Who
we are

Meet the Team

Ryan Pratzel, CEO of Creative Liquid

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, CTO for Creative Liquid

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. 

Linus Manchester

Linus Manchester

Director of Photography / Editor

Linus is our Director of Photography / Editor. 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.

Kasi Bumgarner

Kasi Bumgarner

Video Editor

Kasi is one of our Video Editors. She received her B.A. in Film and Video Studies with a concentration in production and minor in history from George Mason University. Prior to joining Creative Liquid, Kasi was a freelance video producer and content creator, collaborating with clients in a variety of industries including non-profit, financial, education, and podcasting. In her free time, she enjoys running and practicing yoga, trying to find her next favorite coffee shop, and creating content for her lifestyle YouTube channel.