The Greenhouse Board of Directors
Shun Lee Fong
Actor, writer & producer
Shun Lee is the President & Creative Director of The Greenhouse and sits on the Board of Directors. He is an actor, writer, musician, and the CEO and creative principal of Genuine Productions, LLC, which currently focuses on film, new media, and publishing. He graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University with a degree in journalism & mass communications. After obtaining a Juris Doctorate at the University of Iowa, he practiced law for 5 years in Nebraska and Iowa, focusing on civil litigation, corporate transactions, intellectual property, and media law. In 2003, he left his law practice to pursue professional acting, writing, and other creative opportunities. He has performed in a number of productions in film, theater, commercial, voiceover, and print, and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He’s spent significant time on stage and in the recording studio as a songwriter and multi-instrumental musician. He has written a number of screenplays, articles, and other works and is an often-requested speaker. He is the author of The Saints & The Poets, a series of essays on creativity and leadership. He has taught mass media and entertainment law at Creighton University, Lipscomb University, John Paul the Great Catholic University, and Regent University.
actor & photographer
Mark Atteberry is an award winning actor, photographer and director. He began his career in the Entertainment Industry as a marketing expert before making the transition to acting and photography. Mark is internationally known for his headshot, advertising, and documentary photography. His clients include CAA, ICM, WME, NBC, CBS, A&E, Bravo, Venice Magazine, Big Lots and more. Mark was voted as one of the “Best Headshot Photographers in Los Angeles” by BackStage West magazine and in 2010 he was honored by the Photography for Social Change Foundation as one of the top 100 documentary-style photographers in the world. As an actor Mark’s feature film work includes hits like David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” to Ang Lee’s “The Hulk.” His television work includes “For The People” (which put him in contention for an Emmy nomination), “Sorry For Your Loss,” “S.W.A.T.,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Code Black,” “Scandal,” “Black-ish,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI: Cyber,” “The Newsroom,” “Bones,” “Criminal Minds,” “Dexter, House, M.D.,” “Rules of Engagement,” “Justified,” “24” and many more. Known as LA’s Type Specialist, Mark lectures regularly on the subjects of Branding, Image and Type and Acting in LA. He has written or co-written several books on the topic including “The Working Actor’s Guide to LA.” Mark is the founder of the Be A Working Actor Studios in Los Angeles.
Caren Bream grew up in South Central Pennsylvania and attended school in upstate New York, including several months at the New York School of Urban Ministry in New York City. Among her many travels, she studied in Sydney, Australia, exploring film production. Her wide range of interests has connected her love for serving people in the inner city, theological studies, and her ability to create film and other media productions. After serving in an administrative position in Pennsylvania for a few years, she pursued her nine-year dream of living and working in the Hollywood film industry. She loves to enable others to put their dreams into motion and to encourage and challenge people to use their creative abilities to transform culture in Hollywood and around the world. After her time in Los Angeles she has returned to her home state, Pennsylvania, continuing in film production and at a property management company.
