Team

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Steve Goldbloom

Steve Goldbloom is the founder and creative director of Second Peninsula. He 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 played in festivals across the U.S. It is available on Netflix and other streaming services.

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 with his wife, Jenny Maryasis, and their adorable daughter, Maya.


Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams runs operations for 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 has also produced various podcasts and other digital video 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 (four teenagers!) who have traveled to more continents than she has.

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