"The Consultants" is a comedic web series about Hastings Consulting, a fictional management consulting company. Whereas "The Office" is bumbling middle management, "The Consultants" is about that back-office nether region comprised of wanna be masters-of-the-universe who work hard, get paid a ton, and treat themselves too seriously!
 
     
 
 
 
Nelson Cheng is a former Product Manager and Product Marketing Manager for Google and Amazon.com. He currently is an advisor to tech startups including Signpost and Miso Media, both backed by Google Ventures, and Slated -- a startup building a technology platform for film financing.

Nelson’s latest project, the web series “The Consultants”, was a 2010 Producers Guild of America’s competition finalist, which he also presented at Dartmouth’s Tuck Media & Entertainment Symposium. He is a graduate of Princeton University and is currently directing a documentary on the business side of being a magician.
   
 
   
 
www.mattcrabtree.com
Matt Crabtree had a blast being one of The Consultants. Matt most recently starred in the World Premiere of Who Lives? at the Pico Playhouse and Frank Zappa's Rock Opera Joe's Garage with the Open Fist Theatre in Hollywood. He recently wrapped the indie parody The 40 Year Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It, popping up as the Verizon Man. LA Stage: (just a few) Twelfth Night, Merry Wives of Windsor, The Boarding House (West Coast Premiere), and LA's Longest Running Comedy, David and Amy Sedaris' The Book of Liz (172 performances) with the Blank Theatre! TV: Bones, NCIS, Hawthorne, Grey's Anatomy, The O.C., Will & Grace (Recurring), Nip/Tuck. Film: Day 21, Corpse Run, A Detective Story, Nine Lives, Knockout. He is currently developing projects through Aggranomic Films and is a founder of www.TheTableReadLA.com.
   
 
   
 
www.alishagaddis.com
Alisha Gaddis hails from the heartlands of Indiana. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, whilst also studying with the La Pietra Players in Italy. Alisha has appeared all over the world- from New York's Broadway Theatres to Australia's Sydney Opera House- from big stages to the small screen. Gaddis stirs up consistent chuckles at the Improv Olympic West, the World Famous Comedy Store on Sunset, Stand-up New York, and Gotham Comedy Club. She can be seen on the internet juggernaut "Summer and Autumn: The Celeb 411.” She also just returned for touring the nation with her one- woman show, “The Search for Something Grand.” She is the currently the Artistic Director of A-list Productions. 
   
 
   
 
http://yasumagic.web.fc2.com/introduction.htm
Yasu Ishida was born in Ube-city, Japan. Inspired by a movie “Patch Adams”, he came to the U.S. to become a professional hospital clown. Earning a degree in theatre arts, he also graduated from Chavez Studio of Magic, the most prestigious magic school in the world. He is a magician member of world famous magic theatre in Hollywood, Magic Castle.
   
 
   
 
Melanie Lora has been hearing for years she should be in "one of those office or legal shows". And here she is. Originally from South Carolina, Melanie has extensive theatre credits on both coasts, starring recently in South Coast Repertory's acclaimed revival of "Collected Stories". She has guest starred in "Castle", "Numbers", "Gilmore Girls" and several independent films; you can also catch her in commercials and on her yoga mat.
   
 
   
 
Erica Rhodes is originally from Newton, MA. She is the star of the popular webseries, 'Upstairs GIrls' and has her own channel called,'Sandyschannel.' She starred in the horror film, 'Plague Town' and she appears regularly on the NPR radio show, 'A Prairie Home Companion' with Garrison Keillor.
   
 
   
 
By being cast in “The Consultants” Darin accomplished his goal to no longer be the only actor in LA who hasn’t been on a webisode. He thanks Nelson Cheng the producer, Jason Buyer the casting director and Tim Berners-Lee the creator of the worldwide web. After growing up in Denver, Indianapolis and Allentown, Darin wanted to pursue a very stable career in life so he decided to move to Chicago and study acting. He graduated from Columbia College with a BA in Theatre and then had the pleasure performing shows at SteppenWolf, Second City and The Barbican in London. He now lives in LA, and has appeared in film, TV, commercials, and live theatre. He also found a missing set of keys in Ben Wilson’s mustache.

   
 
   
 
Migration Pattern: South Dakota – Nebraska – Colorado – Nebraska  - Czech Republic  –
Belgium – Nebraska - New York – California.
Pedigree: BFA Acting, Ithaca College.
Habits: Acting, Eating, Sleeping, Hugging.
Sightings: Film, TV, Internet, Theatre, Real-Life.
Hobbies: Enjoyable Stuff. Shower-Singing Outside of Showers, Polly, Speed-Undressing, Food.
Known Associates: Spouse, Polly. Son, Cyrus.