With more than 30+ years in film and video production, Tracy is an award-winning director and brings his expertise in production and marketing to the team on a daily basis. (Translation: He’s the oldest guy here. I mean, the boss.)
In addition to pouring his heart into every project, he enjoys spending time with his kids, being in the outdoors and ruining a good walk with a game of golf. (I may or may not have witnessed this.)
Mykela brings years of management experience to the TCM Family and keeps things running smoothly with our clients and sister companies each and every day. (She’s our GPS, the good Google Maps one, not the terrible Apple Maps one.)
When she’s not busy keeping track of the TCM team, she enjoys cooking, road trips in her Jeep (she doesn’t just enjoy her Jeep, she loves it), and really travel and adventure of any type, including visiting her family in her home state of Pennsylvania.
V.P. Strategic Development &
Senior Lab Advisor
Joe (I’m the one in the middle) is known around these parts as the MacGyver of business. Just give him a paperclip, a map, and his trusty Swiss Army Knife and he’ll find a way to make it happen. (Okay, so I don’t actually carry a knife.)
In addition to figuring out how to bring the team’s creative visions to life, spicing up everyone’s bios on this page, and writing children’s books, Joe loves making memories with his family, visiting the North Shore of MN, and seeking adventures, wherever they may be.
For the past ten years, Ruthie has used her unmatched coordinating skills in the film & television industry, as well as the non-profit and tech industries (I got tired just reading that). She often relates coordinating to traffic control and loves being in the middle of all the action.
So if you don’t find her making lists (and checking them twice), you can find her alongside her husband, chasing after their toddler, or up to her elbows in a creative project.
Hispanic Advisor &
Vanessa’s favorite types of stories to tell are ones that are not safe. With that comes a career of producing documentaries, marketing pieces, and short films that challenge others and herself to live her life a little more boldly. (She’s way nicer than this makes her sound.)
Having fun along the way is important to her (see, we said she was nice), but then again, it doesn’t take much to keep her happy: people, good food, and new places to explore.
Post Production Supervisor
From storyline production, to graphics & editing, to final delivery, Phil stands behind a consistent, industry-leading, digital post-production process that supports all of TCM’s important clientele. (Look at all of that fancy corporate speak.)
When he isn’t working furiously to meet design, editing, and other video deadlines, Phil loves spending time outdoors with his wife, young son, and 2 dogs, attending sporting events, and good sushi. (I mean, who likes bad sushi?)
Dan brings his high-octane personality, ability to handle various aspects of the production process, and an unyielding sense of humor to our team. (Trust me, it’s unyielding… and funny.)
When he’s not wading in the creative workflow (…what did he step in now?), he loves creating memories with his wife and three young sons.
A creative prodigy, Kayla has been editing since she was 13 years old. (Trust us, she’s older than that now.) While comfortable with all aspects of production, editing is her pad, her digs, her abode. You get the idea, she likes it best.
When she’s not bringing her unique style to the edit suite, Kayla enjoys nerding out with her husband watching the latest Star Wars films or superhero movie. They’re also raising the next Princess Leia, a.k.a. their adorable daughter. (The force is strong with that one.)
Born and raised atop the red dirt of Oklahoma, legend has it that’s how Luke came by his naturally red-tinged hair. But beyond his Midwestern charm, he has dedicated his life to the art of storytelling and production. He brings with him an arsenal of skills built upon a bedrock of can-do-ness. (Yes, we just made up a word. He’s that special.)
When he’s not flexing his production muscles, you can find him basking in the joys of life with his two young daughters. Besides his fascination with feature films, his heart yearns for life abroad and he spends his weekends torn between the great outdoors and building computers. Beep, boop, boop, bop, beep. (That’s robot for, “We think he’s cool.”)
Equipment Manager &
A certified tech geek by day, and hockey player by night, Jon is our resident Canadian and brings the TCM nice factor up at least 63.4%.
When he’s not telling us the technical specs of the latest camera, he can be found on the ice, dodging hockey pucks, or spending time with his lovely wife. (She brings our nice factor up another 22.7%.)
Dave brings years of on-set experience for tv commercials, live theater production, and film to TCM. (He also brings years of dad jokes too.)
When he’s not keeping the team in check on-set, he loves spending time with his wife and two talented kids. (Like, super talented.)
With over 12 years of accounting experience, Carol does the job all of the creative people at TCM Creative are afraid to do. (No funny quips here; we don’t want to have to do this work.)
When she’s not taking care of the finances, you can find her sewing, quilting, or chasing her two boys and husband across the countryside of Oklahoma. (Yee haw!)
Research Director – Neuro-Lab
Rosemary Avance earned her Master’s and PhD in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied new media in the digital age. She has published three peer-reviewed journal articles, a chapter in an edited collection, won a nationally competitive fellowship, taught university courses, and presented invited academic lectures and over a dozen peer-reviewed conference presentations. (She’s wicked smart.)
When she’s not managing the day to day research of the lab, designing studies, or advancing our learnings for our clients you can find her with her husband and three amazing kids, raising awareness for mitochondrial depletion disease, or unwinding while watching her favorite TV shows (you’ll never guess which ones.)
Research Assistant – Neuro-Lab
Laina is passionate about the details. She’s dedicated to data integrity and understanding the intangibles behind it. But trust us, just because she loves numbers, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to have fun. (Because she does!) Born and raised in Minnesota, she will bring that Northern charm to any situation.
When she’s not devouring data, or working on developing studies in our lab, she enjoys time with family and friends (laughing… a lot), trying out a new hobby, deep conversations, and taking the world by storm.
Jonathan has produced and directed hundreds of TV commercials and worked with production companies across the U.S. and internationally, all before the age of thirty.
His travels have taken him to 42 states and 28 countries (and he’s still allowed back in all of them). With a wide variety of cultural and international experience, he brings a unique perspective to every project.
Other than being on set, he loves three things: his family, the Packers (cough. Skol Vikings! cough), and McAlister’s Sweet Tea.
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