Our Crew

We don’t always have this much fun at work, just when we’re posing for team photos.

Jake Sturgis

Chief Storyteller
After cutting his teeth in television news, Jake transitioned into the world of school PR in 2002. After doing a bunch of video projects on the side, he launched a full-time business in 2014. He leads the story development for our clients and presents nationally about video, storytelling and social media. Jake is involved with his local Rotary club and recently served as President of the Minnesota School Public Relations Association (MinnSPRA).

  • Video Strategy 95%
  • Project Management 80%
  • Hula Hooping Skills 5%

Jenna Mead

Jenna began as a multi-media news reporter in Southern Minnesota. Moving from in front of the camera, to behind it, she joined the Captivate team in 2014. She’s driven by having meaning in her life, and contributing to the good in the world through stories that make an impact. Jenna collaborates with our clients in all phases of production to help build their story concept.

  • Story Development 85%
  • Interviews 70%
  • #MomLife 100%

Morgan Breker

Motion Graphic Designer
Born and raised in Montana, Morgan is a mountain-lover at heart! She moved to Minnesota in 2015 and joined the Captivate team shortly after. She enjoys using engaging visuals to make complex topics feel simple and fun through the magic of motion graphics. Morgan’s dog Delaney joins us at the office every day.

  • After Effects 80%
  • Illustrator 60%
  • Dogs 90%

Andrew Coons

Project Manager
Andrew’s love of video production led him from New England to the Carolinas and ultimately to Minnesota. He is an award-winning director, published author, and proud owner of a “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug. Andrew joined the Captivate team in 2018 and partners with our clients to make sure projects are successful and everyone stays caffeinated.

  • Video Production 75%
  • Project Management 85%
  • Insane Yo-Yo Tricks 99%

Benji Perez Gonzalez

Benji started his career as a visual media producer in the corporate world. He left seeking to make a bigger impact in the community and found a home when he joined the Captivate team in 2017. His experience as a Mexican immigrant brings a unique perspective to his work and the team.

  • Video Production 80%
  • Post Production 75%
  • Bad Hombre 100%

Nick Barr

Nick initially learned video production as a way to document and promote his musical endeavors. As others took notice and his client base grew, he shifted to prioritize visual media, ultimately joining the Captivate team in 2017. He brings the same care and dedication to craft to creating videos as he uses in songwriting.

  • Final Cut Pro 85%
  • Mixing Audio 70%
  • Lumberjack Skills 100%

Recent Posts

Here are some insights from the Captivate team as they share about insights and trends they are seeing in the industry.  

Rules are Meant to be Broken

Our most shared video doesn’t follow the social media playbook A few months ago our team discussed producing a video that would show some of the battles, struggles and successes high school students face today. These are the internal feelings you’d never know if you...

Podcast: Jake on Faith, Work and Growth

Jake's personal journey over the past five years I was invited to share my story at my church about a month ago. The invitation came after my pastor read my blog about getting my hair cut in North Minneapolis. And how I came to some realizations about how race and...

Customer Service on Location

Videography can be perceived as a profession that relies heavily on technical skills. And certainly, these are prioritized in the craftsmanship we bring to all our videos. But embedded in and woven throughout the technical and editorial requirements is a set of ‘soft skills’.

Let’s connect!

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