Meet our team of storytellers

 
Cheryl began her exciting career in entertainment working for great mentors such as Garry Marshall, Grant Tinker, Brandon Tartikoff and Peter Chernin. She opened her own casting company, Cheryl Bayer Casting, where she was known for finding talent for shows such as “In Living Color”, “Baywatch”, and “Dream On.” As the Head of Talent and Development at ABC Productions from 1992 to 1994, she worked in both comedy and drama development. During her tenure, Cheryl had a direct hand in marrying the writers and talent with shows such as, “Roseanne”, “My So-Called Life”, and “Home Improvement.” After joining Creative Artists Agency as a packaging agent, she developed new talent and created projects. While there she was an instrumental part in the success of shows such as "Sex and the City" and "Freaks and Geeks". Moving to Fox as Senior Vice President of Comedy, she developed over fifty scripts and was directly responsible for the success of “Malcolm in the Middle”, “That 70’s Show” and “Family Guy.”  Leaving FOX to pursue her passion in Education, Cheryl founded a critically acclaimed and award-winning children’s business, Creative Space LLC. Creative Space was one of the first in Children’s Edutainment providing live events, preschool programming, summer day camp and sleep away camps. Cheryl then returned to producing with several projects including an award-winning civil rights documentary, “Booker's Place,” the launching of the Google Play campaign and the rebranding of Febreeze.  Additionally, she is responsible for launching ESPN W. Most recently, Cheryl co-produced “the Gaggle”, a sketch show based on a millennial dating book for ABC digital, “Modern Farmer” based on the magazine, “Awkward Family Photos” for USA, and “The Clapback” for WeTV. She also co-created and produced 20 episodes of a web series for Dreamworkstv “Cranky Carl.”  Excited about merging technology with entertainment and education, Cheryl co-founded Living Popups, LLC. Living Popups is an augmented-reality platform and media company focused on interactive, episodic storytelling through the medium of AR. In 2018 Living Popups created “The Aug-Mentors," a first of it’s kind original AR series which premiered at AWE and also created cutting edge characters for Charlie Fink’s book “Metaverse” that launched at CES. In 2019 “The Aug-Mentors” returned for the premiere of Charlie Fink’s new book “Convergence” released at SXSW. Living Popups is a leader in AR technology for education, tourism, and entertainment.

Cheryl began her exciting career in entertainment working for great mentors such as Garry Marshall, Grant Tinker, Brandon Tartikoff and Peter Chernin. She opened her own casting company, Cheryl Bayer Casting, where she was known for finding talent for shows such as “In Living Color”, “Baywatch”, and “Dream On.” As the Head of Talent and Development at ABC Productions from 1992 to 1994, she worked in both comedy and drama development. During her tenure, Cheryl had a direct hand in marrying the writers and talent with shows such as, “Roseanne”, “My So-Called Life”, and “Home Improvement.” After joining Creative Artists Agency as a packaging agent, she developed new talent and created projects. While there she was an instrumental part in the success of shows such as "Sex and the City" and "Freaks and Geeks". Moving to Fox as Senior Vice President of Comedy, she developed over fifty scripts and was directly responsible for the success of “Malcolm in the Middle”, “That 70’s Show” and “Family Guy.”

Leaving FOX to pursue her passion in Education, Cheryl founded a critically acclaimed and award-winning children’s business, Creative Space LLC. Creative Space was one of the first in Children’s Edutainment providing live events, preschool programming, summer day camp and sleep away camps. Cheryl then returned to producing with several projects including an award-winning civil rights documentary, “Booker's Place,” the launching of the Google Play campaign and the rebranding of Febreeze.

Additionally, she is responsible for launching ESPN W. Most recently, Cheryl co-produced “the Gaggle”, a sketch show based on a millennial dating book for ABC digital, “Modern Farmer” based on the magazine, “Awkward Family Photos” for USA, and “The Clapback” for WeTV. She also co-created and produced 20 episodes of a web series for Dreamworkstv “Cranky Carl.”

