Ms. Tanya Topazio



Degrees and Certifications:

Emerson College - BS Mass Communication Apple Certified Pro - Final Cut X Adobe Certified Associate - Premiere Pro Adobe Certified Associate - Photoshop Adobe Certified Associate - Illustrator Adobe Certified Associate - InDesign 2018 Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient 2018 W.I.S.H. Society Honoree

Ms. Tanya Topazio

An aspiring dancer and actress, I'm also very practical and didn't think I could make a living as an artist!  So I decided to attend Emerson College in Boston, MA for Television and Film Production.  I spent my last semester working for an amazing person in Hollywood who became my mentor and taught me so much (still does today!)... enought for me to decide to leave my family and move to Los Angeles.  During that time I worked for Palomar Pictures and Propaganda Films.
Missing my family, I decided to move back to New England where I continued to work freelance production for companies such as VH1, Weller-Grossman, Providence Pictures, Fox Sports, Foxwoods Casino, Speed Channel & NBC.   I also worked full time as a production crew booking coordinator and a high school video production teacher.

So why North Carolina? Over the years I became enthralled with NASCAR and began working at my local track to learn more about the sport and the daily operations of the track and teams. After working there five seasons, and two major races at NHIS, I decided to move south in an attempt to bridge my production background with NASCAR in either Broadcasting or Team Management.

Lo and behold, I am back in education sharing my knowledge with the youth as a Digital Media teacher, and continue to freelance whenever I can.  I also teach five online classes for Mitchell Community College, and own my own small business.  In my "spare" time, I continue my training in acting and teach group fitness classes.