The Pipelines Purpose

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Identifying the DE&I Issue

The entertainment, tech, and creative industries are majority white, male, and straight. They do not reflect the diversity of our real world. We are solving that issue.

THE how

Bringing Pipelines to Life

We created a space where it’s easy for underrepresented talent and leading companies to meet each other.

THE future

Where Pipelines is Headed

Our members are committed to education, training, and development. Access to opportunities leads to the change our world needs.

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is a group of influential industry leaders across tech, entertainment, and creative industries providing hands-on support and guidance which is integral in our growth and scalability.




Opus United

Former CMO
Beats by Dre


Director/Executive Producer


Innov8 Next Labs

Founding Member


Executive Creative Director
GALE Partners



NBA All Star


Chief Creative Officer
Deutsch NA



Allison Frenzel

Programs ConsultantAME California Department of Education


Community & Partnerships Director/PR
Wieden + Kennedy

Hicks, PHD

Founding Director, Center for RECAAL
(Wake Forest University)


Diversity & Engagement Company3


Diversity & Inclusion Richemont

Meet the Pipelines team

Kerstin Emhoff


KERSTIN EMHOFF is the Co-Founder/ CEO of PRETTYBIRD, a hybrid production company inspiring content for all forms of entertainment. She is also CEO of Ventureland, a creative studio and idea accelerator, developing entertainment properties, and advertising campaigns.

Recognized for her successful and enduring relationships with top agencies, clients, artists and managers, Emhoff has built PRETTYBIRD into one of the world’s most prestigious production companies in branded storytelling. The company has won numerous industry awards including a Cannes Grand Prix, Grammys, MTV VMAs and Emmys, among others. With Ventureland, Emhoff is expanding her focus on creating compelling and meaningful original content across genres and platforms.

In addition to her roles at VENTURELAND and PRETTYBIRD, Emhoff is a member of the DGA and Television Academy, a trustee for the PHBP, and serves on the boards of D&AD Impact Council and the Evolve Entertainment Fund with the city of Los Angeles.

Emhoff founded PIPELINES to address and combat the disconnect between underrepresented talent and the entertainment, creative, and tech industries in a meaningful and effective way.

Director of Operations

Shari Holly began her work in the diversity & inclusion space at PromaxBDA where she implemented several development and training programs to prepare emerging talent to transition into the entertainment marketing industry and the early stages of their creative careers. Other programs and events led include: Creative Coach program, HR Roundtable, Student Portfolio Night, Executive Mentorship Program, panels and workshops with TV network partners, and various programs through strong academic and industry partnerships nationwide.

Prior to Pipelines, Shari was the Program Administrator for the first ever Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP); created and endorsed by both the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA). There, she created an immersive program with the objective of providing more access and opportunity to underrepresented directors in commercial production. She is a board member of ArtworxLA, on the advisory councils for both the CSU Entertainment Alliance and the CA Department of Education Arts, Media, and Entertainment sector. She is a Detroit native, an avid salsa dancer, ex-slam poet, and self-proclaimed coffee snob.

Shari Holly

Bill Ware

Director, Technology & App Development

A lifelong tinkerer, Bill Ware earned a degree in Biology in pursuit of a medical career, but quickly found that he couldn't resist the siren song of his beloved hobby. After obtaining a degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, he moved to Los Angeles with his wife Ellie where he began work as the Head of IT for PRETTYBIRD Pictures. Bill has since expanded his dual passions for technology and media into a full-blown career, from creating and managing a transatlantic media network to a system of custom apps, servers, and websites in service of the company's varied and expanding needs. His position as in-house tech guru has allowed him the opportunity to help the creatives and directors of PRETTYBIRD in achieving some of their more ambitious creative visions. In early 2018 he was brought onboard to help make the Pipelines app a reality. On any given day you may find him hiking, skiing, surfing, writing, or working on one of his many projects at home. He is a proud husband and father to a beautiful baby girl and two indifferent cats.


Jessica Oh is a graduate from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Songwriting. Jessica has acquired lyric writing skills in genres such as pop, hip-hop, and R&B and has a focus in DAWs such as Logic and ProTools. Constantly working with signed artists on projects from developing top lines to creating catchy melodies, Jessica is an enthusiastic and creative thinker with a passion for songwriting. Besides her love for writing music, She is also the former captain of a hip-hop dance team, a member of the Berklee K-pop group, and the founder of “International Culture Club.” She has won numerous awards in poetry contests, art competitions, and tennis matches, but her heart has always been in the music she creates. Jessica is classically trained in piano, cello, and guitar, but has been writing pop and Christian music since 2005. Overall, Jessica values kindness, and she shows that through her interactions with others and through her music.

Jessica Oh