With over 20 years experience in children's entertainment, Michelle Melanson Cuperus, President and Executive Producer, oversees Radical's robust slate including The Bagel and Becky Show for Teletoon/BBC Worldwide, Fangbone! for Family CHRGD/DHX, The Next Step for Family/BBC Worldwide and Lost & Found Music Studios for Family/ Netflix. Michelle was Supervising Producer on Yup Yups, Can you Imagine That? and the multi award-winning hit Stella and Sam where she has won numerous awards including a Canadian Screen Award, Juno Award and a Daytime Emmy nomination. Michelle also manages Radical Sheep's development slate including the primetime-animated comedy RV There Yet? for Teletoon.
John Leitch manages the business of Radical Sheep Productions and oversees corporate growth. John brings to the company over 15 years of national and international management experience outside of the entertainment area. He acts as executive producer for all of Radical Sheep's productions and also oversees the management and sales of Radical's properties, both domestic and foreign. His credits as executive producer include: Fangbone! (Family CHRGD), Yup Yups (Disney Jr Canada), Stella and Sam (Seasons 1 & 2, Holiday Specials) and The Big Comfy Couch (Seasons 6 & 7).
Nadine Henry has over 20 years of experience in children's television. She's worked as a Line Producer on a number of preschool shows like the Emmy Award-winning Big Comfy Couch, as well as Amigo and Me, Panda Bear Daycare, Land O' Hands and Ruffus the Dog. She then lent her vast experience to KidsCBC, where she spent 10 years as a Line Producer, winning a Gemini for her work on Kids CBC interstitials. She is currently Supervising Producer on the preschool series Can You Imagine That? for TVOKids.
A graduate of film production at Concordia University, Susie brings more than 18 years of experience in the Canadian animation industry. She has produced well-known children's programs including the television movie Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids, the series Arthur, Rocket Monkeys and Rolie Polie Olie, which garnered her an Emmy in 2005. In 2008, she was awarded a Gemini Award for Will & Dewitt. Susie has also worked on Crash Canyon, a prime time animated series for Teletoon. She recently joined the Radical Sheep Productions team as the Supervising Producer on Fangbone!
Jain started her career as a Director at TVOKids. For Decode Entertainment, she was Line Producer for The Hoobs, with The Jim Henson Company. Jain produced The Outlet for CBC and was Production Supervisor with Sinking Ship Entertainment for The Jungle Room and The Ocean Room. She was a Producer on Radical Sheep's award-winning animated series Stella and Sam for Family Channel/Playhouse Disney. Most recently, Jain was a Producer for Sinking Ship's animated series Chirp for Kids' CBC. She is currently Producer for Ollie the Boy Who Became What He Ate, for Kids' CBC.
Kristen spent the first six years of her career as a story coordinator, working on such shows as Little Men, Peter Benchley's Amazon, The Zack Files, Radio Free Roscoe, 1-800-Missing and The Blobheads. In 2004 Kristen joined the corporate side of the business as a Drama and Factual Coordinator for Barna-Alper Productions where she oversaw their various projects from development to completion. In 2008 she made the move over to documentaries, working seven years as an Operations Manager, handling distribution and publicity. She's very pleased to be back in children's programming and working with the wonderful folks at Radical Sheep Productions.
Heather is a kid's content producer who loves making TV. With a childhood of devouring 80's and 90's cartoons and sitcoms and a young adulthood of completing a degree in Communications and Film and postgraduate certificate in Children's Entertainment, she relishes in taking creative ideas and making them a reality. Heather started her career as a production coordinator at Radical Sheep on Stella and Sam and has gone on to work on many different aspects of the kids TV industry, including production, development and business affairs. Her other credits include Yup Yups, Fangbone!, Can You Imagine That, and the Stella and Sam Holiday Specials. Heather is currently producing The Bagel and Becky Show for Teletoon.
Delia has over 15 years of experience working within the Canadian children's television industry, both on the Broadcast and Production side. As a Production Executive with Corus Entertainment, she logged over 1400 hours of quality television across various genres and targets for the three Kids Nets (YTV, THTV, and DKC). Delia has also worked as a Production Executive for TVOkids. Unique and engaging storytelling for the most amazing, discerning and intelligent audience - children and youth - is her passion.
Since graduating from the postgraduate Children's Media program at Centennial College in 2013, Kayla has been busy pursuing her passion in all things kids media. Kayla began her career as a Production Assistant on Tricon's TV show 'The Next Star'. From there, Kayla has worked as a researcher and consultant on apps, television shows, and websites for clients such as Mind Candy, OWL Kids, TVO, YTV, and Spin Master.
Paola Alevizos came to Radical Sheep Productions in 2015 and has over 25 years experience in the television industry. She has accounting experience in all genres, from drama and reality, to lifestyle and documentary. Paola oversees Radical Sheeps' Finance Department for both corporate and production accounting. She is involved in the full cycle of the production process, including budgeting, cash flows, tax credit calculation, interim financing, cost reporting, year-end, auditing and distribution.
Prior to joining the Radical Sheep team, Vicky spent 10 years in film production accounting, overseeing budgets on mega-hit feature film adaptations such as The Incredible hulk and Hairspray, and 5 years working for Cineflix Productions on international co-productions including Nazi Hunters and BBC's award-winning Air Heroes. A recent graduate of Centennial's Children's Media Program, Vicky has mega passion for children's media industry - from books to television to film and interactive. Vicky currently manages the marketing and promotional activities for Radical Sheep's diverse slate of existing programs and projects in development.