Tanaya believes in the founder's mentality and sustains that on anything that she chooses to work on creatively. Having a strong interest in the entertainment industry at a young age, she got her first multimedia job at the age of fifteen where she shot and edited local events. Afterward, she decided to continue learning at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she received a Bachelor's in Film & Video Production. In addition to her college education, she's received training for comedic improvisation at the renowned UCB Comedy in Los Angeles as a supplement to her comedy writing and video content. In her 10 years of experience, she has been able to put her personal stamp on every project that she's touched from film, television, and commercials to virtual reality, video games, and music videos. These experiences have taught her several multi-varied skills that she utilizes in any role that she fills.
In her downtime, she live-streams comedy, cooking, and gaming content. She also writes, improvs, and voice acts for a podcast called Mass Effect: Adventum, a D&D Tabletop RPG Narrative podcast. By and large, she's a health/fitness advocate who enjoys hiking and nature photography as hobbies to keep her creative and balanced. Her main aim in life is to entertain people through comedy and thought-provoking discussions. Overall, she wants to ensure that people find avenues for betterment in all
facets of life.
Currently, she resides in Los Angeles where works as a Freelance Video Specialist for companies like Blavity, FujiFilm, Jubilee Media, and currently at Rock the Bells as a Director, Editor, and Producer. She's worked as a salaried employee for InteractiveOne, a NYC-based company behind brands like Bossip, GlobalGrind, and MadameNoire as well as AmazeVR, an L.A.-based virtual reality interactive media company.
*Additional freelance clients include BET, Danon, EPIX, Essence, MTV, MTV2, and NBC Peacock Productions.