This multi-award winning actor is possibly the most famous person you’ve never seen. After a 30-year career under heavy make-ups, but in memorable roles such as the goofy zombie ‘Billy Butcherson’ in HOCUS POCUS, Doug Jones was thrust to the forefront as the blue fish-man sidekick, ‘Abe Sapien’, in HELLBOY. He took this kind of work to new heights with his role as the romantic leading ‘Amphibian Man’ in Guillermo del Toro’s Academy Award 2017 Best Picture THE SHAPE OF WATER, and his dual roles as ‘Pan’ and the ‘Pale Man’ in the multi-Oscar winning PAN’S LABYRINTH. He also played the ‘Silver Surfer’ in FANTASTIC 4: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER, and his award-winning performance reprising ‘Abe Sapien’ in HELLBOY II: The Golden Army. This is the niche that garnered Doug Jones a coveted slot in FANGORIA Magazine’s Hall Of Fame. His favorite “human” roles are the sweet, underdog title role in MY NAME IS JERRY and the proper butler ‘Hawthorne’ in the inspirational THE ULTIMATE LEGACY. You can also see Doug’s special haunting roles in LEGION, CRIMSON PEAK, JOHN DIES AT THE END, and as the title character in the upcoming remake of NOSFERATU. TV Critics have loved his Saturn Award-winning work in the highly praised new CBS/AllAcces series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY as Commander Saru. Doug also won critics over with the ‘Skin & Bones’ episode of NBC’s FEAR ITSELF, and as the lead ‘Gentleman’ in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’s ‘Hush’ episode. Doug also enjoyed playing ‘Dominique Wilkins’ in ABC’s comedy THE NEIGHBORS, the lead ‘Ancient’ vampire in Guillermo del Toro’s FX series THE STRAIN, DC Comics’ supervillain ‘Deathbolt’ in the CW’s ARROW and THE FLASH, and the helpful alien ‘Cochise’ in Steven Spielberg’s TNT series FALLING SKIES for the final three seasons. The newer medium of Web Series has been good to Doug with series regular, recurring, and guest roles on the popular shows THE GUILD, DRAGON AGE: REDEMPTION, FALLOUT: NUKA BREAK, and the hilarious RESEARCH with Barry Bostwick. Doug also loves short films with a special purpose, and has starred in a few that he loves to talk about — THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS about a man born without limbs who finds a sense of family and purpose; SUDDEN DEATH! a hilarious musical; and THE CANDY SHOP addressing the harrowing issue of child sex trafficking happening right here in the USA. But don’t let Doug Jones’ resume scare you. Even with some darker titles in his filmography, he chooses those projects because of redemptive storylines and, even if he has to play the bad guy or an otherworldly creature to help them be told. Doug and his wife Laurie hail from Indiana where they both met at Ball State University, love those Midwestern values, and are active members of their home church.
director & filmmaker
Korey Pollard is a DGA first assistant director, mentor, and lecturer. His previous television and film credits include, Salem (WGN), The Player (Sony/NBC), The King of 7B (ABC Family), Kevin From Work (ABC Family), A to Z (NBC), Stephen Bochco’s Murder In the First (TNT), Nashville, (ABC), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), The Wedding Band (TBS), Lie to Me (FOX), Life (NBC), the critically-acclaimed show Monk (USA), Deadwood (HBO), House (FOX), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Boomtown(NBC), and CSI (CBS). Film credits include Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids 2, And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself, Thirteen Days, Waterworld, Clear & Present Danger, Eye For An Eye, G.I. Jane, That Thing You Do, and Stand By Me, among many others. He co-produced his first film in 2006, and independent adaptation of Robert Whitlow’s novel, The List. Korey has been a guest lecturer at University of Texas, Austin; Branford College-Yale, New Haven, Belmont University-Nashville, Lipscomb University-Nashville, Eastern University, Lakeland, Florida, Azusa Pacific University, Dodge College of Film & Media Arts-Chapman University, Vanguard University, Orange County, Compass College of Cinematic Arts, Biola University, and Los Angeles Film Studies Center. He has been on the advistory boards of Compass College of Cinematic Arts and Hollywood Connect. He also holds a position on The First Assistant Director/Unit Production Manager Committee of The Directors Guild of America. Korey lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife of over 20 years and two children.
Nancy Stafford has been a series regular on six TV series, including five years as Andy Griffith’s law partner on Matlock and three years on the Emmy-winning St. Elsewhere. Her 25+ episodic roles include Frasier, The Mentalist, and a recurring role in Scandal. Her films include First Lady and Faith, Hope & Love, and currently streaming Heritage Falls, Heaven Bound, I’m Not Ashamed, and Hallmark favorites Christmas with a Capital C, Christmas for a Dollar, and Christmas Oranges. Her Directing debut, Damaged Goods, a feature film in collaboration with Asbury University, will soon be released, and she is producing and writing several film and tv projects. Nancy is the best-selling author of two books published by Penguin Random House, The Wonder of His Love: A Journey into the Heart of God, and Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You, called by ASSIST News Service “one of the most valuable Christian books to be published in decades.” She is a popular speaker at conferences, churches and corporations. In addition to The Greenhouse, she serves on Biola University Studio Task Force, Dove Foundation Advisory Board, SAT-7 satellite TV broadcasting in the Middle East and North Africa, and is a frequent Guest Artist/Speaker at media events and performing arts schools and colleges nationwide. Nancy and her worship musician/pastor husband, Larry Myers, have been married for 30 years and live in Los Angeles. Of her many roles, her favorite is step-mom to beautiful Katie, and Grandma to 18-year-old Blake.
