Rivendell International, Inc. is a dedicated group of strategists, designers, technicians, writers and producers who develop, create and deploy impactful content, marketing and social media strategies across leading channels and platforms. Key staff include:
Mr. Aurbach has over 25 years of broadcast video and media production experience as well as project management expertise. Aurbach has developed multimedia and communications strategy and produced documentary, educational and outreach programs for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, federal, state and local governments, major institutions of higher learning, trade associations to small businesses and community groups.
His broadcast producer credits include policy programs such as Great Decisions, a multi-year public television series for Georgetown University and the Foreign Policy Association, and Conversations with Marvin Kalb for Harvard University. Aurbach has also been involved with documentary productions such as Runways of Fire for the Smithsonian Air and Space, Legends of Airpower, and the public television specials Of Moose and Men: The Rocky and Bullwinkle Story and To Paint the Stars: The Life and Mind of Vincent Van Gogh. Aurbach was the U.S. coordinator for the Mentorn-Barraclough-Carey/BBC/Discovery production of The Clintons: A Marriage of Power. He has also worked as a network White House producer, and produced the first interactive DVD‑ROM, Encyclopedia Electronica, a multimedia educational resource. His work has earned a number of domestic and international awards. He has overseen the development of countless websites and web/mobile apps.
Aurbach is involved with a wide variety of community initiatives related to transportation, planning, energy and cultural and environmental sustainability. He serves on the Champions Council for the Coalition for Smarter Growth and the steering committee for Ward 3 Vision, providing guidance for community building, capacity building, and outreach. He also served on the steering committees of Connecticut Avenue Pedestrian Action and the DC Office of Planning’s Neighborhood Sustainability Indicators Pilot Project. He is a Mayoral appointee to the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board.
Paul recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to join Rivendell as COO and Project Manager. Paul has managed several multi-million dollar software system implementations and provides both operational and strategic direction to the company. In previous roles with Stanford University, the National Academy of Sciences, and Bowne & Co. (now owned by RR Donnelley), Paul has managed teams and projects both locally and abroad. Paul holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Stacey Lopez is a Senior Project Manager with PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute. She has over 20 years of Project Management experience in Information Technology. Stacey has worked on several projects with Rivendell in Project Management and Quality Assurance roles including the District of Columbia Housing Authority website redesign and development
Prior to joining Rivendell she worked at IBM for over 17 years Her most recent role at International Business Machines (IBM) was Business Operations Lead for Imaging in the Watson Health business unit, prior to that she lead method development for the company’s project management method. Skills include full life cycle application development and systems integration using quality standards and formal project management methods, tools, and process. Demonstrated ability to manage programs and projects of various sizes and complexities focusing on application development and maintenance. Stacey has extensive experience managing international and domestic teams working toward common goals. In addition, she spent time in Puerto Rico, where she did volunteer work to provide social services to the community, including grant writing and Red Cross Disaster Assessment.
Anmol serves as the technical lead on our biggest projects. As technical lead, Anmol manages a team of over 25 professionals with a wide range of expertise in website design & development, web and mobile application development and system/software architecture. Anmol has worked on over 150+ successful projects for leading banks, educational groups, popular artists and more. Scrum Alliance, Alex Chacon, and HDFC Bank to name a few. He holds a B.E. (Electronics & Communications) degree.
Andrew Sherman is the founder of The Virtual Window, a Bethesda, Maryland digital agency with 25 years of proven experience in developing, launching and managing full-scale web applications, websites, apps and other digital properties for companies across the entire spectrum.
Over the course of three decades, Andrew has worked with companies of all sizes including Federal and State agencies such as the DC Housing Authority, Consulting firms such as Booz Allen, WorkSource Montgomery and many of the largest fitness brands in the industry including Pure Barre, Cycle Bar, 24 Hour Fitness, The AKT and VIDA Fitness.
With a particular focus on the fitness vertical Andrew possesses a deep knowledge of industry software, lead generation pipelines, and API customizations. Managing projects ranging from website builds and software customizations to multi-location software conversions and hundreds of landing page campaigns Andrew is able to provide a full spectrum perspective on several of the issues facing gyms and studio fitness facilities.
With an expansive network of developers, designers and strategists Andrew is able to assemble teams for projects of any size. With a business philosophy founded on the principle that open honest communication (no matter how difficult) and superior responsiveness and customer service are the building blocks for a successful project Andrew strives to bring dedication and commitment, as well as a little levity here and there to every project.
When not attached to a phone or a computer Andrew is an avid reader and music fanatic who enjoys seeing as many live shows as time will permit. He also enjoys chasing his 100 plus pound Newfoundland Smokey around his office and yelling at his 2 boys from the stands as they participate in school athletics.
Mr. Wells is an award-winning writer, producer and photographer. His career includes nearly two decades in network television news and documentary writing, production and management for ABC’s Good Morning America, World News Tonight, America Held Hostage, and This Week with David Brinkley. His overseas experience includes work in 17 countries, including a tour as Bureau Chief in El Salvador and Lebanon.
He has traveled extensively across the United States, writing and producing both news and feature stories for ABC News broadcasts and special programs, Home and Garden TV, The Military Channel, The Smithsonian, PBS, and NBC.
Among his most notable productions are live coverage of the Challenger disaster, Illegal immigration in Arizona, drug smuggling in Mexico and California, and the Dupont Hotel fire in Puerto Rico and the ABC News Special Is America Burning?.
Mr. Wells also helped pioneer the use of interactive media, developing content and formats for a series of interactive educational documentaries for ABC InterActive including histories of Congress and the US Constitution. His Powers of the Supreme Court is now in the reference library of the US Supreme Court. He was later instrumental in creating the content and formats for video broadcasts on cell phones as Supervising Producer of NBC Mobile.
Among his other broadcast credits: As it Happened…America Held Hostage and Richard Nixon, His Life and Times for ABC/PBS, Bob Vila’s Restoring America, Home & Garden TV, Here and Now, WETA (Washington Public Television) Imaging America, (WNET – New York Public Television) Legends of Air Power, (The Military Channel).
He is also a still photographer whose work has been displayed by ABC News, PBS, HGTV, and internationally through Chemonics International.
Promotional productions include Capital Dreams for the Capital Region USA destination marketing organization; Sultana, which raised nearly one million dollars to build and launch the replica of a historic sailing schooner for Chestertown, Maryland; and most recently Writer/Producer for the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, producing internet content to promote the collection and delivery of one million holiday cards to US troops serving overseas and recovering in hospitals.
Mr. Wells has earned three national EMMY nominations, a Silver and two Bronze Telly Awards, an Award of Distinction for Videography, an Accolade, and the Das Golden Stattdor (International Travel and Tourism Marketing Award – Germany). His work is displayed as part of the Museum of Broadcasting in New York and Newseum in Washington.