Our Team

Ryan Pratzel holding a rescued dog from Puerto Rico

Ryan Pratzel

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan is Creative Liquid’s founder and chief creative. He holds a BS in Journalism from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Prior to Creative Liquid, he spent a decade working in news at television stations in Ohio, Indiana, Maryland and Washington, DC. In his spare time Ryan is often hanging out with his dogs and volunteering for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  

Trevor Johnson skiing in Jackson Hole.

Trevor Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

Trevor oversees all of our technical operations, including internal infrastructure, IT customer projects & applications and streaming services. He earned his B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Chinese studies from the University of Redlands, in Redlands CA. His background is in Web and Application development (focus on opensource, XAMP) and IT project management in commercial and federal environments. He loves gadgets, and is passionate about accessibility and end user experience.

Julia Cowell being very busy

Julia Cowell

Producer & Post Manager

Julia is a producer and the post-production manager in the office, which is the technical way of saying she's here to take care of your project from beginning to end. She graduated from George Mason University in Virginia with a BA in Communications, concentrating in Media Production and Criticism. Her background includes both production and editing, as well as working for two local television stations. She enjoys playing guitar and learning about new graphic design techniques. 

Rebecca Castaneda

Rebecca Castaneda


Rebecca is the assistant editor for Creative Liquid. She earned her M.A. in Film and Media Arts at American University. She has spent most of her career doing post production work for both narrative and documentary filmmaking. While not editing she enjoys photography, baking and a good ghost story!