The Greenhouse Leadership Team
Abbie Cobb has been seen in all sorts of films and television shows, including her recurring role on the popular ABC series, Suburgatory, as well as roles on American Horror Story, NCIS: Los Angeles, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mentalist, and True Blood. She had recurring roles on 90210 and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and recently co-starred in two feature films, Moms’ Night Out and The Umbrella Man. As a child growing up in Nebraska, she obsessively watched Shirley Temple movies and decided she’d love nothing more than to pursue acting. She performed in school plays and community theatre until she graduated, when she moved to L.A. She landed her first role on Disney’s StarStruck and continued working on shows like Pair of Kings, Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!, Jonas, and Imagination Movers. She fills up her weeks with work in TV, film, and theatre, but she also spends her spare time mentoring and coaching aspiring creative professionals. Abbie is a sought-after keynote speaker at creative conferences and workshops, where she shares her book, Stuck on a Ferris Wheel, to inform and encourage actors.
producer & voiceover actor
Colleen Darling is on The Greenhouse’s Leadership Team. Her experience in the entertainment industry is multifaceted and includes stage, film and TV. She has done everything from travel with a repertory theater company to working at Warner Bros. Her theatrical experience encompasses acting, producing, directing and stage managing. An abbreviated list of her theatrical projects includes Gypsy, The King and I, Watch on the Rhine, The Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella. Colleen also has an extensive background in film and television production and has worked in front of as well as behind the camera. She spent seven years working at Warner Bros. and gained invaluable experience regarding the inner workings of an international production and distribution company. She now concentrates her efforts on producing independent film projects as well as managing her professional voiceover career.
Cameron Dunbar was born in Long Beach California before quickly moving to the Midwest. Spending most of his life outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Cameron became obsessed with cinema, music, and theatre, finding any opportunity to engage in these pursuits. Cameron’s interest in cinema led him to photography, working for his midwest university, creating images to use for promotion and documentation. As he began to develop his own vision, he relocated to New York City to hone his skills, producing multiple avant-garde short films, collaborating with the Lee Strasberg Institute, and working with successful commercial and cinema production companies. It was while living in New York that Cameron produced the bulk of his street photography that would later be exhibited in Beverly Hills, under the title “Finding Light.” After a brief return to Cleveland to self-produce the independent film “That’s Why You Don’t Want Me”, Cameron repositioned himself again in Los Angeles, tightening his vision for fashion and portrait photography. “I love the visual freedom that fashion allows while still serving a product; it’s the merger of fine art and commercialism, it forces you to adapt. In portraiture you are tied to the essence of the person, you are always serving that, you exist to serve who they are – not force them into your box.” Since his move Cameron has collaborated with, and created content for, The American Film Institute, The Sundance Institute, Venia Collection, Betsy Flores Jewlery, and numerous other designer brands, in addition to being commissioned to produce and direct work for multi-billion dollar corporations.
Actress & Director
Marianne Haaland is an actress, director, and producer who moved to the United States from Norway. Her upbringing all over the world gives her a unique perspective, and she thrives in new environments. Marianne has studied acting extensively and also produced and wrote a few short films before recently venturing into directing. She plans to continue directing, as she loves the creative process involved, and especially loves working with actors. Marianne stays busy as a mom to two sweet little boys, and is always up for collaborating creatively. She hopes to provide a little bit of joy to the world with wholesome family comedies and content!
Actor, writer & producer
Victoria is an actress, producer and writer with a love of literature. She has worked on several independent films , pilots and starred in the web series The Moonstone. In addition to her work in front of the camera, she can often be found behind the mic, lending her voice to commercials, apps, and video games including the ground-breaking interactive game St. Noire and Life Is Strange 2 from the award-winning team at Don’t Nod Entertainment.
Victoria has helped produce a variety of independent productions, using both her creative vision and organizational skills to shepherd projects to completion. Partnering with her husband Grant C. Hansen and friend Josh Cobb, Victoria co-created the production company Screen14 Pictures. Together, they have developed, written and released two, interactive narrative series and are excited to continue working in the digital space and developing projects for big and small screens.
