Meet the Team
We're all about collaborating to make great things happen. So let's get acquainted!
Feel free to reach out to any of us if you have a question, want to start a project, or just to say hello!
Jess DudleyExecutive Producer
Jess was born in the suburbs of Des Moines, but calls Tucson, Arizona his hometown. He’s Wonderful Machine’s longest-standing employee, having joined the team in 2006. Jess is a loving father and husband, and he’s happiest when he’s busy— not a hard task for a WM producer. When he isn't working on a production or an estimate, he's either renovating his 100-year-old home or kickin’ it with his fam.
Craig OppenheimerExecutive Producer
Prior to Wonderful Machine, Craig was as an art buyer at Bank of America and worked in various production and asset management roles for ad agencies in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. When he’s not in the office, Craig enjoys hiking, making vegetarian sushi, riding his bike and spending time with his wife and son. His bucket list includes visiting a different national park every year.
A native of Drexel Hill, PA Julia graduated from Temple University with a degree in photojournalism and communications. She moved back to the area after working as digital asset manager and production coordinator in Lake Tahoe. When she’s not in the office Julia is either sharpening her cooking skills, beating her friends at music trivia or enjoying the outdoors.
Stacy SwiderskiSenior Photo Editor
Stacy grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey and currently resides in Philadelphia. She studied fine art and photography at Parsons School of Design and School of Visual Arts in New York City, and before joining Wonderful Machine as a photo editor, she taught photography classes at numerous colleges in New Jersey. Stacy is partial to tea and cheese and can make a mean apple pie.
Erika BlattMarketing/PR Consultant
Erika came to Wonderful Machine after working as an on-air anchor/reporter in Lancaster, PA and as a host on MyNEWPhilly.com. When she's not working to get our photographers in front of new clients, she loves the beach, decorating her new home, smelling the roses and mixing up eccentric cocktails to indulge in on the weekends!
Rachel WalburnMarketing/PR Consultant
Rachel came to Wonderful Machine by way of L.A., where she worked as a photo editor and production coordinator. She’s originally from PA, but traveled west after high school to attend the Art Institute of Seattle. Rachel loves road trips and has already taken three cross-country drives. When she’s not at work or on the road, she’s watching the Flyers or helping out at Snider Youth Hockey.
Claire McHaleAssociate Producer
Claire was raised just outside of Philly and is a graduate of Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington D.C. Prior to joining our team, she worked at an advertising and production company tackling everything from shoot production to social media. In her free time, you can find her reading or working on a documentary about her neighborhood’s boxing community.
Meli OjedaAssociate Producer
A transplant from Miami, Meli joined the Wonderful Machine team after working as a product photographer at a local Philadelphia jewelry company. She’s a graduate of Moore College of Art, and enjoys going for walks around Philadelphia, scoping out her next smoothie and taking time to work on her personal artwork. She also loves traveling to new countries and seeing new cultures.
Victoria TolleyAssociate Producer
After growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Victoria headed straight to the city where she attended Moore College of Art and Design and received her BFA in Photography. She also minored in business-fitting for someone who has owned and managed a horse stable since she was 17. When she’s not at the office, you can probably find her horseback riding, hiking with her dog, or working on her personal photography portfolio.
Alex SubersAssociate Producer
Raised in North Wales, PA Alex attended The University of Rhode Island where he majored in communications. While at URI he photographed all the college’s sports teams and worked for their athletic department. Prior to WM he was a community manager at a marketing and PR firm. In his spare time you can find him playing sports with his friends whether it’s golf, soccer, hockey or skateboarding.
Matt LanderAssociate Producer
Matt is our resident green thumb and co-owned an organic vegetable farm to prove it. He almost won a corn on the cob-eating contest, but didn’t have the stomach for it. Before all that, Matt grew up right outside of Philadelphia, and then studied communications at West Chester University. On the weekends, you might find him organizing, drawing, playing soccer or lamenting the end of his competitive eating career.
Pat MeehanAssociate Producer
Growing up in a suburb right outside of Philadelphia, Pat became a tiny giant, weighing in at 6 feet tall and becoming the tallest person in both his extended families. From there, he went to Temple University where he studied entrepreneurship—but more importantly, perfected his corn hole game. In his spare time you will find him making movies, eating, and explaining what a degree in entrepreneurship means.
Gemma hails from all over but mostly grew up in Georgia, the Peach State. She received her bachelor’s in graphic design from Limestone College and her master’s in global fashion enterprise from Philadelphia University. One of seven kids and a dual citizen of the UK, she isn’t one to sit still. She spends most of her down time working on her own fashion line, and playing with her five-year-old pup, Grizzly.
