Meet the Team
Casting Producer, Owner of Casting Reality
I've watched every episode of The Amazing Race and I just had to apply. Nothing seemed more fantastic then competing while seeing the world. I made videos twice with 2 different partners and was selected to come to finals twice before being cast on The Amazing Race 14. After my finale, I was recruited to cast for the CBS show Survivor. I had watched every episode of that show as well. I worked on 22 seasons of Survivor over the last 11 years and many seasons of The Amazing Race. in addition to CBS shows, I have worked on many other shows from new programming to already established. I have experience in a variety of reality shows from dating shows, dramas, competition reality to talent based shows. I've been in final interviews with the executives who are ultimately choosing the cast. I've traveled with casts, been on location, and worked live finales. I have a unique experience to draw from after seeing shows from both in front and behind the camera. I know what it is like to apply to a show as an applicant and how difficult it is to wait to be contacted. I understand how much people crave feedback and I am very honest with my critique. My goal is to learn more about you to pull out your best attributes and stories that will give you your best chance to get an interview. I am excited to share my past experiences now as a Reality TV Consultant and help applicants fulfill their dreams.
Casting and Storytelling Coach, Survivor Winner
I am a lifelong Survivor super-duper fan. My first ever username online when I was 10 years old was SoleSurvivorAdam. Although I always dreamed of going on and winning Survivor, it took me until I was 22 to build up the courage to apply, because I always felt like I was too "normal" to be on reality tv. 3 years and 5 audition videos later, my dream came true. I believe I ultimately was able to succeed in the casting process in large part because of the passion and conviction I spoke with throughout the casting process, and I strongly believe that the ability to tell stories well can be taught and learned. Since Survivor, I have become a professional keynote speaker and more recently, a reality tv casting coach running my own business. The advice that's all over the internet for applying to reality tv seems simple (Be yourself! Show, don't tell! Bring the energy!), but I know that it is MUCH easier said than done. I specialize in helping clients with actionable strategies for HOW to accomplish that advice. We'll dive deep into your stories, and helping you understand yourself better, and I will show you how to use details and opinions to reveal yourself to casting producers. I am thrilled to be joining Casting Reality and helping Jodi bring out the best in our clients.