When not working, Victoria may be found in a library, hiking a trail, or nerding out over new media and Star Wars.
writer, actor & crew
Chuck Hayes is on the Leadership Team of The Greenhouse. He is a writer, actor, grip & electric technician for the film industry as well as a freelance information technician. He is from the Maryland/D.C./Virginia area and left for Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue writing, acting, and other creative opportunities. He has performed in various children’s theatrical pieces, live stand-up comedy, improv and television & screen acting. He has written full-length features, Greenhouse short films, and children’s animation.
editor & post-production
Originally from Australia, Dan’s passion for film started in 2001 through his local church. There he was able to grow his skills as a cameraman, editor, and motion graphics artist. This led to him picking up crew positions on a couple of locally shot feature films, and started his venture into writing and directing his own short films, with his first short picking up first prize in the Short On Compassion film festival. Since 2001, he has worked in Australia, the UK, and the USA on multiple projects spanning commercials, television shows, web series, news casts, short films, and feature films. He moved to L.A. in 2017, where he has furthered his passion for film, and continues to work for local media houses, including Variety Magazine, AntiVillain Media, and Filmpool. In his spare time, he and his wife, Sara, love being parents to their daughter, Zoe. He’s also active in his local church, and continues to write and direct shorts and features.
DP, editor & colorist
Drew Lahat started his path in production at the TeleNoar, a youth group that produced a national cable TV magazine in Israel. This opportunity turned into four exciting years and over a hundred productions, shooting and editing news items, comedy skits, live multicamera shoots, and short films. After completing a film & video degree at Columbia College Chicago, Drew moved to Los Angeles and worked for Homerun Media as a systems integration specialist, and spent three years at Precision Productions+Post, providing engineering, camera, post, and color grading services for broadcast and commercial clients such as 20th Century FOX, Adidas and Honda. Drew now offers his expertise on a freelance basis to narrative, commercial, and corporate clients. A few of his projects include filming Epson commercials, editing the feature documentary Santiago Files (narrated by Malcolm McDowell), and grading the Back to the Future official documentary Outtatime: Restoring the DeLorean.
Yolente (pronounced as polenta with a Y,) is an actress born and raised in the Netherlands. She first moved to the States as a High School ex-change student in Iowa where she won All- State for acting, this started her interested in pursuing this as a career. She studied acting in college, a theater conservatory and the Sanford Meisner Center. Yolente has appeared in Dutch and American Commercials, theater film and tv. Besides acting she loves hiking, photography, traveling and is passionate about zero-waste.
producer & publisher
Michael Mitchell is on the Leadership Team of The Greenhouse. From Virginia, he is an Eagle Scout and a former volunteer firefighter, and he hails from a long line of coal miners and police officers. Upon graduating from Emory & Henry College, he worked as the Overnight Producer for the morning news for NBC affiliate WCYB NewsCenter 5. He moved to L.A. in 2002 to pursue his career in film and television. He’s worked on numerous projects from feature films to music videos in many positions. Since 2003, he has been an Audience Coordinator for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. In 2011 and 2012, he co-produced two award-winning claymation projects, Stranded and Dragon Season. Michael also is co-owner of You-Nique Productions, which currently produces the children’s book series, Charlie The Short Necked Giraffe. He is also producing a series for internet & television distribution. He truly believes that serving your fellow artists in community will move you closer to excellence in your craft.
Gary Planté has worked in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. His multifaceted experience started with lighting design for off Broadway theater productions in New York. After moving to Los Angeles, he became a freelance photographer & videographer. A partial list of photography credits include Teen Beat, Teen Machine and Tiger Beat as well as shooting behind-the-scenes production stills for commercials. His videography experience led him into producing Junior & Miss Teen Pageants for two years. While Gary’s experience is mostly behind the camera, he has ventured in front of the camera occasionally as well. Most recently, he was a photo double on Sons of Anarchy and a guest star on Ryan’s Mystery Playdate.
