers and digital minds in one place. We tell stories about lots of things using many different methods, from launching brands to TV shows, but through it all we never lose sight that everything we do starts with a great story.

Our Culture

Starting Lineup

Guy Nickerson

CEO + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Guy is a four-time Emmy® Award-winning Executive Producer/Director and CEO of Florida-based Spectrum. Since founding the company in 1989, Guy and his team have delivered over 700 episodes of programming ranging from doc-series to hidden camera, for networks like Animal Planet, Nat Geo Wild, Destination America, The Weather Channel, Travel Channel, and BBC. Additionally, Guy has spent the past 20 years traveling the world creating Jack Hanna’s award-winning television series, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Wild Countdown.

In addition to his work developing and producing original television series, Guy has led the creation and production of numerous branded content projects for Fortune 500 companies. When not traveling the world, Guy loves spending time with his wife and kids, surfing and honing his photography skills…traveling.

CYNDIE NICKERSON

CFO

Cyndie joined Spectrum in 2000 as Chief Financial Officer after working in public accounting at Andersen for five years specializing in tax. She’s a currently licensed CPA and handles all cost accounting, business affairs, human resources and property management for the company. Cyndie also leads all contract negotiations in addition to managing 20+ employees and contractors. Cyndie’s a grateful mom and devoted runner.

DAYSUN PERKINS

SVP PROGRAMMING + DEVELOPMENT, WEST COAST

Daysun has more than fifteen years of experience in the television industry, with a primary focus on the development and production of highly successful broadcast, cable and syndicated programs, including many well-known and award-winning series in the docuseries, documentary, reality competition, format, talk, dating, game show and improvisational comedy genres. Daysun joined Spectrum in 2015 as their SVP of Programming and Development, West Coast, after previous development positions at 44 Blue Productions, Eyeworks, Telepictures, GSN, CBS Television Distribution and ABC. Daysun has also been involved in the casting of numerous unscripted programs, including placing Chris Harrison on The Bachelor and Regis Philbin on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

When not living and breathing the world of entertainment and searching for the next great series or concept, Daysun can be found buried in his collection of music or with his wife, host and style expert Alison Deyette, traveling to any far-flung destination in search of a quiet beach, a snorkel and a pina colada.

ELAINE PUGLIESE

VP OF PROGRAMMING

Elaine is a four-time Emmy® Award-winning producer, with over 15 years of production and development experience. As VP of Programming, she currently oversees Spectrum’s slate of unscripted TV series and specials for broadcast and cable networks. In addition to managing existing series and editorial staff, Elaine develops new programs and creates content for commercial sponsors and clients. Elaine grew up in Florida, loves hitting the beach, and traveling with her work family and husband Matt.

RYAN GLIDDEN

VP OF OPERATIONS

Ryan joined Spectrum in 2005 from VideoLink, Inc., one of the Northeast’s largest production and transmission organizations, where he was Director of Operations. In his current role as VP of Operations, he oversees all operations - from bid to delivery - always looking for ways to maximize workflow efficiencies for clients. Ryan manages projects ranging from Emmy® Award-winning television programs to creative advertising campaigns, from interactive storytelling to live television events. Ryan’s a proud dad, Dave Matthews Band fanatic, and a hungry world traveler who's always looking to inspire others to see the world too!

SAMANTHA THOMPSON

VP OF DEVELOPMENT, BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT

Samantha is a passionate brand builder with 10+ years in the industry. As VP of Development, Branded Entertainment, Samantha collaborates with Spectrum’s multidisciplinary team to identify, develop and execute branded entertainment concepts - marrying talent, original content and brand messaging. Samantha is a strategic thinker who knows how to bring various external and internal disciplines together across a wide range of brands and business verticals, effectively leveraging digital, broadcast, property-led and other platforms critical to reaching objectives. Samantha holds a BSBA from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in Management from Point Park University.

BILL BROWN

ONLINE EDITOR

BRIANNE MACNEIL

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE

CHRIS BAUMAN

EDITOR + PRODUCER

CHRIS STEVENS

EDITOR + MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER

COURTNEY BUNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER

HORSE HARDESTY

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY + SENIOR EDITOR

JAVIER SEPULVEDA

PRODUCER

JOHNATHAN SAFFORD

SENIOR EDITOR + MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER

KEVIN BEGLEY

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

LAURA ROBINSON

PRODUCER

LAURA WAECHTER

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

MATT BEHARRY

ART DIRECTOR

NICK KING

VIDEOGRAPHER + PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

RANDY MICKENS

ASSISTANT EDITOR

RYAN SEBASTYAN

EDITOR + MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER

SIERRA PIGGOTT

POST PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

STEPHEN BUCKLEY

MEDIA MANAGER

SUSAN CUESTA

POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Every company has awards, but our awards tell a clear story. By blending great original programming & marketing with amazing storytelling, we have garnered some of the top accolades in advertising, digital and entertainment. We believe this recognition showcases our core strength of being able to develop fun, engaging and effective content!

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