Meet the Team
Our team of creative individuals are passionate about our clients. We strive every day to be the partner committed to combining technology and storytelling and creating the messages your company needs to change the world.
Principal & Executive Director
Claire is an Emmy Award-winning Producer, a team builder, and an out-of-the-box thinker. Her wide-ranging experience in video production for network television has drawn many Fortune 500 companies to seek her help in creating multimedia tools to tell their stories. She excels in turning complex material into relevant, compelling content in cutting-edge, digital formats. Claire has won numerous awards for her work, including: National Emmy Award; Peabody Award; US International Film & Video Festival Gold Medal Award; and multiple Telly Awards honoring excellence in video and television across all screens.
Kristin has a background in finance and information technology at Fortune 500 companies. She has managed complex sales pipeline and revenue information, and has worked as a consultant to help improve sales internationally.
John has 25 years experience in digital media leading Sales & Strategy teams at companies ranging from early stage start-ups to Fortune 100 enterprises. He has worked in the digital video space since 2008 helping the world’s leading brands connect, engage, and delight their customers. He feels privileged working alongside such creative colleagues at Cactex and our client teams.
Olive is a talented and award-winning storyteller. A seasoned writer and producer in network TV and radio, she thrives on creating meaningful videos that emotionally connect the viewer with the message. She enjoys collaborating with passionate, creative people. Olive has won numerous awards for her work, including: George Polk Award, Alfred I. Dupont Columbia Award, National Headliner Award for Outstanding Documentary, two-time National Emmy Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Finalist, Telly Awards honoring excellence in video across all screens. After graduating from the University of Texas, Austin, Olive earned a Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Eric has spent over 25 years helping clients realize their goals in corporate videos, commercials, television series, and documentaries. His talent and years of experience have brought Eric many awards. He is able to bring clarity and skill to every video he creates.
Jeff brings an artist’s eye and a storyteller’s heart to his video editing. “When I’m in my zone, it’s just me creating,’’ Jeff says. He’s edited everything from music videos, to documentaries, to national and regional television commercials and corporate videos for high-profile clients.
Alex has experience working for global brands at some of the nation’s top advertising agencies. His specialty is coming up with simple ideas that communicate powerful brand stories. He holds several advertising awards and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Motion Graphics Designer
James is a motion graphics artist with an eye for high level design. He specializes in 3D modeling and animation. His work takes the form of the form of digital media created for television, film, applications and the Internet.
Maggie assists in managing projects from start to finish, touching all aspects of a project. With a background in Philosophy and a strong interest in design, she provides valuable insight and support to keep our projects on track. Her attention to detail and ability to problem solve make her a valuable asset to our team. Maggie is a graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South.
Carolyn is an energetic, strategic, Boston-bred producer, with in-depth industry knowledge and experience across a variety of creative channels. She has produced award winning feature films, and several broadcast commercials for Dunkin’ Donuts, Planet Fitness, and Cosentyx with Cyndi Lauper, and brings the perfect blend of agency know-how with boots on the ground determination to our team in Dallas. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, Carolyn strives to bring creativity and artistry to all of her work, taking stories beyond the screen and transforming them into metaphor. Most importantly, she loves pugs.
Office Manager & Client Services
Claire Rathbun keeps us organized and on task. With a degree in organizational studies, Claire is passionate about developing systems and processes that build team unity leading to smoother projects.
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