Chadwick Nelson

Chadwick might be the only person who has ever worked at Committee that is officially ambidextrous. We imagine that comes in handy (pun) in his role as editor. Maybe that’s why he’s so darn good at it…? It could also be why he was offered a basketball scholarship at a small Christian College in his early years. Thankfully, he decided to take an editing scholarship instead. That is probably untrue, but honestly? The guy deserves one. He’s truly got a gift for cutting compelling pieces that extends across all genres from documentary to reality to narrative to the probably-overbroad “other”.

Another benefit of being ambidextrous? He can juggle with the best of them. Who “the best of them” are is still an open debate. As it turns out, being a deceivingly good juggler is a skill that also transfers over to being a deceivingly good editor as he frequently has to manage multiple types of footage, deadlines, and styles. This also helps him in his life as a drummer. Yeah, he’s also a drummer for multiple bands in the Twin Cities. Sort of seems like if it’s rad, it’s for Chad. See the continuity in it all? It’s like he’s edited his own life to be awesome. Totally meta.

Outside of the office Chadwick loves riding his motorcycle and eating Indian food – not at the same time. He lives in Hopkins, MN with his dog Copper and, apparently, a pretty cool motorcycle. He allegedly can sleep through anything as well. Not sure what that has to do with being ambidextrous.

Meghan Peterson

As Research and Development Assistant at Committee Films, Meghan is truly an invaluable part of the {c_f} team. Her ability to read and organize massive amounts of information is truly incredible and aided by her Masters in Library and Information Science from St. Catherine University. She is currently the only person who lists her favorite sport as “reading”, which she calls “mind sport”. She sets a goal of how many books she hopes to read every year on Good Reads and usually smashed it. She’s like the LeBron of reading apparently, a fact that keeps all of Committee’s projects well researched and largely factually accurate (I mean, we did do a conspiracy history show).

Outside of Committee Meghan is a licensed teacher – an achievement she cites as a personal triumph – and helps middle school kids on year-long history projects. We don’t know if you remember being that age, but we’d say this makes her one of the toughest people at Committee as well. Despite being a grizzled middle school veteran, Meghan has a soft spot for animals and hopes to one day work in South Africa at a Wild Rhino Sanctuary – arguably a safer choice than a middle school.

Meghan currently lives in Chaska, MN where she has never had a cup of coffee. Can we just stop here a second? Never? NEVER? Somehow this fact causes physical pain. Anyway, moving on. She also has a Boston Terrier named Perrie, which she describes as the “smooshiest”, and loves being outside (probably reading outside if we’re being honest here), and being with her family. Side note, and I think this is obvious, she also loves potatoes in all forms. What I’m saying here is that on an ideal day she’s sitting outside, reading a book about rhinos, next to a smooshy dog, and eating a basket of fries. You go girl.

Bennett Bonney

Did you know Bonney is Anglo-Scottish with French origins and means “good”? We do, because Bennett Bonney is the best. How’s that for alliteration*? As a post-production* assistant at Committee Films, Bennett manages many* of the projects we film. He keeps the footage nice and organized and moves data around like a dancer, which it turns out he was for 2 ½ years in college – The U of M in case you were wondering, where he majored in Communications.

While Bennett is one of the newer employees here at Committee, he’s quickly proven to be an invaluable one. There is no footage he can’t find. No file he can’t retrieve. No transfer he can’t make. The guy’s a post-production powerhouse*. Give it a shot. Call up and ask to speak to Bennett about retrieving a file. Hint: It’s already in your inbox.

Although he looks Scottish with his dark red hair and his name sounds about as Scottish as it gets, he actually lives in Minneapolis – which isn’t really that Scottish at all. There he boasts a large collection of shoes and still plays Pokemon Go. He probably still dances too, but in secret. Quite possibly to the tunes of Dolly Parton, his favorite musical artist. He also plays guitar. He also hates wet socks. Know what? Bennett actually seems like a pretty complicated guy, but like good complicated, not complicated complicated.