Andre Savage. Executive Producer/Director
Andre Savage is the Alpha and the Omega of what this part of the region knows as Game Savvy. With over 17 years of experience in the science that is Television/Video Production, Savage began the journey after graduating from The Defiance College with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Mass Media. A word smith with a firm grasp on public speaking. Savage has garnered experience in various markets around the country. From his native Toledo's WNWO & WTVG to ABC Atlanta's WSB, Savage has an eye, ear, and nose for authentic and genuine entertainment. Savage's vision of Game Savvy was realized in February 2007. His simple idea manifested into an artist's quest.
Savage has demonstrated skill in not only TV production, but in recording, Theater, Creative writing, talent management, as well as advertising sales. Recent endeavors, include corporate expansion, branding image and concept development. Efforts in development include Executive Producer credit on several other local TV productions, most recent the popular Health conscious "Fitzone by Erika"(2012). His only goal is and always has been to make the players around him better.
Risa Gouvia. Actress/PR & Marketing/Sales
Risa Gouvia joined the Game Savvy as an intern in Fall 2010. With an extensive background in event/venue promotion and a love for the stage, Risa clawed her way into the spotlight. After shocking the GSL audiences during the 10th Annual MLK Unity Celebration at University of Toledo, she went on to steal viewers and gain fans with her in-your-face interviewing style and shock value comedic timing.
Since her start with Game Savvy, Risa has explored talents in music production/composition as Risa Lovenotez, as well as acting, television production, marketing/Public relations, event promotion website design and more. Risa plans to one day captivate audiences on a national level as well as start her own graphic/website design business. She intends to continue her do diligence creatively with GSL and hopes to expand throughout 2013.
Amy Harmon Race. Sales
Although she never expected to embark on a career in television, in 2012, Amy was introduced to Andre Savage, while working administratively on the set of another one of Savage's creative productions, Fitzone by Erika(2012) with Erika D. White. She quickly took notice to Mr. Savages's eye for talent and level of professionalism and aligned herself with the Savvytelevision brand. Amy's personality caught Savage's attention as well, and in 2013, after the finale of the Fitzone season, Amy made the commitment to work in the Ad Sales department of Game Savvy Latenight. As the newest edition of TeamGSL, she is thirsty for knowledge and looks forward to building her on-camera presence.
Amy's hustle and drive has always been a factor from her youth into adulthood. During a long stint with AT&T, Amy dealt closely with the inner workings of the telecommunications department, as well as developing interpersonal skills in her dealings with customers. As a stay-at-home mom to her of two daughters, Amy made a commitment to be compassionate, positive, free-spirited and generous, which has allowed her to be successful in many ways as an entrepreneur. In 2012, Amy launched her first business, Heaven Lee Body's Spray Tan Salon. With the development of these skills alongside her vibrant personality, Amy prides herself on always thinking of ways to make money.
Danielle Shelmon. Personality
She stepped on stage as Danielle #1... Danielle Shelmon began working with Game Savvy CEO, Andre Savage, in Summer 2009. As a model for Ollie Nicole Clothing, she gained experience in the fashion market. Through building relationships with Ollie Nicole, she was able to network and partner with SNS Management & Consulting. In becoming the Director of Model Management at SNS, she was able to build ties with Savage and his company.
With an alluring look and a background in acting, Shelmon ventured into the entertainment management and exposure of Game Savvy Latenight. In her recent experience, she has expanded her skills, as an on-air personality. Her many hats have included Monica Houston, Bobby NoName's Girlfriend Skittles,' Montana Fishburne, Cari Champion and namely Danni Karee. As you can see she is more than just a pretty face. In 2013, Danni Karee will be transitioning from on-air personality to the Campaign/Ad Sales department.
Tavon Patterson. Stand Up Comedian
Tavon Patterson, stand up talent, joined the Game Savvy Family in 2011. In bringing a raw comedic edge to the show, Tavon quickly made a mark or bullseye with the viewers over a skit to reveal the end of the "No Homo Clause."
Mr. Patterson since then has enlightened GSL fans with various P.S.A's (Patterson Service Announcements), he has shown versatility through acting as well as impersonations of a wide list of familiar celebrities including: Laurence Fishburne, Stephen A. Smith, Chris Brown & Drake. Expect Patterson to take his skills on the road in 2013, catch him captivating audiences on stages everywhere around the country.