FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR: MARCUS LYONS
Marcus Lyons, is an award-winning writer and educator, former marketing guru with both NIKE and REEBOK (national events coordinator), and events coordinator with long-term clients across the U.S. He was also the youngest first-chair cellist in both the Pontiac Symphony (MI) and the Jefferson County Symphony (CO). In intervening years, he was a top club and underground DJ after trading in his cello for turntables. For many years, he also worked as a radio DJ at KGNU, Boulder, CO (public radio), KHEN, Salida CO (public radio), KBCO, Boulder, CO (major market station), and KTCL, Fort Collins, CO (major market and college-focused station). He wrote and produced RadioFree Colorado from 1999-2009.
He is columnist for Ark Magazine (arts and culture), Rooster Magazine (arts, culture, and lifestyle), and The Minot Voice (news and current events).
He is active in arts communities across the nation and is sought after for not only his background and experience, but for the ways he has leveraged that history for the benefit of his clients.
VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST & VIDEO EDITOR: MARKUS CROSBY
We support small and big media; production companies, authors, small businesses, large businesses, start-ups, and agencies by helping them in the creative storytelling, design, video, animation, or illustration.
We are copywriters, creatives, directors, videographers, editors, artists, and animators. We produce everything from logos, to graphics, to videos, to animated shorts and strive to incorporate that into anything you are looking for in the media world. We are a group of highly driven professionals that are ready to dedicate their time, specialty and expertise to create award-winning digital media, design, and film. We’ve worked with companies both large and small across the globe.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY: CAILEY MCDERMOTT
I am an international wedding and event photographer, based in Salida and South Fork, Colorado. Telling stories through photography is my passion and joy. I graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont with a degree in journalism and a concentration in photography. I moved to Salida in 2010 and two months later landed a job at The Mountain Mail. Three years later I retired to focus on Phreckles, but I returned to the journalism profession in 2016. I currently write, photograph and manage public relations for The Ark Magazine.
Growing up in the Green Mountains, I first started taking photos on vacations to the ocean and the western mountains. While the marvels of the world continue to pull at me, for now I’m delighted to live among the majestic Rocky Mountains. I specialize in journalistic-style wedding and event photography. I love to laugh, tell jokes (I’m forever working on my comedy sketch routine) and dance until my feet hurt.