Our Team

 
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Mikhael Tara Garver

MTG founder Mikhael Tara Garver has created some of the first original experiential content, commissioned by national arts organizations like the American Repertory Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Goodman Theater, Montclair New Work Initiative, and The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Her speaking and thought leadership around innovative Experiential Content - where digital and live platforms work in concert - has been a keynote at the Immersive Design Summit, Switchpoint, and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

Garver began her career making experiential campaigns for Chicago Athletic Clubs - tripling their income and growth strategy over 3 years. Since then she has founded MTG, an experiential studio that creates innovative moving experiences for artists, brands, and social impact. She has built award-winning experiences for AMC Television, The National Park Service, Bloomberg, Serino/Coyne, BBDO, Hormel, Tentrr, & Smirnoff. She has also done work for high-level brands such as IDEO, Facebook, and Virgin. Additionally, she created the advanced program in Making, Directing, and Leadership for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has spoken and taught on Arts and Democracy at North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale, Columbia University, Harvard, DePaul, Montclair State, as well as other universities. Garver was a director on Sleep No More at the ART, is a grantee of the Pop Culture Collaborative, and awarded the International Sacatar Fellowship.

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Max Pava

Max is the Head of Production for MTG. For the past 10 years he has produced and created branded and narrative content for both film and experiential work. Past clients include Facebook, Snapchat, Adobe, and Arian Foster. Beyond his work with SAF, Max recently produced a short documentary, “Cpl. Brittany Jackson’s Smile”, which received a Vimeo Staff Pick and entry into the Sarasota Film Festival. He is also in post-production on ’50 Ways’, a short film starring Tony Revolori.

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Irene Lazaridis

Irene is the Chief of Staff at MTG. Irene is a director/deviser, experiential designer, and producer born and based in Astoria, Queens. She has led dozens of theatrical productions and multi-disciplinary happenings throughout New York City and has been the assistant director to Mikhael Tara  Garver on several experiential projects. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of Make/Shift, a community that fosters makers  in the shift from muse to making. BFA: NYU/Tisch. 

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Muna Ahmed Malik

Muna is the Head of New Media and Entertainment at MTG. Muna is a Visual Storyteller and Creative Director based in Los Angeles, CA. Her passion in photography and film lies in her pursuit to create cultural awareness and understanding. Malik’s work has been exhibited at Northern Spark Arts Festival, MCAD, Artworks Chicago & The University of Minnesota - Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She was the billboard artist for North Carolina for the ‘For Freedoms 50 State Initiative.’ She recently completed exhibitions at the Band of Vices Gallery LA and at the Annenberg Space for Photography LA with Photoville.