Excited about merging technology with entertainment and education, Cheryl co-founded Living Popups, LLC. Living Popups is an augmented-reality platform and media company focused on interactive, episodic storytelling through the medium of AR. In 2018 Living Popups created “The Aug-Mentors," a first of it’s kind original AR series which premiered at AWE and also created cutting edge characters for Charlie Fink’s book “Metaverse” that launched at CES. In 2019 “The Aug-Mentors” returned for the premiere of Charlie Fink’s new book “Convergence” released at SXSW. Living Popups is a leader in AR technology for education, tourism, and entertainment.

Cheryl Bayer

CEO

Jamie Dixon, a member of the Motion Picture Academy, is a leading innovator in using cutting edge technology in the field of entertainment. From innovating 3D stereo computer graphics and animation to creating digital scanning, printing and production techniques that were among the earliest stirrings of modern digital filmmaking he is always exploring what technology can add to the storytelling process. Currently, his application of character-based storytelling to AR is opening up new avenues of socially immersive entertainment. His visual effects work can be seen in on over 100 major motion pictures. Jamie’s creation of the face transitions in Michael Jackson's Black or White music video made the word “morphing” a permanent part of our cultural lexicon.

Jamie Dixon

CTO

 
 
Paula is a fanatic traveler, tech lover and book junkie. After attending Loyola Law School she specialized in corporate law with an emphasis on golf course acquisition, land use issues, and real estate finance. She became interested in educational issues when she helped a Japanese language school open a campus in Los Angeles. As a mother of three, she saw a void in public education, and she became of service by being President of the PTA and a Board Member of a non-profit corporation that supported a local public school. Paula continually created ways of looking to instill values and a meaningful education to her own kids and then the community at large.

Paula is a fanatic traveler, tech lover and book junkie. After attending Loyola Law School she specialized in corporate law with an emphasis on golf course acquisition, land use issues, and real estate finance. She became interested in educational issues when she helped a Japanese language school open a campus in Los Angeles. As a mother of three, she saw a void in public education, and she became of service by being President of the PTA and a Board Member of a non-profit corporation that supported a local public school. Paula continually created ways of looking to instill values and a meaningful education to her own kids and then the community at large.

Paula Davidson 

Chief Strategy Officer

Sarah Conner has thirty years of sales, marketing, leadership and management experience. Early  in her career, she held various lead roles in sales, training, and marketing for medical device  companies including Cordis Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Pharmacia Deltec, and Medtronic.  She pioneered the nation’s first and largest mobile screening, partnering with Bayer to screen  men for prostate cancer. The program served many in underprivileged areas. While working with  Cordis Corporation and their minimally invasive products she helped create a video on stroke  symptom awareness and had it placed in all Blockbuster stores.  For over a decade she was a partner at Rainmaker & Sun Integrated Marketing. The company  worked with large brands in healthcare, travel, entertainment and technology. Some clients  included Paul Mitchell Products, KFC, FOX, DisneyTeleVentures, Universal Pictures, NFL,  Nestle, International Truck and Engine, Blue Cross, Advanced Bionics, and Cedars Sinai  Medical Center and IBM.  For the last nine years of her career as an Entrepreneur, she worked with food chemists creating a  novel health beverage. After creating her beverage brand, her corporation sold and marketed it  live on HSN, Amazon, Sears, BevMo, and other retailers across America.  Currently at Living Popups, Sarah manages the company’s branding and leads a sales team as the  company is gaining global prominence working with companies like Cisco and AT&T.  Augmented Reality areas of focus include: Education, Entertainment, Tourism, and Healthcare.  Sarah has a graduate degree in Communication from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA  from Pepperdine University. She has a passion for technology, education and serving humanity.  For the last nineteen years, she has volunteered for American Technion, where she’s served as  Board Chair for the Western Region. She and her husband Lindsay Conner were recently  honored by World of Children Awards.

Sarah Conner has thirty years of sales, marketing, leadership and management experience. Early

in her career, she held various lead roles in sales, training, and marketing for medical device

companies including Cordis Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Pharmacia Deltec, and Medtronic.

