Welcome

TO HOLIDAY CHANNEL

Delivering holiday happiness 365

About Us

We believe that holidays are festive, full of special traditions, and help bring people together.

Because every day is a holiday, we created a place where people can find joy and happiness, get inspired and entertained, and deepen social connections and optimism.

Founded in 2013, HOLIDAY CHANNEL is a digital media company developing a cross-platform 365 holiday network to reach audiences anytime, anywhere.

We are a multi-cultural lifestyle brand delivering inspiring, informative and joyful holiday-themed content across entertainment, food & beverage, party planning, decorations, crafts, fashion, travel, news and more.

By leveraging and aggregating data and innovation into a single digital platform, we are creating audience engagement that fosters connectivity, community and conversation.

our vision

To be the world’s premier holiday company, bringing the world a portfolio of holiday content, products, entertainment and a great online experience.

our values

We are passionate.
We embrace change.
We are positive.
We have fun.
We collaborate.
We celebrate.

our mission

To spread the power of optimism and holiday spirit through celebration every day.

We are holiday channel.

Leadership Team

We are a team of passionate thinkers, dreamers, and leaders.

Meet the team paving the path to the future of a cross-platform network for all things holiday, all in one place, all year round.

Reesa Ryder

Founder & CEO

Executive Biography

Reesa Ryder

Founder & CEO

Reesa Ryder is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Holiday Channel. Reesa brings 30 years of business management and leadership experience in PR, government affairs, event planning, and human resources. She earned an MBA from Chapman University, a BA from UCLA and graduated from Georgetown University’s International Business Executive Program. Her multicultural experience includes traveling to 30+ countries on 5 continents and working for Coca-Cola in Barcelona, Spain. Reesa also holds an accreditation from Public Relations Society of America and a certification for CORO Foundation’s Public Affairs Leadership Program.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:Valentine’s Day

Favorite Holiday Food:Thanksgiving Dinner — all of it!

Favorite Holiday Drink:Hot Spiced Cider

Romell Foster-Owens

Chief Content Officer

Executive Biography

Romell Foster-Owens

Chief Content Officer

Romell Foster-Owens is the Chief Content Officer for Holiday Channel. She is responsible for content strategy, original programming, and the creative teams. She is an Emmy-award winning producer, director and writer for motion pictures and TV. Romell is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including being selected for Robert De Niro’s Tribeca All Access Program in 2004 and Producers Guild of America’s Diversity Master Workshop in 2009. Romell received an MFA from American Film Institute and a BA from San Diego State University.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:A Christmas Story

Favorite Holiday Food:Peach Cobbler

Favorite Holiday Drink:Margarita

Tamilyn Bonney

VP, RETAIL PARTNERSHIPS

Executive Biography

Tamilyn Bonney

VP, RETAIL PARTNERSHIPS

Tamilyn Bonney is the Vice President of Retail Partnerships for Holiday Channel. In this role, she leads affiliate sales, retail and partnership marketing.  Tamiyn’s professional career in entertainment spans from global retail and partnership marketing to consumer products and digital marketing. She has led major promotions for both film and TV properties for 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal, DreamWorks, Paramount, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures. Tamilyn has managed licensing and merchandising strategies for mass retail accounts like Walmart, Target, and Amazon. Tamilyn holds MA and BA degrees in Behavioral Science.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:Christmas in the City

Favorite Holiday Food:Macaroni & Cheese

Favorite Holiday Drink:Red Velvet Ice Blended Mocha

Steven Jaksch

Finance Director

Executive Biography

Steven Jaksch

Finance Director

Steven Jaksch is the Finance Director for Holiday Channel.  He leads the company’s financial operations, accounting and tax functions.  Steven has 17 years of financial expertise at Charles Schwab and Miracle Mile Advisors.  A trusted advisor and high performing wealth manager, he has managed $300M in assets.  Steven holds a California State insurance license and Series 7, 67, 9 and 10 securities licenses. He earned an MBA from Chapman University, where he graduated with honors and was awarded valedictorian.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:A Christmas Story

Favorite Holiday Food:Stuffing

Favorite Holiday Drink:Hot Buttered Rum

Kripa Koshy

Content director

Executive Biography

Kripa Koshy

Content director

Kripa Koshy is the Content Director for Holiday Channel.  With more than 10 years of global experience developing and producing multi-platform content, Kripa has led creative teams for premium news shows, docu-series, food reality, lifestyle TV and digital media networks with up to 55 million reach.  Kripa has held director, producer, show runner and executive producer positions at AETN’s History Channel, Times Network, CNBC, Ping, and Food Food.  Kripa earned an MBA-MFA in Producing for Film and TV from Chapman University, an MA in Broadcast Journalism, and a BA in English Literature.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:Home Alone

Favorite Holiday Food:Appam & Chicken Stew

Favorite Holiday Drink:Bailey’s Irish Cream

Nick Purdom

Business Development Director

Executive Biography

Nick Purdom

Business Development Director

Nick Purdom is the Business Development Director for Holiday Channel. Nick has 15+ years of experience in strategic relationship management, sales management and business development. He is a top producer with exceptional results in start-up, growth-phase and highly competitive dental and medical device markets. Nick has held leadership positions with Southern Implants, Straumann and Keystone Dental. Nick received an MBA from Chapman University and a BA from University of Maryland. He is responsible for Holiday Channel’s non-sponsorship business development.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Favorite Holiday Food:Eggs La Strada

Favorite Holiday Drink:Eggnog with Bourbon

Hannah Looper

Social Media Sr. Team Lead

Executive Biography

Hannah Looper

Social Media Sr. Team Lead

Hannah Looper is a Social Media Senior Team Lead for Holiday Channel. She maintains Holiday Channel’s social media presence through corporate social media accounts. Hannah launched Holiday Channel’s Instagram social channel and leads our Pinterest social channel. She creates meaningful content including social copy and graphics to increase brand awareness and user engagement. As a senior team lead, she implements and monitors Holiday Channel’s social strategy across multiple platforms. Hannah is a Communications Major at Chapman University.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:Elf

Favorite Holiday Food:Candy Corn

Favorite Holiday Drink:Apple Cider

Madison Garcia

Social Media Team Lead

Executive Biography

Madison Garcia

Social Media Team Lead

Madison Garcia is a Social Media Team Lead for Holiday Channel. She leads the delivery team for Holiday Channel’s TikTok social channel and oversees its digital customer experience. She develops unique social content to build communities, grow brand awareness, and increase user engagement. Madison graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Chapman University.

 


Favorite Holiday Movie:
Halloweentown

Favorite Holiday Food:Candied Sweet Potatoes

Favorite Holiday Drink:Lemonade

Anna Vogt

Social Media Team Lead

Executive Biography

Anna Vogt

Social Media Team Lead

Anna Vogt is a Social Media Team Lead for Holiday Channel. She launched Holiday Channel’s Instagram social channel, leads the delivery team, and oversees its digital customer experience. She develops unique social content to build communities, grow brand awareness, and increase user engagement. Anna is a Communications Major at Chapman University.

 

Favorite Holiday Movie:Polar Express

Favorite Holiday Food:Sweet Potato Pie

Favorite Holiday Drink:Peppermint Hot Chocolate