Since launching in 2016, our mission has been to harness the power of media & technology to unite humanity, build empathy and activate resources for the planet's most critical issues.

Our multi-award-winning team of creatives, technologists, educators, and strategists have had the privilege of collaborating with some of the world's most recognizable NGOs, Brands, and Social Enterprises.

 

Collectively, we have produced and distributed media in over 100 countries around the world, executed some of the world's most innovative live and virtual events, pioneered the use of VR for impact, built over 500 websites, and created a fundraising platform that powers 1000’s of NGOs. And we’re just getting started!

A DEDICATED TEAM. LIMITLESS POTENTIAL.

MEET THE TEAM

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Dave Walsh, Founder, CEO

For over a decade, Dave has assembled a global collaborative of creatives, technologists, educators, entrepreneurs, and strategists - to activate their resources, creativity, and influence - to empower, unite and inspire.

He is a sought-after thought-leader, consultant, event producer, and filmmaker - harnessing the power of media, virtual reality, and technology to help 100's of Companies, NGOs, and Social Enterprises tackle critical issues around the world.

Kathy McIntyre

Kathy McIntyre

Partner, Creative Director

Kathy is a seasoned veteran of the Broadcast Media Industry, having produced over 500 episodes of primetime television content, multiple commercials, webisodes, and websites.

 

As a television producer and writer with more than 20 years of experience, Kathy has worked on projects for FOX, ROGERS, HGTV Canada, HGTV USA, Food Network, CBC, and Gusto TV, among others. She was been recognized, nominated, and awarded accolades in multiple categories for Canada’s Taste Awards, the James Beard Awards, The Rockie Awards, Golden Sheaf Awards, and the Golden Panda Awards.

Kat leads creative strategy, development, and implementation at emergeStudios and is also the co-founder of KatMat Media - a leading broadcast and corporate media company. 

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Amanda Shelby, 

Partner, Producer, Director D&I

For over a decade, Amanda has worked closely with Mixed Reality (XR) Producers and content creators to identify custom solutions and develop strategic workflows that ensure creative vision is flawlessly executed.

As the former Head of VR production at Radiant Images, she successfully produced several groundbreaking 360 productions that include: Disney's Beauty and the Beast Red Carpet Show, Hyundai's 2017 Superbowl commercial, and former President Barack Obama's Farewell Speech.

Amanda has played a pivotal role in the growth of emergeStudios, working as a creative producer, director, and project lead for many of our productions. Amanda also continues to support industry creatives as an independent producer, creative strategist, and technical consultant, working with companies such as Disney, Sundance, Two Bit Circus, Interscope, and VRLIVE.

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Jenifer Botch 

Strategic Development

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Elizabeth Freele 

Sustainability & Impact Strategy 

Elizabeth is a passionate sustainability strategist and impact investor, driven by the innate potential of the business and exponential technologies to tackle humanity’s grand challenges. A self-proclaimed Conscious Capitalist, her 15-year business track record spans natural resources, impact investing, renewable energy, circular economy, and cleantech ventures, with a geographic reach encompassing the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.

Elizabeth is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of sustainability think-tank and ESG consultancy Sympact, where she brings her diverse business and interpersonal skill set to develop and implement future-fit strategies and systems to translate corporate social impact vision into tangible, lasting outcomes. She is also the host of Prospecting Purpose, “Mining’s Brighter Future Podcast”.

Elizabeth leads Social Impact Strategy and implementation for Corporate, NGO, and Social Enterprise clients.

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Chris Bedyk 

VR / 2D Director Of Photography

Since 2000, Chris has sought to change the way in which we create and consume media. He garnered acclaim as a sought-after cinematographer, working on thousands of leading Hollywood, broadcast, and digital media productions for Netflix, Disney, Warner Brothers, Mercedes Benz, Hallmark, and Apple TV+.

 

In 2016, Chris created VR Wonders Of The World, an award-winning production featuring the Northern Lights and Grand Canyon. To capture the content, Chris developed an ultra-high-resolution time-lapse camera array, using five 50-megapixel SLR cameras. To increase the viewer's immersion, he also built a custom portable track and motion control system.

 

Chris leads Live-Action Media Immersive Media Development for emergeStudios

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Alex Morse 

Web Tech Development Lead

Alex has 13+ years of experience in business development, leadership, and event production & marketing.

In 2012, Alex helped launch a nonprofit, and shortly thereafter, developed and co-founded a fundraising application called Hopsie that today helps over 1200 organizations fund-raise online worldwide.

 

In 2015, he launched side•sea, a full service digital agency serving which has created over 500 innovative websites. Since 2012, Alex has dedicated himself to innovation in the nonprofit sector, with a heavy emphasis on levelling the playing field between non & for-profit organizations. 

Alex collaborates with emergeStudios on website development, branding, and technology strategies.

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Zach Sutherland

Field Production & Tech 

Zach is an Emmy award winning filmmaker, spending over 10 years creating media and VR experiences aimed and connecting people to each other and technology in newfound ways.

He shared a collective passion for powerful images & storytelling. Zach has produced events and created technology for many of the worlds leading brands including the NBA, Viacom, Hyundai, Super Bowl, MTV, NBC, CBS and more.

Zach supports technology development, field directing and technology innovation for emergeStudios projects.

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Andrea Borbély

Design Coordinator

Andrea is a visual artist and designer, dedicated to applying her creativity to generate positive change in the world. Her background in graphic design, interface and user experience design, and marketing enable her to approach projects with an interdisciplinary lens.  

 

Her passion for community building and collective healing inform much of her work, and she proudly brings qualities of compassion, understanding and mindfulness to everything that she does. 

 

Andrea assists with design related projects at emergeStudios.s. 

ADVISORS

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Kate Byrne

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Andy Orgel

  • Co-Founder, MTV

  • Co-founder, Nickelodeon 

  • Co-Founder, The Movie Channel

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Rehmah Kasule

  • Founder, CEDA International

  • Board Member - Right To Play

  • Gender Economic Empowerment Lead - UN

  • "One Of Africas Most Influential Women" Obama 

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Joanne Loton

  • Co-Founder, Sesqui 

  • Producer - Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History Channel, A&E, MTV and CBC, Amazon Studios, CBS, ITV, EPIX, BBC, and VICE, Cannes, NFB, EPCOT.

WE'RE READY TO TELL YOUR STORY!