Jeremey Lavoi || Founder, Director & Supervising Producer
Jeremey Lavoi is an award-winning Director, Writer, and Producer of non-fiction video and specializes in documentary storytelling. He cut his teeth in the San Francisco media market where adaptability and a diverse skill set are essential. That is also why he is an accomplished Final Cut Pro Editor and Colorist. He additionally works as a Director of Photography specializing in DSLR production. His career has spanned television, social media, and documentary film. Most recently, his work has been concentrated in producing Branded Documentary web campaigns and working in Reality TV. He has worked on branded content for Bank of America, ESPN.com, Pandora Internet Radio, Virgin Airlines, Banana Republic, Causes.com, San Francisco Film Society, Redford Center, Institute for the Future, HarperCollins Publishers, Sierra Club, and many others. His television credits include History Channel, Science Channel, Discovery Health, Current TV, and TechTV (G4). Jeremey has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. At his heart, he is a storyteller.
Abby Berendt Lavoi || Founder, Creative Director & Production Supervisor
Abby’s work has been nationally recognized, receiving honors from the Telly Awards, Broadcast Education Association, Colorado State Alumni Association, the Skateboard Film Festival (part of the Seattle International Film Festival) and PromaxBDA. She has worked with various media companies which have spanned the industries of TV, Internet, Publishing, Radio, and Music. Her television credits include MTV2, MTV, TV Land, Nick@Nite, and Current TV. She has an in-depth background in marketing and social media, spearheading campaigns for HarperCollins Publishers, and working in the Sony Music Alternative Marketing Dept. She has interviewed many personalities including John Mayer, B.B. King, Rory Kennedy and Mariel Hemingway, and has coordinated work for high profile figures like Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Desmond Tutu, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Kevin Bacon, and Isabel Allende. Abby’s clients have included Pandora Internet Radio, Bank of America, Weber Shadwick, Causes.com, San Francisco Film Society, Redford Center, Institute for the Future, Blurb, The Sierra Club, Storefront Political Media, Giant Ad Agency and Gilead Sciences. Abby has a degree in Technical Journalism and Communication from Colorado State University. Her fundamental passion is to tell creative, informative, and socially relevant stories.
Thomas Knoll || Customer Development
Thomas is a community architect, community cultivator, and an expert in customer development. While he has a technical background, he prefers to speak in gardening and architecture metaphors. He is inspired by storytelling, psychology, evangelism, architectural theory, social economics, game mechanics, cultural anthropology, compassion, and ants. Thomas is the founder of Clipppr, a Hands-on Advisor for Drumbi, and has worked with Zappos.com, FounderDating, LaunchRock, 500 Startups, NewMe Accelerator, Project Skyway, UserVoice, Seesmic, and many others.
Ben Youngerman || Producer / Shooter
Ben Youngerman is an experienced filmmaker with over 9 years of industry experience. His love for the lens is partnered with a joy in connecting to people and their experiences. Ben has been creating films as a producer, videographer & editor since 2002 and his success is defined by his ability to create intimate relationships that yield fresh, engaging & trustworthy content. While managing day to day operations in the field, Ben also takes pride in maintaining close personal connections to clients both in San Francisco and around the country. Ben has worked with various industries, including small businesses, the arts, documentary, education, travel & more. His past clients include Yelp, Bank of America, The Alternative Board, Vehix.com, Brain Resource, and The Associated Press.
Timothy Palmer || Graphic Design & Animator
Tim Palmer is a seasoned Graphic Designer, Director, and Animator. He has worked with various high-profile companies including Cisco, EVB, Facebook, History Channel, Pandora, TRX Training, Current TV and Razorfish.