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Meet the 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 Creative Director

Julia Cowell

Creative Director

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. 

Justin Dixon - Director of Photography / Editor at Creative Liquid

Justin Dixon

Director of Photography / Editor

Justin is Creative Liquid’s Director of Photography. He earned his B.S. in Political Science from the University of Maryland and his M.S. in Integrated Communication from Mississippi College. Prior to Creative Liquid, he served as a U.S. Marine Corps videographer and later worked in the news industry and public affairs field. He enjoys spending time in nature and listening to R&B music.

Linus Manchester

Linus Manchester

Video Production Specialist

Linus is our Video Production Specialist. He graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a BA in Film & Media and German Studies. Before joining Creative Liquid, Linus was a freelance filmmaker, creating content ranging from wedding videos to short documentaries. In his free time, he enjoys being active outdoors, reading books about history, and shooting 35mm film.