Born in South Jersey and raised on morning cartoons, Zach Decktor studied animation at Delaware College of Art and Design, The University of the Arts, and AnimationMentor. He’s worked as a character animator, motion graphics artist, and Civil War historical interpreter. As Lead Animator on Peg + Cat, and technical director on Clifford the Big Red Dog, Zach loved giving personality to the characters.
Jeff Hong – Storyboard Supervisor
With over 20 years of animation experience, Jeff Hong has worked on numerous feature animated movies and television shows and most recently as the storyboard supervisor for PBS and Amazon’s new series Clifford the Big Red Dog. Jeff graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. When he’s not busy working, Jeff can be found travelling the world and petting all the dogs he meets in the streets.
Chris Jammall – Storyboard Director
Christopher Chandler Jammal is the full name his mother calls him when she’s mad at him, but boy have times changed. Now her favorite son is a Storyboard Director!! Some of his projects include Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets! and Team Umi Zoomi, Disney’s Chuggington and Tarzan (on Broadway), SYFY’s Eureka and PBS’s The Electric Company and Word World. Look for his new Show, Peg + Cat coming Fall 2013 on PBS. He says it’s going to be PAWesome!
Chris has also written on shows for Nickelodeon and PBS. Animated Music Videos for They Might Be Giants and has created Apps for kids. His side Job as a stand up comedian isn’t really for kids, but trust me, he’s really not that funny. Hey wait a minute, who’s writing this? Oh it’s me, Christopher Chandler Jammal!!!!
Marisa is an NYC-based writer, artist and educator. She grew up in Chicago and holds a BFA in drama from NYU and an MS Ed. in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College. Her plays and performances have been seen on stages all over NYC, and you can hear her voice in some commercials and on Netflix’s Big Mouth. She has written for Child Care Exchange magazine, Scholastic’s My Big World and Let’s Find Out! classroom magazines, and most recently the reboot of Clifford the Big Red Dog on Amazon and PBS. She taught preschool for 12 years, and some of her first students are in college now! She is a strong believer in the freedom to play for ALL, and using art as a tool for change. For more info visit http://www.marisalark.com/