Who We Are

Video and audio production is part art and part science, and we excel at both. With state-of-the-art technology, our producers, writers, editors and camera operators can craft your idea, your quick napkin sketch, into a multimedia wonderland, designed to grab the attention, minds and hearts of your specific audience.

But beneath the credentials, beneath the achievements and awards, lay a fundamental attribute intrinsic to every member of the Twisted Scholar team:

We are insatiably curious. Our staff submerse themselves in project content not because it’s our job, but rather, because we – each and every one of us – are deeply and innately intrigued by life.

We focus on one project at a time and become wholly consumed by it. We examine every aspect of the topic — its origins, its history, and its future. We construct and deconstruct its components. We comprehend, we analyze, we synthesize, we evaluate. We learn the subtle contours of the concepts and we excavate the seedy details.

And once we thoroughly master the content, when we know it as well as you do (okay, not quite that well), we’ll breathe life into your message with a captivating depth of charisma and soul and vigor and vitality that comes only from obsessive exploration and immersion.

This, above all else, is what distinguishes Twisted Scholar.

Staff Bios and their (Uncanny) Cartoon Renderings


Executive Producer / Editor



Lead Producer



Director of Photography



Educational Writer



Line Producer



Editor & Colorist



Motion Graphics Designer

Working Together is the Key

Here at Twisted Scholar we believe that communication is the key when creating our final products and doing so in a way that makes our clients blush with excitement. We hope to start this open communication the first time we meet and plan the layout and scope of the project. At that meeting we will ask questions, wonder and completely immerse ourselves in the project you have in mind, to be sure your needs are met and exceeded. We want that communication to continue throughout the time we work together, and believe that this type of open door communication is the key to successfully completing any project.


Marty Riemer, the founder of Twisted Scholar, is a long-time and well-respected Seattle radio personality. Marty’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 and audio programs and series for clients such as Code.org, UW Medicine, Nickelodeon, Washington State Hospital Association, CBS, ABC, and the Outdoor Life Network.

In 2013 he developed the Tech Timeout Academic Challenge, which led to his directing the acclaimed documentary “Sleeping with Siri.” Riemer sports a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, and has developed and taught college courses in video editing and video journalism.

Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” with over 25 years experience writing 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.

Lynn is a regular contributor to both Martha Stewart Radio and to NPR’s Science Friday. For Science Friday, she created Tabletop Science—videos that make science fun and accessible. She has also written for several children’s and parenting magazines. She is a member of the Seattle 7 Writer’s group and is active in teaching and raising literacy.

Her newest book is a memoir called Mama Gone Geek.

Chris Towey has worked in the film industry for nearly three decades. He has traveled worldwide shooting for television, corporate, and feature films. Towey has served as cinematographer on feature-length documentaries including Blackfish, a Sundance featured film that explores the exploitation of animals for the entertainment business.

Erin is a born and raised Seattleite, who graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Washington. She loves the creative process and thoroughly enjoys digging into unfamiliar, even difficult subject matter, to create smart, visually interesting and entertaining videos. She loves working with media in all forms and prides herself on her attention to detail. She previously worked for independent schools in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools as an admissions director, which is where she honed her love for working with people. She has three busy kids and when not working, can be found almost exclusively running from the grocery store, to her children’s schools and to all little league fields in the greater suburban area.

His name is Óscar, but we call him Oz. We also call him very gifted. Despite his youth, he’s had over a decade of experience as a digital designer, editor, colorist and camera operator. There is in his work a high sense for aesthetics and narrative, demonstrating the ability to communicate an idea and a story.

Guillermo Acevedo (or Memo for short) brings a diverse background as a multidisciplinary digital artist, illustrator and motion graphics designer to Twisted Scholar. A true team player, Memo excels at crafting integrated concepts that captivate the creative and entertainment industry, turning imagination into breathtaking reality.