ECU alumna seeks out doomsday preppers

Brooklyn Bagwell (Photo courtesy of National Geographic)

Brooklyn Bagwell
(Photo courtesy of National Geographic Channel)

By Steve Tuttle
ECU News Services

East Carolina University 2011 graduate Brooklyn Bagwell is casting director for the hit television show “Doomsday Preppers” that airs on the National Geographic channel.

She began as a production assistant in 2011 at Sharp Entertainment in New York, which produces the show for the network. She became casting director in the show’s 2012 season. The third season begins airing this fall.

A native of Marion in western North Carolina, Bagwell’s degree is in apparel and merchandising design, but she said in an interview with Asheville’s Daily Planet that she had always wanted to work in television. She said she uses the phone and the Internet to finds the preppers featured on the show. She said she also goes to prepper conventions such as the Sensible Mountain Preparedness Seminar in Asheville.

Bagwell earned an ECU degree in merchandising through the College of Human Ecology.