America Ruiz, Managing Partner/Producer:  

America Ruiz fearlessly leads the Pinwheel Reality family.  With over 8 years of reality television experience as a story producer and editor, she has honed a sharp eye for character, drama, and captivating content.  Some of her credits include Transcendent (Fuse), Texas Trocas (Discovery Espanol), Then and Now With Andy Cohen (Bravo), Kart Life (TruTV), South Beach Tow (TruTV) On The Rocks (Food Network) Swamp Monsters (Discovery) and the Emmy nominated show Project Runway (Lifetime).  Bilingual in English and Spanish, America drives Pinwheel to produce culturally and socially diverse projects in both languages.  


Monica Abeyta, Partner/Producer:  

Monica Abeyta is also an 8 year veteran of the industry with experience on all sides of the production process.  From her start as a P.A. and her early career as an assistant editor, to her most recent producing work, Monica is a true jack-of-all-trades. But it was in the edit bay that she found her passion for crafting stories and mining the gems that make the best scenes.  All the while, she accumulated a wealth of technical knowledge of post workflows, online editing, and finishing,  and she frequently utilizes these skills on Pinwheel Reality projects.  Her pre-Pinwheel credits include: Ghost Hunters (SyFy), Fast and Loud (Discovery), Swamp Pawn (CMT), Swamp Monsters (Discovery), Down East Dickering (History), Raising Whitley (OWN), Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Moments (Kings Vision), World Series of Poker (ESPN), The Ultimate Fighter (Fox Sports) and several other reality television and sports related programs.


Dave Gelineau, Partner/Producer:  

Like his partners, Dave Gelineau spent  8 years in broadcast post production, with a focus on sports television and reality content.  After working as an editor on such shows as the Social Life (HLN),  the World Series of Poker (ESPN), High Stakes Poker (GSN), Poker After Dark (NBC), USSA Snowboarding (NBC), and NBC Sports: 36 documentaries (NBCSN), Dave then transitioned to producing and directing.  He worked as a producer and second unit director for the 2015 World Series of Poker (ESPN).  Dave combines his knowledge of physical production, multi-camera directing, and experience working with talent with a passion for script writing to further bolster the PInwheel Reality creative process.

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