Growing up in Houston, TX, the son of a police officer, Kirk was always attracted to cop dramas. Those shows not only gave him insight into his father’s procedural-like ways, but also made him an avid television fan. Kirk’s journey toward a television career began in the music industry as a personal assistant and road manager. That opportunity led to jobs in reality television, contributing to projects for BET and TVOne. Eager to transition into television writing, Kirk spent days working in the office, while his nights were dedicated to writing television specs. He soon became a 2014 NBC Writers on the Verge fellow. Kirk was a staff writer on the upcoming Neflix series, 13 Reasons Why, and he’s currently a story editor on ABC’s critically acclaimed drama, American Crime.
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“So… What do you do?” Deron has paid bills as a middle school drama teacher, an aerospace test engineer, an online math teacher, a museum administrative assistant, a tutor, a pizza chef, a user experience designer, a summer computer camp director, and–at the age of 13–a spinach picker. None of those were ever “what he did.” In his 20s, most of Deron’s energy went into a Seattle sketch/improv troupe that played national festivals and sold a piece to an HBO special. In his 30s, his brevityTV.com team brought that sketch experience to the internet. In his 40s… well, he can’t possibly be in his 40s, right? Deron’s digital marketing industry projects have garnered a silver ADDY award at the national level, and made finalist at South by Southwest. His sketch comedy writing has made the front pages of Gothamist, i09, and Buzzfeed.
Eric has an array of analytics and market research experience stemming from both an agency (Ignited, Genex, MC2) and Internet (MySpace, BizRate) background. Prior to joining TBWA\DAN he led
digital analytics for Ignited and oversaw analytics for MySpace International and helped form a global analytics team within MySpace. Eric is passionate about the possibilities of data and the stories that it can tell. Aside from analyzing, optimizing and telling stories with data, Eric enjoys creating works of art and furniture out of wood with traditional and upcoming technologies such as CNC routers and lasers.