Who ‘ya gonna call?
No, it’s not the Ghostbusters.
When a job calls for more resources than what I can handle all by myself, I’ve rounded up the best creatives to come in and lend a hand or two.
Meet My Creative Partners
Developer & IT Support
Michael Bren co-founded Crown Point Solutions in 2003. Prior to starting the company, he was Manager of Web Development for National Technological University, a fully accredited online university dedicated to providing Master’s Degrees in Engineering and Computer Science.
Mike earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University in 1996. After graduation, he went on to work at Hewlett-Packard for over four years, serving as a market research analyst.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys the outdoors, camping in the summer and skiing in the winter.
Developer & IT Support
Seth Daire, Developer and IT Support
Also from Crownpoint Solutions, Seth Daire joined CPS in 2004 after returning from living and working in New Zealand. Previously he had worked in technology roles with organizations such as Fujitsu New Zealand, the Poudre School District, and National Technological University.
Seth has a B.A. in Speech and Radio Communications and an M.A. in International Human Rights.
When not at work, Seth enjoys exploring unfamiliar places, skiing down mountains, and conversing over specialty coffee.
Web & Print Designer
Hailey Day, Web Designer
Hailey is an accomplished website designer, developer and graphic artist. Her 20-year career as a digital artist has spanned many industries — everything from forensic animation to wine blogs.
But no matter how many times she has said to herself well, this will be different, she always brings the same winning formula: artistic aesthetic, technical know-how, and a no-nonsense work ethic that makes her the antithesis of a flashy agency.
Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, she now lives in Denver’s Central Park neighborhood (formerly Stapleton) with her husband (a wine writer and content strategist) and their two daughters – Varenna and Lamorra.
Videographer, Photographer, & Social Media
Kyle Miller, Videographer, Photographer, & Social Media
Kyle Miller is the Owner and Creative Director at Timber Reel Productions, a Portland, Oregon-based production company.
Timber Reel produces consistent, purposeful photo and video content that represents a company’s goals and target audience. The content produced consists of commercials, photography, scripts, informative and social videos, animations, and much more.
Along with his love for photography and videography, Kyle enjoys hiking, camping, rock climbing, traveling, cats, and exploring nature.
Print & Packaging Design, and Brand Strategy
Daina Penn, Packaging & Print Designer, Brand Strategy
Daina grew up in Longmont, CO, and has worked in the Denver area for over 25 years as a graphic designer and design consultant. Along with her passion for design, she loves music, cooking, traveling to other countries, and hanging out with friends and family. She enjoys visiting local markets in foreign countries. Her love for package design comes out when she visits these markets! “I could literally stand there for hours, looking at the different packages, designs, fonts, and colors,” says Daina.
Creative through and through it shows in every part of her life. Whether she’s writing and illustrating a new story for a children’s picture book, creating a brochure for a new client, or developing an awesome package for a new product, or developing a brand strategy she feels it’s what she was put on this earth to do.
Videographer, Proofreader, & 3D Renders
Randy Penn, Videographer & 3D Renders
Randy has been producing video and motion graphics for over 30 years. Along the way, he added photography, 3D modeling and animation, copy editing, WordPress, and assorted other digital media skills to his toolbox. He is proud of his Texas roots but enjoys life in Colorado. If he’s not working or enjoying sports, you might find him at a lake or on a summit in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Gwen Gray, Principal Sugarloaf Content
Gwen Gray, founder of Sugarloaf Content, is who to turn to when you need words that travel. In her two decades as a copywriter and content creator for tourism organizations, she has inspired and informed millions of travelers in partnership with global clients like Brand USA and local destinations like Visit Boulder.
Gwen lives in Lafayette, Colorado, with her husband, tween daughter, two cats and a hamster (lord help her). When she’s not paddle boarding mountain lakes or hiking her favorite Boulder trails, you’ll find her outfitting their pandemic-purchase camper and planning her family’s next adventure.
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