She pioneered the nation’s first and largest mobile screening, partnering with Bayer to screen

men for prostate cancer. The program served many in underprivileged areas. While working with

Cordis Corporation and their minimally invasive products she helped create a video on stroke

symptom awareness and had it placed in all Blockbuster stores.

For over a decade she was a partner at Rainmaker & Sun Integrated Marketing. The company

worked with large brands in healthcare, travel, entertainment and technology. Some clients

included Paul Mitchell Products, KFC, FOX, DisneyTeleVentures, Universal Pictures, NFL,

Nestle, International Truck and Engine, Blue Cross, Advanced Bionics, and Cedars Sinai

Medical Center and IBM.

For the last nine years of her career as an Entrepreneur, she worked with food chemists creating a

novel health beverage. After creating her beverage brand, her corporation sold and marketed it

live on HSN, Amazon, Sears, BevMo, and other retailers across America.

Currently at Living Popups, Sarah manages the company’s branding and leads a sales team as the

company is gaining global prominence working with companies like Cisco and AT&T.

Augmented Reality areas of focus include: Education, Entertainment, Tourism, and Healthcare.

Sarah has a graduate degree in Communication from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA

from Pepperdine University. She has a passion for technology, education and serving humanity.

For the last nineteen years, she has volunteered for American Technion, where she’s served as

Board Chair for the Western Region. She and her husband Lindsay Conner were recently

honored by World of Children Awards.

Sarah Conner

VP Worldwide Sales & Marketing

 
 
Ken began his animation career as a modeler for a small boutique VFX Company based in Los Angeles. His talents soon lead him to being made Lead Artist for Motorola’s New Product Release packages and he worked on projects for Absolute Vodka, T-Mobile, HP, and Disney Theme Park commercials. He found a creative home at Hammerhead Productions as a CG Supervisor and spearheaded the effort to use new technologies to simplify animation using advanced GPU rendering technology.

Ken began his animation career as a modeler for a small boutique VFX Company based in Los Angeles. His talents soon lead him to being made Lead Artist for Motorola’s New Product Release packages and he worked on projects for Absolute Vodka, T-Mobile, HP, and Disney Theme Park commercials. He found a creative home at Hammerhead Productions as a CG Supervisor and spearheaded the effort to use new technologies to simplify animation using advanced GPU rendering technology.

Christian is an all-around technological artist with a 20-year history in visual effects, computer graphics and associated software development. He set up the virtual production stage for Avatar, developed a complete asset and project production management system for Origami Digital, built rendering production pipelines for Sony Pictures Imageworks, Henson Studios, and many more. He is a skilled VR/AR artist and has automated the workflow and has built ride-film applications targeted to Oculus and GearVR for Threshold Entertainment and Pure Imagination Studios. He has also implemented real-time hair/fur on PlayStation 3. He is also lead developer of Argonaut and Bubo products for gait analysis.

Christian is an all-around technological artist with a 20-year history in visual effects, computer graphics and associated software development. He set up the virtual production stage for Avatar, developed a complete asset and project production management system for Origami Digital, built rendering production pipelines for Sony Pictures Imageworks, Henson Studios, and many more. He is a skilled VR/AR artist and has automated the workflow and has built ride-film applications targeted to Oculus and GearVR for Threshold Entertainment and Pure Imagination Studios. He has also implemented real-time hair/fur on PlayStation 3. He is also lead developer of Argonaut and Bubo products for gait analysis.

 
 

Ken Pellegrino 

Animated Development

Christian Aubert

App Development

 
A computer animator proficient in the most current animation software and technology whose devotion to visual storytelling and movement has helped her realize a variety of creative projects from developing and animating 2D short films to rendering realistic 3D reenactments. Having graduated with a bachelors of Science in Media Arts and Animation, Sara is both a traditional and computer artist. With experience animating and story boarding on several educational App games for children including the Kadho language learning and development game  Mochu Skyrangers , Sara finds working on educational, purpose driven media (like what we produce here at Living Popups) the most rewarding. Aside from being a passionate animator, she is proud feminist, illustrator, writer, and story artist working and in her free time is a purveyor of empowering stickers.

