Pam Healey is president of Spoke Studios, part of Wheelhouse Entertainment, where she leads all creative efforts and growth strategies for the company.
Healey oversees Spoke’s robust slate of unscripted and documentary projects, as well as partnerships with marquee talent. Series include Netflix’s King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch, executive produced by Peyton Manning, as well as Buying Beverly Hills (both returning soon for Season 2) and Hulu’s Secret Chef, executive produced by David Chang. Healey and Spoke are also behind Hulu’s upcoming docuseries with WWE Superstars Bianca Belair and Montez Ford, as well as the platform’s recently announced social experiment Got to Get Out (wt).
Healey was previously general manager at Warner Bros’ Shed Media for seven years, and prior to that spent a decade as executive vice president at High Noon Entertainment. She has developed, sold, and executive produced such shows as NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, First Dates and Genius Junior; Netflix’s 100 Humans; Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York City and Mexican Dynasties; TLC’s Cake Boss and Long Lost Family; VH1’s Basketball Wives and Tough Love; E!’s Eric and Jessie; Lifetime’s Supernanny and Child Genius; Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions; truTV’s Fast Foodies; and Starz’s The Warriors of Liberty City, among many others.
Healey received four Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Structured Reality Program in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019 as part of the producing team for Who Do You Think You Are?
She received her bachelor of arts degree from Duke University. Since 2015, she has served as a member of the board of directors for The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which is dedicated to the future of music education and provides durable, high-quality musical instruments to deserving, under-funded music programs nationwide.
Liz Fine most recently served as SVP Original Series for VH1 and MTV where she oversaw 18 series including 7 of the top 10 unscripted shows in all of cable. In her role as SVP of current and new programming she was also responsible for the successful launch of the docu-ensemble Siesta Key and the formatted series How Far is Tattoo Far for MTV both in second seasons on the network. During her tenure at VH1 and MTV both networks saw year on year ratings growth with an astounding 8 consecutive quarters at Vh1 alone. Prior to working at Viacom, Liz served as Vice President Programming & Development for FYI. In Her role, she oversaw development and programming for the lifestyle-based network, including the hit docuseries franchise Married at First Sight (currently in its 8th season), Man vs Child:Chef Showdown, Epic Meal Empire, Unplugged Nation and more. Before joining FYI, Fine was an Executive Producer for Left/Right – where she co-produced the docuseries franchise, Mob Wives. In addition, Fine previously helped format the first season ofParking Wars, which had a successful 7 season run on A&E, and worked on such shows asChopped, Teen Mom, Wife Swap, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle and more. She began her career as an Olympic researcher with IMG/TWI and won two Emmy’s for her work on promos at the Olympics in Sydney and Salt Lake City. Fine graduated from Boston University with a BAS degree in Communications.
Will Nothacker is co-president of Spoke Studios, a creative content company that operates under the banner of Wheelhouse Entertainment, the media enterprise forged in 2018 by producer and media entrepreneur Brent Montgomery. Creating engaging, provocative and talent-driven content across a variety of platforms, Spoke Studios explores unique points of view with programming that spotlights extraordinary worlds, dynamic characters and human ingenuity.
Nothacker previously served as Creative Director at ITV Creative, the in-house production division set up to service ITV America’s production group, including Leftfield Pictures, ITV Entertainment, Sirens Media, Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment, among others.
Prior to ITV Creative, Nothacker was vice president of development at Leftfield Pictures, where he developed more than 30 series including American Grit (FOX), Alone (History), Bethenny & Fredrik (Bravo), Buddy’s Family Vacation (Food Network), Tackle My Ride (NFL Network) and Cutting It: in the ATL (WE tv). He also was integral to launching numerous celebrity-branded production deals, developing projects with John Cena, Michael Strahan, La La Anthony, Lara Spencer, Bethenny Frankel and others. Nothacker joined Leftfield Pictures in 2010 working as a showrunner on a variety of pilots and series, including A&E’s Monster In-Laws and Logo’s Setup Squad. (In 2013 Leftfield Pictures became part of Leftfield Entertainment, which was acquired in 2014 by ITV.)
Before joining Leftfield, Nothacker was co-executive producer on hit series Wife Swap (ABC). He began his career in television in news at CNN and went on to produce non-fiction series such as Ice T’s Rap School (VH1), Lizard Lick Towing (TruTV), Intimate Portrait (Lifetime) and the Emmy Award-winning series When I Wasa Girl (WE tv).
Deanna Markoff serves as Vice President, Creative Development for Wheelhouse. In her role she works across all vertices of Wheelhouse where she develops concepts, produces sizzles, presentations, treatments, and pilots for both scripted and unscripted, as well as digital and marketing. Creating compelling and original content, Deanna has become invaluable in helping to form the format, look and feel of a multitude of shows across an array of genres and networks, including: Netflix, Disney, BRAVO, ABC, CBS, BBC, WGN, Lifetime, History, TLC, Food Network and Discovery.
Prior to Wheelhouse, Deanna was the Executive Producer of The Real Housewives of New Jersey at ITV. She also started out her career as an editor working for Brent Montgomery in his first company Leftfield Pictures, where she rose through the ranks before crossing over to producing.
Darryl Cordova serves as Director of Development for Spoke Studios. Since joining the Wheelhouse family, Cordova has worked across internal development and funded projects for the company and has been a part of bringing multiple series to air including Magnolia’s Inn the Works and Netflix’s Hype House. Cordova has also helped develop and sell projects with big name talent such as David Chang and Tim Allen.
Previously, Cordova served on the development teams for ITV America companies Leftfield Pictures and Outpost Entertainment, where he supported creative development and research. Before that, he worked as a production coordinator with the hit syndicated series TMZ on TV and TMZ Sports, where he helped supervise daily show operations and physical production.
Connor currently serves as the Development Manager for Spoke Studios, where he helps manage sizzles, concepts, materials, development, pre-production, production and post-production for both unscripted and scripted content across Spoke Studios and Wheelhouse.
Prior to Spoke Studios, Connor worked in television production on such shows as The Undoing (HBO), Evil (CBS), and First Wives Club (BET+). He has also produced and performed in stand-up comedy throughout the Tri-State area and is a published humor writer. He graduated from Hofstra University with a double major in Television Writing/Producing and Global Studies.
Wally comes to Wheelhouse with 20+ years of experience managing all aspects of production for scripted, unscripted and live programs across all formats and genres. Previously, he served as executive vice president of production at All3Media America, overseeing production, post, operations, casting and music, shepherding shows that received numerous Emmy nominations and wins. Prior to All3Media, he was executive vice president of production at Studio Lambert and Tijuana Entertainment.
John Taeschler is Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs of SpokeStudios. John’s main roles with Spoke Studios include structuring, drafting and negotiating production deals and partnerships, executing transactions with networks and talent participants, advising on legal matters across the various stages of the production process and providing legal support across the various verticals of Wheelhouse.
Prior to joining Wheelhouse, John was an associate in the New York office of Goodwin Procter LLP, where he advised technology companies and venture capital firms in a wide variety of commercial transactions ranging from financings to M&As deals. John graduated from New York University Law School, where he served as an Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. John graduated from Swarthmore College with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature.