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Our Team

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
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
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. 

Zack Gross
Director of Photography

As director of photography, Zack’s in charge of making our videos look beautiful and coordinating our crews. He earned his B.A. in filmmaking and minor in photography from George Mason University. When not on set for Creative Liquid, he spends much of his time making his own short films. He just can’t seem to get the filmmaking bug out of his system.

Caleb McFarland
Assistant Editor

Caleb assists with audio and video editing and maintaining a streamlined approach to logging and archiving. He has been interested in AV ever since he was a kid when he would make music and movies with his older brothers. Caleb also loves to travel and has backpacked around parts of Europe trying to find new and exciting experiences wherever he can.