Kris is the creator and host of The Animation Network. You can hear his voice on the weekly podcast, and catch his name in the credits of many animated TV shows. He's worked all over Burbank, California at animation studios including Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., and more! Together with his creative partner, they currently have an animated TV series in development at Nickelodeon Animation Studio. For more info, visit his page or email him at!

Cassandra Soliday

Cassie is the editor of The Animation Network's bi-weekly newsletter. From Chicago to Los Angeles, Cassie made her way into the mecca of animation working various roles in TV animation, currently at Disney TV Animation. She's also held many leadership roles encouraging and supporting women in the arts, including her own podcast Ink & Paint Girls. For more information about Cassie or the T.A.N. newsletter, email her at! 

Tiara Little

Tiara is The Animation Network's co-host of podcast episodes with Kris. Originally from the lovely state of New Jersey, Tiara followed her dreams across the country to Burbank where she first started out as a Nicktern. Now, a little more seasoned in the industry, she has moved from Nick Jr. at Nickelodeon over to the Digital Shorts Department and Mighty Magiswords series at Cartoon Network. Tiara is excited to work with the T.A.N. team to bring knowledgeable and inspiring content to fans all over the world and she hopes to meet all of you animation fans one day. For any questions or if you just want to say hello, email her at!

Jeff Sornig

Jeff is the newest addition to The Animation Network team! He assists with managing the social media presence (Twitter and Facebook). Jeff is a United States Marine Corps veteran, and upon retiring in 2012, returned to his native state of Michigan where he rediscovered his love for drawing cartoons and animation. He left Detroit to come to Burbank in February 2016 as a Nickelodeon "Nicktern", and subsequently landed his first industry job as a Production Assistant on Pig Goat Banana Cricket. You can hear Jeff's full story in Episode 56 of Season 3! He is still with Nickelodeon as a P.A. on the new show Pinky Malinky, set to air in 2017. Feel free to send a tweet or tag to @TAN_Podcast on Twitter to say hello!