Executive Jury & Speaker
As West Coast Executive Producer of award-winning music studio Human, Carol leads the creative partnerships for her team with their clients for commercials, film and TV through music, sound design and final mix. Carol develops projects and oversees audio production for their staff of 15 composers.
Her music career stretches over 30 years which began on the label side as a switchboard operator at Capitol Records. By being inquisitive and sharing her love of music & film with Karyn Rachtman (Clueless, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty) she was able to parlay that position at the front desk into sitting behind her own desk and helping produce soundtracks for Boogie Nights, Stealing Beauty and Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet for the same label.
As the landscape of how music is received began moving from actual records & CDs to streams and downloads, her career moved over to music publishing where she sharpened her music synch chops even further. From publishing she went on to move directly to the advertising side and has not looked back. Her music house career started at Amber Music and continued onto Asche & Spencer, Squeak E Clean and to where she is now, Human.
Carol imagines music as another character in the film. This passion for marrying music to film naturally brought her to the audio post side of commercial making where her eyes and ears have been put to great use producing for brands like Toyota, Doritos, Comcast, Google, Nike, Uber, Jordan Brand, Cadillac and Coca Cola.
When she’s not overseeing production (and still reading Murakami’s 1Q84), she is tirelessly working for diversity & inclusion within our industry and putting the finishing touches on a children’s book.