Founder at Mana HQ
Following a highly successful tenure as Sr. Project Director for two prestigious media properties in Women’s Health, (Every Woman and Every Baby for the prestigious AWHONN.org) Rolston immersed herself in the digital media world, where she focused her content more specifically on the needs of new and expectant moms, and in 2005, her entrepreneurial spirit took over when she launched Real Savvy Media, Inc. Her insistence on high quality content immediately distinguished the brand, “Real Savvy Moms” and won the respect of peers, experts, critics and Fortune 500 brands. Real Savvy Moms won 33 Telly awards for its PBS TV series, which then blossomed into a Webby-winning-digital-platform with a robust Community, e-Newsletters, Webcasts, ‘Ask an Expert’, health tools, savings, contests, and a broad library of high quality original video. As founder and CEO, Rolston was responsible for business partnerships, content direction as well as all company revenue, derived from licensing, ad sales and sponsorships. RSM’s assets sold to Disney Interactive Media Group in 2010.
Since then Rolston has brought her skill-set to help other media companies large and small such as Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG), Mada Digital, NPN Media, www.KnowMore.TV and more recently she has joined a team of award-winning film-makers to produce a trans-media property, Big Belli whose first project is “40 Weeks” – the 1st documentary following couples on their intimate Pregnancy journeys. Rolston is currently the Executive Producer on a groudn breaking TV and video series call the Dr. Gerry Show which Address America Oral Care Crisis and looks at how ground breaking science and new digital technologies are changing the game.
Prior to her career in media, Rolston worked as a choreographer, dancer and actress in Europe and the US. Her company “International ConneXion”, performed in Concerts, Fashion shows, Music Videos, Film and Television with some of the biggest stars in Greece. She has also acted in the Greek TV version of ‘Fame’ called Vanilla Chocolata, several short films and Off-Broadway in Theresa Rebeck’s “Loose Knit.”
Rolston’s unique blend of abilities enable her to envision and roll out new products and campaigns, then manage them to fruition achieving sustained growth. This, complimented by her media contacts and her talent to inspire her team to achieve uncommon results, are the characteristics that have led her to consistently deliver impressive results.
Rolston lives with her family and two dogs in rural New Jersey and enjoys daily yoga, cooking, dancing, theatre and the out-door life-style. She speaks fluent Greek, basic French and Italian, and she’s passionate about sustainability and reminding Americans about the proper spelling and pronunciation of the English language 😉