Meet the board

PRESIDENT

Jeremy J. Dodd
Jeremy J. Dodd

Jeremy J. Dodd is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose work spans commercial television, show development, and corporate communications. Most recently he’s worked as a writer and producer at Microsoft, articulating the company’s vision for the role of artificial intelligence in people’s lives. Prior to Microsoft, Jeremy spent 10 years in the advertising industry running his own agency where he produced national and regional campaigns for clients such as Boeing, Behr Paint, Virginia Mason Hospital, and many others. Jeremy holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington, and is the co-founder of the Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge.

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Kristin Raven
Kristin Raven

Kristin completed the University of Washington Screenwriting Certificate Program in 2017. Since then, she has had scripts advance in both the Austin Film Festival and Final Draft screenwriting competitions. She currently serves as the Vice-President and the Events Chair for the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, helping to foster the growing link between Hollywood and the screenwriting community in the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, Kristin is often hiking through the beautiful trails of Washington or cheering on the Seahawks and the UW Huskies.

 

 

OUTREACH

Nicole Pouchet
Nicole Pouchet

A former Broadway assistant director, Nicole is a published novelist and a screenwriter for Zombie Orpheus Entertainment’s fantasy TV series, Strowlers. Her screenplays have earned finalist placements in PAGE International Screenwriting Award and Tracking Board Launchpad’s Contest. Books from the novelist’s Elemental Myths paranormal romance series have ranked #1 on Amazon bestseller lists and won second prize in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Her latest manuscript won first place in a 2017 Romance Writers of America contest. Nicole recently moved cross-country from the D.C. area to Seattle and finds that she enjoys the rain. Now that she’s sold her marketing agency, Nicole spends her hours writing, raising two sons with her spouse, watching Doctor Who, and staring at the ceiling.

 

COMPENDIUM

David Larson
David Larson

David Larson, who manages the NWSG Compendium-level membership, wrote and directed a feature film set in Seattle in the late 90s. After that was finished, he decided to learn how to write a screenplay correctly. In the years since, he has had a number of short screenplays produced, including BIG BOY, which premiered at the 2015 TRIBECA Film Festival, and NO PLAYGROUND FOR LITTLE COWBOYS, which won the Best Comedy prize at The Smalls Film Festival in 2012. Dave is currently collaborating with BIG BOY director Bryan Campbell on a number of projects including a feature length horror film. He also runs a podcast network/comedy website called NOBODYSNOSE.COM and is the host of the I’VE KNOWN YOU TOO LONG podcast.

 

 

TREASURER

Michael DiMartino
Michael DiMartino

Michael DiMartino has served as Treasurer on past boards. As a screenwriter his scripts have been a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest and have been 2nd Round choices at the Austin Film Festival. He currently has two screenplays that have been optioned.

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL MARKETING

George Thomas Jr.
George Thomas Jr.

George Thomas Jr. is an award-winning filmmaker whose feature-length rom-com, Something Between Us, won Best Indie Video at WorldFest-Houston. He has done industry coverage for L.A.-based production companies, including one with a first-look deal with HBO, analyzing graphic novels, manuscripts, television pilots and feature-length screenplays. George has been involved in digital marketing since the early days of the “World Wide Web,” and has worked n a variety of website content management roles at Microsoft, led email marketing campaigns at Amazon, and freelance website development. He also is a freelance writer, contributing to a variety of blogs, including his own Action! Romance! Intrigue! blog, which focuses on visual storytelling.

 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

Bill Murray
Bill Murray

Bill Murray is an advisor to the board and founding member of NWSG.