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Meet our team


Nina Shelton is founder and CEO of Crossing Barriers. With decades of experience, she is an award-winning producer, writer and director having worked for HBO, Hallmark Channel, PBS, Disney and others.

She's developed and created over a dozen of scripted and unscripted content and has produced hundreds of hours of programming.

Nina was a fellow recipient of the American Film Institute (AFI) Digital Content Lab. She was also a New Media Fellow with the National Black Programming Consortium through the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.


Nina is currently a PBS producer with Arizona Public Media in Tucson, while earning a Masters in Entrepreneurship with the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. She received a BFA from New York University.

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