The business of developing and licensing animation projects is a tremendous undertaking. And there is specific individuales that carry with them information invaluable to our goal. SoftSpot Entertainment is proud to have the opportunity to work with some of the giants in the entertainment industry as consultants to our success.


Ron Neal

Gerard Baldwin - Contributing Consultant

Gerard Baldwin is one of the original three directors of the landmark television animated prime time series, Rocky & His Friends. Beginning in 1959, and continuing through 1967, Baldwin brought to the small screen the iconic and much-beloved antics of a diminutive flying squirrel and a larger-than-life bull moose. In addition to his time with the Jay Ward Studio, Mr. Baldwin worked at UPA and Hanna/Barbera Studios. In addition he served as producer/director for The Smurfs (series and specials), which were developed and produced by Hanna/Barbera Studios.

Mike Burns

Michael D. Burns - Contributing Consultant

As a Managing Director at Guggenheim Venture Partners, Mike Burns has over 12 years of experience in technology investing and management.  He has had tremendous success as both an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist.  Prior to the Fund, Mike was a Managing Director at TL Ventures, a $1.4 billion venture capital firm, where he focused on the communications and information technology industries.


Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

A conscientious and intelligent professional who exhibits creativity and flexibility in teaching children with learning differences is interested in positions teaching preschool to elementary age children with special needs. She has a B. S. in Elementary and Special Education from Millersville University. She has taught life, language and academic skills through daily living activities to preschool twins with autism, and collaborated with wrap around services and family to develop and implement a behavior plan.