OUR AWARD-WINNING CREW IS RELENTLESS IN REACHING GOALS BEYOND OUR CLIENTS’ EXPECTATIONS.

Our Crew

Jennifer Schlieper - Co-Owner & Creative Director

Photo Credit, Emmai Alaquiva

Jennifer Schlieper

Director, Creative Director & Co-Owner

Emmy-nominated, award-winning filmmaker, director, producer and writer, Schlieper didn’t start her career in film. She cut her teeth as a Creative Strategist at one of the largest PR firms in the world launching products and services for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 power brands. Making a leap into the corporate side, she led GNC’s global marketing efforts as one the youngest female senior executives.

Flying Scooter was born in 2017 out of a need to do something that mattered for those that mattered. The intent is to impact through client partnerships, mission-based non-profits and stories silenced by those that fear the truth. Schlieper has written, directed and co-produced with Gumpf, hundreds of stories in the last seven years. The Ocean-Five Years is their first festival film release slated for early 2024.

Schlieper continues to lead strategic initiatives for their clients and has helped raise millions of dollars and tell the stories of Pittsburgh’s homeless and underserved children.

She sits on the board on The Beauty Restores Foundation and The Amelia Project.

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Courtney Gumpf - Co-Owner & Producer

Courtney Gumpf

Producer & Co-Owner

Emmy-nominated, award-winning Executive Producer, Courtney Gumpf’s career began behind-the-scenes in movie making, casting on films such as Perks of Being a Wallflower, Out of the Furnace and Dark Knight Rises. The jump to producing was the natural progression, working to manage production teams for clients like FedEx, Giant Eagle and PA Lottery.

Today, along with Schlieper she is the co-founder of Flying Scooter Production and co-produces commercials, documentaries and short & long-form media for some of the largest regional and national brands and non-profits, helping raise millions of dollars.

Gumpf leads the digital marketing team, securing and converting thousands of leads for clients in all sectors.

She sits on the board for The Pennsylvania Film Industry Association (PAFIA) and The Amelia Project.

“There is no “one-size fits all approach.” Our success is predicated on our client’s success. There are no short-cuts. We do the work to ensure the work – works. It’s that simple.”

Jenna Bunk

Marketing Manager

Jenna joined the FSP team in 2021 as Marketing Manager. Her background is steeped in film production, event production and marketing consumer products with a specialty in female marketing. She has helped raise millions of dollars for non-profit organizations and has a heart for connection and helping others. Jenna is an integral part of leading day to day production and assists in leading the digital team.

Max Tilley

Max Tilley

Graphic Designer

Max is a graphic designer/communication artist, illustrator, planogramer & animator, who loves what he does. He joined the FSP team in 2020 and has worked with a wide range of clients from small businesses to large corporations. He has a passion for exploring different creative ideas through sketching & helping organizations come up with original forms of communication and make a positive impact. In his downtime, Max enjoys going to the movies, spending time with family & friends, and exploring the world around him.

Megan McGregor

Freelance Web Developer

Olav Carter

Olav Carter

Marketing Intern

In addition to being a Marketing Intern at Flying Scooter Productions and a Carnegie Mellon Film graduate, Pittsburgh native Olav also works as a Director of Photography and on-set Production Assistant in his spare time. After appearing as an extra in Manhunt: Deadly Games and working on projects such as Billy Porter’s Anything’s Possible, Netflix’s The Deliverance, and Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto, Olav became determined to delve into the creative side of filmmaking, taking part in every aspect that he could behind-the-scenes, from concept to screen.

Brooke Bauer

Brooke Bauer

Marketing Intern

Brooke joined the Flying Scooter team in the fall of 2023 as an intern participating in Duquesne University’s Spirit of Community Scholars Program. The program is dedicated to providing select students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working within the non-profit community located in the heart of Pittsburgh. Brooke is specifically geared to work with our newly established non-profit, The Amelia Project. In addition to this, she is currently a freshman in the Discover Business – Undecided program at Duquesne. Brooke is excited to have the opportunity to explore and learn new skills from the Flying Scooter team! In her free time she likes to spend time with friends and family in her hometown of Buffalo, NY.

Sissi Hai

Sissi Hai

Marketing Intern

Sissi joined the FSP team in the spring of 2024 as a Marketing Intern. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh studying Marketing & Supply Chain Management and pursuing a certificate in Leadership & Ethics. During the course of her internship, she will be assisting the team with marketing research projects, the Amelia Project, social media/digital marketing for FSP, as well as the Fifth and SmithField project. She is passionate about media, advertising, campaigns, and PR, eagerly seeking opportunities to learn and contribute to the team! In her free time, Sissi enjoys golfing and snowboarding, as well as spending quality time with her friends, family, and her golden retriever Lily!

Kira Hutton

Kira Hutton

Marketing Intern

Kira joined the FSP team in the fall of 2023 as a Marketing Intern. She is a senior at Duquesne University with experience in digital marketing, sales, and graphic design. Throughout her internship, she has been newly exposed to the production process (films, commercials, events…). Her duties for us include contributing to the research and collaboration with film festivals, distribution companies, sales agents, and grant opportunities to increase opportunities for our documentaries.

In her free time, Kira enjoys reading, exercising, and exploring the world with friends and family.