About Hatch

Hatch Entertainment is an iteration of the modern day entertainment and brand integration agency…a collection of talent with a deep and personal understanding of passion pursuits. We know what drives people and dedicate our business to bringing that knowledge to the forefront of entertainment and brand interaction. Our purpose is to create, convey, translate, and distribute passion into electronic media. We provide everything from the first spark to the end of the broadcast pipeline, and tell compelling stories the world is waiting to witness.

John M. Carter – Executive Producer

John brings 24 years of content creation experience, the past seven spent growing Hatch creatively from its inception. The previous seven were spent at cable sports network upstart OLN (now the NBC Sports Network), culminating as Vice President of Production and Executive Producer. Under his leadership the ten-year old network obtained it highest ratings and revenue with signature production properties such as the Tour de France. Other events included the Professional Bull Riders, the Gravity Games, World Cup Skiing, Professional Volleyball, the Iditarod, Dakar, Pro Tour and Big Wave Surfing, as well as the network’s launch of the National Hockey League. Series programming efforts included “The Lance Chronicles”, “Global Extremes: Mt. Everest”, “Total Bull”, and “The Best and Worst of Barta”. Prior to joining OLN, John Carter produced sports and series content that included the following networks: CBS, NBC, ABC, ESPN, Turner, and Court TV. He also produced and directed commercials for clients that included Proctor & Gamble, Tandy Corp., and Block Drug Co. Awards include two National Sports Emmys.

Alivia Olson – Producer

Alivia was basically raised on a film set, so the passion for the business runs deep in her veins. After some time spent outside of her home state of Colorado at the University of Tulsa and in Austin, TX, she came back to pursue her own career in film and worked on a variety of projects spanning a variety of clients and subjects. This work has taken her everywhere from ships on the Danube to the beaches of the Bahamas to the snowy peaks in Jackson Hole. She is excited to bring that experience to Hatch as an on staff Producer.

Eric Knutson – Operations Manager

Eric offers a wide variety of talents to the Hatch team ranging from website development to production coordinating and he handles a majority of the day to day operations both in the office and on set. After attending the University of Colorado, Eric had the opportunity to work on a few documentaries, Hanna Ranch  and Rolling Papers before finding his way to Hatch. The past 2 years under Hatch Entertainment have been a welcomed learning experience in the television production world.