Our Crew

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

Jake Sturgis

Chief Storyteller
Jake brings nearly 20 years of experience in education and storytelling to the Captivate team. After working directly in school PR for over a decade, he launched a full-time business in 2014. His work has garnered national attention, leading to multiple awards and public speaking engagements on visual storytelling and authentic student engagement.

Learn more about Jake’s story

  • Communication Strategy 88%
  • Client Relationships 100%
  • Hula Hooping Skills 5%

Jenna Mead

Producer
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 purpose 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 build their story concept.

  • Story Development 85%
  • Interviews 72%
  • #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 is Captivate’s official mascot and the most enthuastic greeter in the office.

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

Benji Perez Gonzalez

Videographer/Editor
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 82%
  • Color Correction 75%
  • Bad Hombre 100%

Nick Barr

Videographer/Editor
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%

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%

Recent Posts

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

Destination: Cupertino

Learning from the best at the Apple HQ I love editing video, it’s my favorite part of the production process. I get to take all the interviews, all the footage and assets and create something out of it. Something beautiful and creative; something that moves people....

Can You Hear Me Now?

Getting the attention of local votersPop quiz. How many members of your local school board can you name? City council? County commission? I’m a fairly involved citizen and I’m guessing I could name less than half of my locally elected officials. But ask me who I’m...

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...

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