Creative Team: The Pint Collaborative
The Pint Collaborative is a group of artists whose diverse experience, backgrounds, and perspectives inform the work and effectively bring to life the central messages of A Pint of Understanding.
JOE WRINN, Visual Design/Documentarian; Director, Play More Productions
An honors graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Joe worked for 15 years as a photojournalist for the New York Times and United Press International before moving on to management of Harvard University’s Office of News and Public Affairs, where he held director positions for 20 years. Currently an independent communications advisor, Joe has an extensive record of credibly representing institutions and promoting their values, while building consensus and positive relationships across all levels of their organizations. He directs all facets of communications including photo, video, audio, digital, web, social media, and print efforts. He brings his visual acumen and experience with media in particular to A Pint of Understanding, advising on production and visual design and documenting the project itself. For more, visit JoeWrinn.com.
MARY DEAN TAYLOR, Director, Play More Productions
Mary is directing 25 years of executive management experience toward a new venture: she is the owner and "Old Salt" at Salt and Olive, a specialty foods shop (and passionate foodie destination) in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Having achieved success in the athletic and casual footwear/apparel industry, her leadership experience includes team-building, overseeing new product launches and channel extensions, maintaining and motivating staff through change, and full profit and loss responsibility. Mary has held senior management positions with PUMA, Ryka, Reebok, Converse, and Stride-Rite. A leader whose philosophy balances doing well with doing good, Mary revived the philanthropic arm of Ryka, Inc. while serving as its president and led the transition to “green development”/sustainability in her roles at Dansko, One7 LLC, and PUMA. Mary is a member of the board of directors of Row One Brands. She has a passion for the arts, the environment, social justice —and believes that food=love.
TERRY VITAL, Recording Engineer
Terry Vital is an Emmy©-nominated composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who combines deep experience in advertising and branding with her education from Berklee College of Music. Her specialty is brand and commercial music generally used for broadcast advertising campaigns. Her style-writing ability allows projects to be composed in dozens of genres. Terry has composed and produced original audio brands, custom music and jingles that have aired on radio, television broadcast and cable stations throughout the United States, as well as digital media. Over the years, her commercial work expanded to include original compositions for film and television soundtracks. She contributes to A Pint of Understanding as a recording engineer and producer. Learn more at terryvitalmusic.com.