Steve Goldbloom is a writer, producer, and performer best known for creating Brief But Spectacular, the weekly interview series for PBS NewsHour.
In 2015, Steve wrote, directed and acted in his first feature film Remember Me, starring the legendary Oscar-winner Rita Moreno. The film premiered in 2016 at the Bay Area’s Cinequest Film Festival, winning the Audience Award for Narrative Feature Comedy. The movie was produced by the Bay Area company, Sparklight Films and is currently playing in festivals across the U.S.
Steve has developed several comedy series for digital platforms, including Everything But The News for PBS and On The Brink Of Greatness for AOL. He also contributed to the PBS NewsHour as a special correspondent.
Steve graduated from Dalhousie University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Film Studies. Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Steve lives in Los Angeles where he is working to overcome his unhealthy addiction to coffee.
Zach Land-Miller is an editor, photographer, videographer, and producer. Zach shoots and edits the Brief But Spectacular series for PBS NewsHour. He also manages all production and design elements for the show.
In 2015, Zach edited his first feature film, Remember Me, starring Rita Moreno. The film premiered at Cinequest in 2016 and won the audience award.
Previously, Zach worked for Kiva.org in South America, where he shot video and took photographs for the marketing organization. Zach also made a mini-documentary on “Turf Dancing” in Oakland, which premiered at the Oakland Underground Film Festival in the Local Shorts category.
A Bay Area native, Zach graduated from UC Davis with degrees in Spanish and Studio Art. When he’s not working, Zach might be spotted on a pub crawl in a Spanish-speaking country, usually donning a Warriors jersey.
Melissa Williams supports day-to-day operations of Second Peninsula, and she brings a strong business background and extensive production experience to the role.
Melissa spent her early career in the high-tech industry at various companies in the positions of management consultant, product management and software engineer. She also founded and served as Executive Director of a large Washington, DC nonprofit. In 2008 she co-founded Notes & Words, a benefit concert series for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Melissa also produces Exactly with Kelly Corrigan, a podcast and radio broadcast series.
Melissa serves on the boards of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and uAspire Bay Area. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. In her next life, she wants to come back as one of her lucky children who have traveled to more continents than she has.
Aja assists the Second Peninsula team in day-to-day operations. She previously worked as an editorial intern for The Hollywood Reporter, and has held internships at two production companies.
Aja is a Los Angeles native who recently graduated from Loyola Marymount University where she majored in English and journalism. While in school, Aja worked for her school’s paper as a copy editor and contributor.
When she is not working, Aja is attempting to overcome her all-consuming obsession with television.