Producer & Actor
With a degree in communications and a background in journalism, Stephanie uses her skills at interviewing towards award-winning documentary film-making. Her credits include work on two Emmy-winning documentaries: The Inaugural Ride to Freedom with Barack Obama and Madagascar: Conservation vs. Survival. She then went on to produce and direct her own documentary and passion project, To Love & Support: The American Military Spouse. It aired on PBS and won awards in the categories of Producing and Feature at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Stephanie has also had the pleasure of working on the BBC & Showtime documentary, Whitney: Can I Be Me?, chronicling the life of Whitney Houston. She has also worked on several shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Wahlburger’s, Pit Bulls and Parolees, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and Teen Medium, just to name a few. Her current endeavors include a foray into scripted content as a creative non-writing producer with an emphasis on comedy. Projects in the works include a romantic comedy and an episodic comedy. But more to come on that later… When not working on award-winning TV and films projects, she can also be found producing international events like the The New Yorker Festival, European Championships, Special Olympics World Games, and Artistic Gymnastic World Championships. Stephanie is a proud member of the Producers Guild of America and is the Lead Facilitator for the PGA National Employment Speed Networking Events.
Rich Renken has spent a lifetime in music, working professionally in a dizzying number of areas of the industry. His incredible depth of experience starts from an early age, mixing live sound (among others, Mom had a classic rock band!), to playing rock and roll (his college band featured Bryan Carlstrom, future producer/engineer for Alice in Chains & Offspring), to attending the Dick Grove School of Music (for bass and engineering), to building guitars with luthier extraordinaire James Tyler, to mixing and/or mastering projects for artists, broadcast, and DVD in music and film. He is a member of ASCAP and the Recording Academy (Grammys).
actor & writer
Born and raised in the City of Angels, Lisa Rodríguez is the third generation of her family to work in the entertainment industry. She always had a love for performing and got her first taste of it at the historic Angelus Temple singing and acting for live audiences of over 1,000. Lisa graduated from UCLA with a degree in Classical Civilization, but first studied Marine Biology. She has performed in various film, theater, commercial, and voiceover productions. When not performing, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family & friends, learning, sharpening her archery skills, reading/collecting Rogue X-Men comics, and one of her earliest & most passionate loves, The Legend of Zelda. Lisa is also a contributor to Joseph Gordon Levitt’s hitRECord.org and hitRECord TV, which garnered an Emmy. She has lent her to voice to the PIHOP Worthy of It All album and as part of the simulcasted performance with the Azusa Now choir at the LA Coliseum.
Paul Rose, Jr
actor, writer & producer
Paul Rose, Jr. has been a storyteller for most of his life. He currently serves The Greenhouse as a volunteer, utilizing his 20 years of expertise in creating live TV to produce the live Greenhouse experience. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he split his time between artistic and professional endeavors, serving as a sheriff’s deputy, forensic investigator, train conductor and TV producer. He spent 17 years as a stage actor and playwright, as well as writing, editing & producing commercials, promos and industrial training videos. In 2012, he produced & directed Not Safe in My Own Backyard, an award-winning training film about domestic human trafficking for the U.S. Department of Justice. Paul is also the founder of 13/30 Productions, a company dedicated to helping small businesses and non-profits tell their stories in a variety of mediums.
Sommerly Roe is a Las Vegas native that started her career as a reporter for NPR, while still in college in Texas. The inability to add whimsical and exhilarating arcs to her story, otherwise known as fiction, propelled her to switch career paths. She opted to hit grad school first in Virginia, receiving an MFA in Producing for Cinema & Television. Before finishing up her degree, she moved to Los Angeles where she landed an internship on a CBS show that rolled into a job. Since then she has worked for a few of the industry’s titans- Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment before landing in her current role at Netflix. Sommerly serves on the Leadership Committee of The Greenhouse Arts & Media Organization, volunteers with the Miss America Organization, the Boys Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA. In October 2017, Sommerly was listed as one of the “10 Assistants to Watch” by Variety Magazine.
Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, Brent Trotter is a professional commercial, promotional media and film writer/producer. In addition to producing content for brands such as LA Metro, Nike, and LACTMA, he is a freelance writer for Comic Book Resources, a premiere comics-related site, and Spinoff Online, a TV and film daily news website. Brent also has film credits to his name such his role as writer/producer for the feature film Lucifer. When he isn’t writing for or about comic books, commercials and films, he’s trying not to turn into a couch potato and plays catch with his yellow Labrador, Bobar.