Jamie Saari Crawford
Co-Owner, Chief Marketing Officer
Jamie Crawford is the founder of Colorado Video Productions and has more than 23 years of experience in journalism, public relations and marketing. She is an award-winning writer with a genuine passion for the art of storytelling through video. Jamie’s experience in video production is vast with experience in video production and storytelling throughout her previous journalism career. She enjoys all areas of video production; from location scouting to script writing to non-linear editing. Jamie’s gift is her compassion for people and her ability to tell their stories in a way that moves audiences. Above and beyond video production, Jamie’s clients also independently hire her to generate story ideas to pitch to the media to help them receive positive free publicity from mainstream media – TV, radio, print & online news sources.
Caroline W. Tracz
Co-Owner, Chief Executive Officer
Caroline Tracz is Colorado Video Production’s Managing Partner and works directly with customers and team members, making sure the video production process goes seamlessly, from beginning to end. She works directly with our team to match the right video professionals with each project based on experience and passion for the industry or topic. Caroline has studied Entrepreneurial Business Management and for more than 10 years has worked in management, marketing and outreach. Caroline enjoys working with people and takes care of all the important details of each video production job. Caroline’s detailed-oriented, creative and organized style helps each client’s vision come to reality with a video they genuinely love.
Chief Technology Officer
Mario Ricciardi is an experienced team leader with 25 years of software development experience managing mission-critical projects. He has held a variety of IT Titles for large corporate international and domestic ERP software implementations. Mario brings a diverse range of experience in technology ranging from software development through designing and building camera motion control systems. With a degree in Business Administration, he has experience with 3D animation/modeling, visual FX software and numerous remote controlled flying camera platforms (fixed wing/VTOL/VSTOL). Mario revels in tackling complex technical challenges and along with Ryan Adams, is our Movi PRO Gimbal Stabilizer expert. To learn more about the capabilities of our Movi PRO, click here.
Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor, Voiceover
Ryan Adams began his career as a videographer in 2000, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Digital Media. From his base in Austin, Texas he shared his talent as a freelance videographer with National Geographic, ESPN, The Learning Channel, A&E, and The History Channel, and many others. Ryan has collaborated on several pilot series for National Geographic Channel, and Discovery Health that became long-running series. Ryan has a passion for nature and the outdoors, as well as the human element of any story. He relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2016.
Autumn Parry has a passion for videography and the ability to create compelling narratives and deliver stories that affect viewers. Her experience is diverse, from event coverage to in-depth features for well-known Colorado media outlets and American Public Television.
Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Animator, Content Creator
Don Lavender has worked as a video editor, motion graphics artist and general content creator for marketing and PR companies for more than seven years. His experience also includes the St. Louis advertising world, where he ran an in-house video department within a large marketing agency. Having worked on everything from broadcast commercials to Super Bowl spots and everything in between, Don strives to achieve authentic, emotive storytelling while creating an aesthetic wow factor. Clients he has previously worked with include Alamo, AT&T, Edward Jones, Everclear, Post Cereal and Wells Fargo.
Mark Foerster is a freelance animator with over 25 years of animation, video, and illustration experience and expertise. He enjoys developing a positive working relationship with the client in order to bring their visions to life. Animation has always been his keen interest going back to creating stop-motion clay models as a kid. Visualizing the hidden worlds in science and medicine fosters better understanding for patients, doctors, and the general public.
Videographer, Editor, Producer
Janine Trudell’s video production skills and experience include a broad range of formats with various broadcast organizations. Janine possesses a wealth of experience shooting and editing news content for commercial news organizations to documentary-style programs to web material. A creative, passionate and detail oriented story teller, Janine is a people person and believes everyone has a unique story to tell.
Director, Videographer, Editor, Colorist
Tory Maurer is a natural team player and has a passion for finding the heart of the message in every video project he undertakes. Non-linear editing is where he creatively crafts together stories through video, aiming to make the final product authentic and entertaining. Tory enjoys technology and makes a point of always staying up to date with what is new and trendsetting. His creative mind and wide-array of experience in many facets of video production make him a cherished member of our team.
Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor & Voiceover Talent
Brian Lynn’s work focuses on bringing visual storytelling to global markets, forging a deeper connection with audiences and their industries. As both a production coordinator and hands-on producer, shooter, and editor, Brian has spent the last decade interviewing and filming leaders and innovators throughout the world. Brian’s in-depth understanding of online and digital marketing concepts and best practices, as well as his ability to creatively inject empathy into business narrative has kept Brian at the top of his game.
Valerie Mosley is an award-winning videographer and storyteller, with many years of experience in the newspaper photojournalism industry. Her passion is in meeting new people, seeing new things and taking on the challenge of capturing video that effectively conveys the client’s message.
Videographer & Editor
Charles Elmer is passionate about videography and storytelling and is experienced in a wide variety of different elements of the videography industry. Clients he has worked with range from medical to large conference and from education to places of worship.
Vanessa Houk is a commercial and portrait photographer based in Fort Collins. Her creative eye, personality and use of off camera flash lighting creates unique images that are full of personality. Commercial work includes headshots, marketing, modeling & real estate photography. Portraits work in both studio and on location settings. Often clients hiring Colorado Video also request professional photography services and Vanessa helps fill that need for our corporate clients.
Garrett Frazier is Colorado Video’s Account Manager and works directly with customers to promote and educate people about the benefits video production can bring to their organization. Garrett also works on video production in a variety of different areas, from videography to editing to production. He has a degree in Visual Arts from Southeaster Louisiana University with specialization in new media, animation and video production.
External General Counsel
Samantha Peaslee is External General Counsel for Colorado Video and an international business and intellectual property law attorney. She has a J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, an M.A. from Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She is chair of the Denver World Trade Center’s NextGen Steering Committee, Vice President of Programs for the Organization of Women in International Trade and a member of the International Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. For her full bio, visit www.lawpolaris.com.