Mariah is our modern day Renaissance woman. After graduating from Temple University with a major in media studies and a minor in political science, she headed straight back to school as a professor at CUNY. She’s a life-long adventure junkie, traveling anywhere and everywhere with her camera and journal; she’s a folk musician, specializing in guitar, fiddle, and piano; and she’s a political fanatic, up to date with everything NPR and everything campaign.
After escaping his hometown of Tamaqua, PA, Julian attended Lebanon Valley College, where he studied Music Composition and Music Recording Technology. He moved from there to Indianapolis, where he worked with Drum Corps International and operated his freelance creative media business. Now, Julian spends most of his spare time painting, making music, traveling to new cities, and dreaming about his future pets, a pug named Waffles and a golden retriever named Poundcake.
Liz CalviAssistant Photo Editor
Liz joined us all the way from Hartford, Connecticut, where she grew up wandering the greens of her family’s local garden shop. It’s no surprise she has a natural green thumb, and loves everything to do with gardening and healthy cooking. After studying photography at University of Hartford and Pratt Institute, she pursued freelance photography and fine art, which she still makes time for, along with trail running, yoga, and reading Haruki Murakami novels.
David SoffaAssistant Photo Editor
David loves non-pretentious poetry and plays the didgeridoo, but he insists he’s not a hippie. After growing up in Northwest Philly, he went off to earn his BA in photography from Bard College and his MFA in photography from Yale University. Since then, he’s worked as a freelance photographer, as well as a studio manager, photo editor, and researcher. In between work and his quest to visit every U.S. National Park, he plays disc golf, makes sculptures, and listens to as many podcasts as he possibly can.
Ian ZiatykOffice Manager
Ian grew up in the suburbs of New York City, where his local diner knew to serve him up a seltzer with lemon as soon as he walked in the door. He stayed in The Big Apple to study communications and film at Fordham University, then casually cofounded a video production company to cover the 2010 BP oil spill. After several years of freelance photo and video work, Ian packed up his camera, his basketball, and his cocker spaniel, Rosie, to join us in the City of Brotherly Love.
Jamie Bassett-CannOffice Manager
Jamie grew up in Stockton, NJ and graduated from the University of Rochester with a self-created degree in International Entrepreneurship. Before joining us at Wonderful Machine, he coordinated the installation of “Colorscape”, a gallery included in the Creative Africa Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In his spare time, you can find him working on his photography, playing with his pup Whitaker, and-- although he resents eggplant, cooking his award winning vegan chili.
Ken SkonOffice Manager
Ken recently moved to PA from his home in Long Island, which he often refers to as "strong island.” He is a graduate of Bowdoin College where he majored in Sociology, and suited up for the football and baseball team. After retiring from college athletics, Ken likes to spend his free time working on his golf game and traveling to different sports stadiums around the country. He also thrives on opposing the office norm as the only Dallas Cowboys fan.
Colby WallsGraphic Designer
Colby was born way out in Tacoma, Washington, but grew up in a small farming town in Pennsylvania. He attended Pennsylvania College of Technology, majoring in graphic design and minoring in photography. After college, he was featured in Pennsylvania’s Most Interesting People magazine, but he refuses to tell us why he’s so interesting. In his very little free time, Colby is either eating, golfing, or playing video games.
Karen YeeGraphic Designer
Karen grew up in CT where she developed an appreciation for the outdoors and climbing things. She headed out to Drexel University and while she almost minored in math, she ultimately stuck to graphic design and fine art. After college she wandered back to her home state to coach rock-climbing and build up her freelance business. She will drive in the wrong direction just to see a good sunset and spends most of her free time—you guessed it—climbing.
Adrienne CramerBusiness Manager
Adrienne keeps Wonderful Machine running smoothly by managing all of our billing and payroll. Before starting WM with her husband Bill, Adrienne was director of marketing for a nonprofit, and before that, she worked in scientific publishing. She's the proud mother of 14-year-old twins Sarah and Helen. She makes a perfect tart crust, is an NPR junkie and can sometimes read a good book in a day.
Bill CramerFounder & CEO
Prior to dreaming up Wonderful Machine, Bill spent over 20 years working as a professional photographer. Specializing in magazine portraiture, he shot over 100 assignments a year until 2010 (when Wonderful Machine became a full-time job). When he isn't busy working with his staff or interacting with photographers, you can find him walking with Tilly, reading biographies or relaxing with his family.
Tilly is Bill and Adrienne’s lovable black lab. Her job description includes snoozing on the couch and inspecting trash cans around the office. She can also be found eating bananas at 7-Eleven, chewing on sticks, or playing fetch (she can carry 3 sticks at a time).