Breeanna Garcia Project Coordinator

Along with her savvy approach to project coordination, Breeanna brings a strong background in architecture and environmental design. Before joining the team at The Hettema Group, Breeanna spent seven years with Horwitz Architecture + Design where she assisted in all aspects of their business, design, and project portfolios. Over the course of her career, Breeanna has primarily focused on residential architecture, but delved into many diverse types of work within the architectural field, including urban and city planning, community based and commercial projects. She is keen to apply her architectural and creative skills as needed at THG.

When Breeanna is not indulging on a Criterion Collection film fest, you’ll find her out hiking the local trails.

EDUCATION:

B.A., Architecture, Woodbury University School of Architecture

AWARDS:

2016 Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award

 

Bria Alvarenga Project Coordinator

As a project coordinator, Bria plays an indispensable role managing the day-to-day workflow of THG’s creative teams. Her dedicated and intuitive support to our teams is backed by more than three years of experience in corporate event staging and 12 years in customer service.

Before joining THG, Bria worked as a sales lead for a large event planning firm in Los Angeles, expanding the company’s customer base, training team members, and coordinating rentals and purchases. Prior to that, she served as a lead supervisor at a major home goods retailer, managing staff and operations, and ensuring excellent customer service. Additional experience in customer service reinforced Bria’s core belief in the power of teamwork.

In her spare time, Bria likes to enjoy the sun with her faithful canine, hiking in the mountains or strolling through Huntington Dog Beach.

Hudson Gordon Production Assistant

Hudson earned a degree in Film, Television & Digital Media at UCLA where he began developing his love for the intersection of artistic and logistical skill. As a production assistant for THG, Hudson supports producers, illustrators, and technical teams, bringing together their talents to create fantastic experiences. Whether it’s coordinating meetings, putting together deliverable packages, or searching out the nearest company dog to pet, Hudson helps keep the team moving. In his free time, Hudson loves to spend time fishing and hiking in the beautiful California nature.

EDUCATION:

B.A. University of California, Los Angeles

Jessica Leivo Design Coordinator

Jessica spent 15 years as a kitchen & bath designer in the home remodeling industry, gaining diverse experience in construction and project management.  She recently graduated valedictorian with a degree in set & exhibit design and crossed over into the themed entertainment world.  She has worked in the field as a technical supervisor for theme park production, as well as behind a desk as a show set designer.

EDUCATION:

B.S., The Art Institute of California

NOTABLE PROJECTS:

Parkwide Holiday Decor, Universal Studios, Hollywood

Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Studios, Hollywood

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Press Event, Universal Studios, Hollywood

Joli Lam Project Coordinator

As a Production Coordinator, Joli loves to combine her artistic and organizational skills by creating deliverables and presentations for project clients. She earned a degree in psychobiology, volunteering in a psych research lab, while exploring her creative interests on the side. She also worked as a graphic designer, producing signage and display cases for the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame, before graduating in 2015 and beginning her career in the themed entertainment industry. Joli enjoys painting and learning new crafts in her free time and is an accomplished meeting-notes doodler and knickknack collector.

EDUCATION:

B.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Nicole Balderrama Senior Project Coordinator

Nicole attended UCSC where she double majored in Film and Sociology. She jump-started her animation career with an internship at Creative Capers Entertainment where she worked over the years as a freelance artist and production coordinator, working with talented people on a number of Disney projects including the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive experience at Disney World Resort. Nicole also built an overflowing book, comic, and graphic novel collection while she was a manager at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. 

EDUCATION: 

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

NOTABLE PROJECTS:

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Disney World Resort

The Lion King DVD Blooper Reel

Quinn Riddle Technical Coordinator

As a technical coordinator for THG, Quinn assists the technical leads on our project teams in researching new ride and show technologies and documenting proposed technologies for guest experiences. In his six years of experience in the entertainment industry, he has performed a variety of roles across multiple forms of media. With a background in interactive entertainment, Quinn got his start in videogame development and co-founded a mobile game startup with fellow USC alumni. He later joined Sony Computer Entertainment of America as a technical audio designer for PlayStation titles, subsequently transitioning to post-production, for clients such as Netflix, Paramount and the BBC.

Quinn has spent time studying abroad and teaching in Japan, where he embarked on a grand quest to find the best ramen in the world. In his free time, Quinn enjoys traveling, photography and restoring classic cars.

EDUCATION:

B.A. University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

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