As founder, president and CEO of M&M Productions USA, Mike Brown is responsible for every aspect of the company. The company has been his vision since 1988, and he has grown the business from a DJ service for friends’ birthday parties as a teenager to a nationally recognized company serving high-profile entertainment, political and corporate clients.
VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION
As vice president of administration, Laura Quest handles accounting, HR, contract management and other business operations. Before joining M&M Productions USA, Quest worked with theater companies as a stage manager, event coordinator and theater professional. Quest has a Bachelor of Science in education from Northland College, a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Point Park University and a Master of Arts in theater management from the University of Nebraska Omaha.
DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING
As the director of Sales and Marketing, Melissa Elkins is responsible for organizing, coordinating and executing sales and marketing, including public relations and social media. Elkins, who has nearly 20 years of marketing and public relations experience, worked as the national senior public relations manager for LG Electronics before joining the M&M Productions USA team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Public Relations from Montana State University
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT RELATIONS
As Director of Client Relations, Kristin Motley is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and executing operations and events. Motley is the clients’ point of contact for planning events and managing timelines, equipment and event setup execution. Motley joins the M&M team directly from Discovery Inc. (formally Scripps Networks Interactive) with over 23 years of experience . Motley brings a wide range of professional experience from producing television programs to overseeing the global rights management team.
Tim Scobee has been working in the audiovisual industry since 2001. Originally from Fort Myers, Fla., Scobee came to M&M Productions USA in 2013. Scobee worked as the technical services coordinator at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, where he managed the audiovisual department of the 30,000-square-foot facility. At M&M, he assists with all aspects of events, including audiovisual engineering, broadcasting, video and production. He received training in network administration at Edison State College in Fort Myers.
As Creative Director, Devin Schmidt is the lead in Video Editing, Graphic Design and Animation. Schmidt strategically guides the creative direction for social, digital and traditional materials. Schmidt joined the M&M Productions USA team in 2020. He has nearly 10 years of industry experience, which includes founding, launching and successfully running his own multi-media studio. Schmidt has been educated in 3D Animation + Visual Effects from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco CA.
As a Business Analyst, Jonathan Letson oversees the daily operations and logistics of the company. He ensures that equipment is delivered to event sites on schedule and that team members have what they need to exceed clients’ expectations. Before joining M&M Productions USA in 2012, Letson was an operation manager for ArborCreek Contractors and a Realtor/marketing manager for Keller Williams Realty. He graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his MBA at the University of Tennessee.
AUDIO VISUAL MANAGER
As dedicated audiovisual manager to The Chattanooga Convention Center, Joel Becker is located on-site to meet with clients and work with the sales team and event staff. Becker has more than 15 years of experience in audiovisual event management in the region and is the direct client liaison working with meeting planners throughout the process, from developing the event concept to managing the program during the event.
As an account executive, Zach Buchanan identifies and develops new customers with the goal of converting them into loyal clients. He previously served as a mortgage loan originator for Southwest Funding – where he also oversaw the hospitality suite for company events and coordinated fundraisers – in a sales position for Genesco and as a special education teacher in middle school. He earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Tennessee Tech University and an Associate of Science degree in education from Pellissippi State Community College.
CHATTANOOGA REGIONAL MANAGER
Kelly Nash has worked in the audiovisual industry for almost 10 years. She joined the M&M Productions USA team in 2014 after moving to the Chattanooga area and worked as an audiovisual technician and assistant manager before being promoted . As the Chattanooga regional manager, she is responsible for overseeing production operations, meeting with clients, designing production solutions, generating quotes and producing events. Nash also assists with setup and breakdown of equipment and managing local labor. During the pandemic, she continued to work with clients to transform live events into virtual ones.
PRODUCER & SCRIPT WRITER
Kristy Bruce works with clients to develop every detail of an event and ensure it all runs smoothly. Prior to joining the company, Bruce produced shows for HGTV, DIY Network and Food Network, among others. She retired from Scripps Networks Interactive as an executive producer overseeing a team of eight producers and managing multimillion dollar show budgets. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee.
ANNA KATE VICKERY
Anna Kate Vickery joined the M&M Productions USA team in 2021. Vickery is responsible for all organizing and maintaining the front of the house business and serves as an assistant to the team. She has a wide range of experience from clerical work to news editing and storytelling and comes to M&M directly from WBIR, Channel 10 News. She is versed in social media implementation and has also dabbled in news productions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Public Relations from Troy University, Alabama.
ASSISTANT AUDIO VISUAL MANAGER
As the Assistant Audio Visual Manage for the Knoxville Convention Center, Christina Shollenberger is located on-site to meet with clients and work with the convention center sales team and event staff. Christina has nearly 10 years of experience in audiovisual event industry and is the direct client liaison working with meeting planners throughout the process, from developing the event concept to managing the program during the event. She joins M&M Productions USA with an Associates of Science Degree, emphasizing Show Productions and Touring.