Meet the NSP Team

All our videographers and editors (even our project managers!) have training in movement, understand musicality and have an experienced eye in viewing all styles of dance. We can make instinctual, in-the-moment decisions during filming and connect to each project with an increased awareness of nuance and choreographic voice.

our work is fueled by a devotion to dance and a feeling that the art form should be promoted often and easily, and preserved with utmost care.

Heidi Gunter

Heidi Gunter

General Manager

Heidi is responsible for fostering new and recurring projects with the talented NSP team. She’s on board to make certain your projects are handled with the utmost care and attention. And keep our whole team organized and thriving!

Amy Jacobus & Paige Jacobus

Amy Jacobus & Paige Jacobus

AJM Marketing Team

Amy Jacobus Marketing is NSP’s Marketing Manager and helps the team dream big and keep in joyful communication with clients all year long. Also former dancers, Amy and Paige specializes in digital marketing for creative entrepreneurs.

Loren Robertson

Loren Robertson

Assistant Producer & Editor

Loren is Nel’s West Coast collaborator, part of Nel’s Vail Dance team, and go-to colleague to swap advice and talk inspiration. Loren also runs a thriving company for video and performance in California, based out of San Francisco.

“Nel and the whole team at NSP are consummate professionals. Not only are they fully committed to their clients, but they provide a toolbox full of artistic and technical knowledge, and their love of dance truly shines through in all of their work.”

— Samuel Asher Kunzman, Choreographer

Ashli Bickford

Ashli Bickford

Assistant Producer, Videographer & Editor

Ashli is the one we turn to for lightning-speed, high-quality editing jobs and exuberant office cheerleading. Ashli was an intern under Nel at Jacob’s Pillow in 2011, Video Apprentice in 2012, and Videographer in 2014.

Cherylynn Tsushima

Cherylynn Tsushima

Master Project Manager

Cherylynn is our prominent ray of video team sunshine, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York as a freelance photographer specializing in live arts photography. She handles all of NSP’s invoicing and payment processing and leads projects with ninja organization skills.

Caroline Haidet

Caroline Haidet

In-House Videographer & Editor

Caroline first began working with Nel at Jacob’s Pillow as a 2018 Video Documentation intern, diving into videography for dance and loving every moment of it. She has been a videographer and editor at NSP ever since! Outside of NSP, Caroline’s professional experience includes the Merce Cunningham Trust, Amy Jacobus Marketing, Kimberly Bartosik/daela and Treeline Dance Works.

“I feel so fortunate to have found Nel and her team. Their filming is superb.”

— Randi Sloan, Dance Department Chair, The Dalton School

Nina Gershowitz

Nina Gershowitz

Assistant to Nel & Project Manager

Nina is Nel’s right hand woman! A professional circus artist who is eager to bridge the gap between performance and business, Nina shines as a project manager and keeps the NSP team expertly organized.

Amber Schmiesing

Amber Schmiesing

Livestream Producer, Videographer & Editor

Amber met Nel at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival as an apprentice in the video department. She has done video work for dance, musicians, corporations, theaters, and weddings, and loves to play with drone footage. Amber is still involved in the dance world, teaching dance to kids age 3-17.

Ben Richards

Ben Richards

Motion Graphics Designer, Producer & Editor

Ben is currently the Creative Services Video Designer at
University of Nevada in Las Vegas. He has worked with Nel for years since meeting at Jacob’s Pillow, and he continues to work with NSP on livestream projects and other cross-country collaborations.

Mason Chapello

Mason Chapello

Video Director at Jacob’s Pillow

Mason brings a zestful, collaborative spirit to every project he’s a part of. After working with Nel at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival, he’s now NSP’s go-to livestream technician and the 2021 Video Director of Jacob’s Pillow.

Christopher Duggan

Christopher Duggan

Photographer & Videographer

Christopher Duggan is a highly-respected NYC-based dance photographer who just so happens to also be Nel Shelby’s loving husband. Christopher is the NSP crew’s favorite wide-angle videographer and brings an easygoing, friendly energy to our on-camera interviews.