LA: 818-850-1039
NY: 929-314-1039

Christina Shipp, Branding Stylist + Business Coach

CEO of Accelerated Artist, Christina is strategic and refreshingly direct, and has been working as a one-on-one career coach empowering artists and executives in their presence, packaging, concept, and design for over 10 years. Passionate in speech, she creates and presents workshops at prestigious studios and training programs like SAG-AFTRA, Spotlight Workshops at CBS Radford, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Columbia College, Relativity Media, Syracuse University, and the much needed Minority and Women’s Leadership Conference. Innovates and facilitates lectures in the subjects of Productivity and Time Management, Intentional Branding and Marketing, and Effective Networking Strategies. 

Christina graduated cum laude from the College of Charleston, South Carolina, with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts for Acting and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science for Sociology—dual thesis concentration in the artistry of feminism and race relations. Holds an Acting Degree from the Youth Performing Arts School in her beloved hometown of Louisville, KY.­­


Doug Shapiro, Career Coach NYC

Doug Shapiro, a career coach with Accelerated Artist who has been coaching actors on business since 2008, takes great pride in helping clients master their careers. He is renowned for his ‘FODapalooza’ networking events and monthly e-newsletters. Doug's eight years with Right Management, a company that provides career management services, provided the foundation for his expertise in self-marketing, interviewing and networking techniques. Doug is a guest lecturer on the business of acting at colleges extending from the University of Southern Maine, to Pace University in NYC to Villanova University to Virginia's Shenandoah Conservatory. As a performer, Doug is an expert at creating multiple characters for new musical and voiceover projects and his other work ranges from performing with a fifteen piece 1940’s big band to voicing several characters for Disney’s Finding Nemo: The Musical. Doug graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theater, Vocal Jazz, and Stage Management and has been working steadily in the Boston and New York City markets ever since. His cat is Ricky. His bird is Lucy. His husband is Shawn.


Wendy Elizabeth Abraham, Office Manager

Wendy is thrilled to be a part of the Accelerated Artist team. She's a fierce, problem-solving, gate-keeping Mama Bear. Shell berate you the entire time she's getting you out of a jam. You'll still call her though, because she gets it done!  Wendy sees every experience as an opportunity to grow as an artist. There is nothing she is unwilling or incapable of tackling. Wendy continues to enrich her craft and loves to be a part of LA Theater, film and TV.



Siobhan Doherty, Graphics Designer

Siobhan Doherty is a master of making stuff – all kinds of awesome, delightful, and very specific stuff. As an Actor, Siobhan makes characters like the warm-hearted Ophelia in the nationally acclaimed Hamlet Project, and the fiercely intelligent Catherine in Proof. As a Writer and Executive Producer, she's making the upcoming webseries, Super(fluous), about superheroes in a world filled with superheroes. As one of the lead singers of the Irish Band, Dannsair, Siobhan writes songs and has toured Ireland, Canada, and Barcelona. She makes graphic designs to support the amazing team at Accelerated Artist, and she likes making degrees appear on her wall – as an alumna of PCPA and UC Berkeley, and a recent graduate from UC Irvine with an MFA in Acting. In her everyday life, she likes making tea, making fun, and making time to read.