About Us

Twisted Scholar

Twisted Scholar, Inc., is an innovative Seattle-based production company, creating fun and visually interesting educational products solidly researched, sensitive and most of all effective.


A long-time and well-respected Seattle radio personality, Marty Riemer’s smart, funny attitude is reflected in much of the work Twisted Scholar does.

Over the past 20 years Marty and his amazing team of collaborators have developed educational video programs and series for clients such as Nickelodeon, Lyric Studios (producers of PBS Television’s “Barney”), CBS, ABC, Outdoor Life Network and Microsoft.

His own background is as wildly diverse as the videos he’s helped craft. After acquiring a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Marty went on to become one of Seattle’s most beloved on-air radio personalities, often voted Seattle’s best. He produces Seattle’s most successful annual live comedy festival, serves on the board of One Reel (producers of Bumbershoot, Seattle’s long-standing Summer arts festival) and Operation: Sack Lunch, a program that serves the hungry and homeless.



Our production guru, Mark Goodnow is an executive producer with 14 years experience producing, filming and editing everything from short form videos to multi-camera live productions.

He has worked with clients such as Microsoft, REI, AT&T, T-Mobile, National Geographic Channel, ABC, BBC and Discovery Channel.

But just as valuable is Mark’s educational background in psychology and his past experience as a youth counselor.



A four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” Lynn Brunelle has over 20 years experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media.

Previously a classroom science, English and art teacher for kids K-12, an editor, illustrator, and award-winning author of over 45 titles.

Lynn has created, developed and written projects for Chronicle, Workman, National Geographic, Scholastic, Random House, Penguin, A&E, The Discovery Channel, Disney, ABC TV, NPR, The Annenburg Foundation, World Almanac, Cranium and PBS.