During a meeting with all of the finalists, a team kindly asked me:

“What is the secret sauce to doing this alone?”

My answer:

I am not alone! A leader does not exist without the collective. 

I have been fortunate to learn from the artists and mentors. Also, I could not do this without THU, my fellow finalists and my family’s feedback and support. 


  1. The series bible and pitch deck with the new artwork is complete
  2. Completing my Sony Talent League pitch video

Mentor Highlight of the Week

A key ingredient to the secret sauce was Sally Slade. These kind words from Sally helped me solidify my perspective: I want to create a show where kids feel seen and heard and believe they are capable of incredible things. Just like how I felt when I watched Kiki’s Delivery Service as a kid.