A computer animator proficient in the most current animation software and technology whose devotion to visual storytelling and movement has helped her realize a variety of creative projects from developing and animating 2D short films to rendering realistic 3D reenactments. Having graduated with a bachelors of Science in Media Arts and Animation, Sara is both a traditional and computer artist. With experience animating and story boarding on several educational App games for children including the Kadho language learning and development game Mochu Skyrangers, Sara finds working on educational, purpose driven media (like what we produce here at Living Popups) the most rewarding. Aside from being a passionate animator, she is proud feminist, illustrator, writer, and story artist working and in her free time is a purveyor of empowering stickers.


Candie is a digital 3d artist from Vietnam. She has created CG charactersand props for video games, animations, film and music using cutting edgesoftware and technology. Candie applies the knowledge she gained fromher fine art background to her skills in digital disciplines such as modeling,sculpting, texturing, lighting and painting. Her recent work often involvesvirtual reality and augmented reality, such as the short films “The Key”,“Dinner Party” and “Runnin’” that received awards and nominationsfromTribeca, Sundance, SXSW, Adelaide, and Raindance Film Festival. AtLivingPopups, Candie finds the freedom to express her creativity through avariety of AR character creations for the company’s compelling storytellingand educational content. Besidesworking as a 3d artist, Candie enjoysspending her spare time with traditional drawing, painting, sculpture,printmaking, and photography

Candie is a digital 3d artist from Vietnam. She has created CG charactersand props for video games, animations, film and music using cutting edgesoftware and technology. Candie applies the knowledge she gained fromher fine art background to her skills in digital disciplines such as modeling,sculpting, texturing, lighting and painting. Her recent work often involvesvirtual reality and augmented reality, such as the short films “The Key”,“Dinner Party” and “Runnin’” that received awards and nominationsfromTribeca, Sundance, SXSW, Adelaide, and Raindance Film Festival. AtLivingPopups, Candie finds the freedom to express her creativity through avariety of AR character creations for the company’s compelling storytellingand educational content. Besidesworking as a 3d artist, Candie enjoysspending her spare time with traditional drawing, painting, sculpture,printmaking, and photography

 
 

Sara Noelle Delgado

Animation, Production Coordinator

Candie Quach

3D Artist, 3D Design and Modeling

 
 
Patrick Toulme App Developer Patrick is an innovative and passionate Unity developer. He has been a part of the technology industry for fouryears and has been coding for eight years. He has led numerous large scale projects, such as the developmentof a cutting edge storefront simulation in Unity for a Fortune 100 Company. He has served as a TechnologyIntern at a global aerospace and defense company where he assisted in the business development ofcommercial drones. Patrick has multiple published apps on the App Store and Google PlayStore and has builta Massive Multiplayer Online Game in Unity. Educating others about coding is one of Patrick’s passions. He is acertified instructor with published courses on the Udemy Platform. He has also logged over 200 hoursteaching on the Wyzantplatform. Patrick is a computer science major at the University of Virginia, andgraduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Virginia. ThomasJefferson High School for Science and Technology has been ranked by US News as the number one high schoolin the United States.

Patrick Toulme App DeveloperPatrick is an innovative and passionate Unity developer. He has been a part of the technology industry for fouryears and has been coding for eight years. He has led numerous large scale projects, such as the developmentof a cutting edge storefront simulation in Unity for a Fortune 100 Company. He has served as a TechnologyIntern at a global aerospace and defense company where he assisted in the business development ofcommercial drones. Patrick has multiple published apps on the App Store and Google PlayStore and has builta Massive Multiplayer Online Game in Unity. Educating others about coding is one of Patrick’s passions. He is acertified instructor with published courses on the Udemy Platform. He has also logged over 200 hoursteaching on the Wyzantplatform. Patrick is a computer science major at the University of Virginia, andgraduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Virginia. ThomasJefferson High School for Science and Technology has been ranked by US News as the number one high schoolin the United States.

Patrick Toulme

App Developer