Meet our Team

We’re an eclectic mix of marketers, scientists, strategists and creators – often wrapped up in the same person.

Director of Innovation

Mike Thomas

After 17 years of R&D and Marketing at P&G, Mike brings passion and experience for breakthrough innovation and new ideas.

Mike Thomas
CEO / Owner

Neal Morris

Neal Morris

After seventeen years at P&G, Neal combined his passion for photography, directing, and product communication to found Upstream 360 in 2001.

Neal Morris
Strategic Creative Director / Founder

Creative Director

Ben Patrick

With previous Digital Agency experience, Ben and his team create powerfully engaging visuals that are aesthetically pleasing and well-designed.

Ben Patrick
Executive Creative Director

Executive Producer

Cindy Hoard

As Executive Producer, Cindy transforms a product’s magic into moving pictures … on set and in post-production.

Cindy Hoard
Executive Producer

Dan Rapp

Dan Rapp

As Creative Director, Dan owns creative copy and works to unleash insights, ideas and stories for internal and external projects.

Dan Rapp
Creative Director

Jeff Ballou

Jeffrey Ballou

Jeff is a critical business and production manager, organizing business, finance, and crew for video programs. He produces too!

Jeffrey Ballou
Executive Producer

Kevin Ungi

Kevin Ungi

Hailing from the UK with a pharmaceutical background, Kevin oversees our account team— connecting our creative efforts with client’s needs.

Kevin Ungi
Executive Director of Client Development

Erica Westerfield

Erica Westerfield

As Associate Creative Director, she collaborates with people to develop design systems, strategies, and processes to do better creative work.

Erica Westerfield
Associate Creative Director

Joe Harkins

Joe Harkins

Once production wraps, Joe and team collaborate with the producer, editor, animator, and sound designer to flawlessly deliver the final product.

Joe Harkins
Senior Post-Production Manager

Elizabeth Cullum

Elizabeth Cullum

As Senior Account Manager, Liz connects Upstream 360 to our amazing clients, and masterfully manages our schedules, timelines, and final deliverables.

Liz Cullum
Senior Account Manager

Jen Gailey

Jen Gailey

Jen brings product stories to life through design and illustration, and is an expert at thoughtful prototyping and creative dialogue.

Jen Gailey
Senior Designer

Vicki Berling

Vicki Berling

As our experienced finance manager, Vicki keeps all the books, records all the invoices, and makes sure we get paid.

Vicki Berling
Finance

Deanna Geer

Deanna Geer

Deanna manages client timelines, final deliverables, and internal schedules, making sure our people and projects are aligned.

Deanna Geer
Traffic Manager

Ryan Chimney

Ryan Chimney

Ryan combines an expertise in social media community management with video editing chops.

Ryan Chimney
Post-Production/Social Media Manager

Tess White

Tess White

Tess is the first point of contact for callers and visitors, setting the tone and perception of the business while supporting our goal to be inspiring and innovative.

Tess White
Associate Producer / Office Manager

Lyndsey Vu

Lyndsey Vu

Lyndsey draws, draws, and draws … bringing a variety of styles to the table – from manga to infographic, technical to collage.

Lyndsey Vu
Illustrator

Helen Su

Helen Su

With a Cleveland Institute of Art degree and experience at NASA, Helen uses 2D/3D animation to illustrate how products work.

Helen Su
Illustrator

Adam Froehlich

Adam Froehlich

Adam’s main expertise is lighting, cameras, and editing. This breadth of skills helps him steer projects from production to post-production

Adam Froehlich
Production/Post-Production/IT

Roland

Roland

Roland brings his love for music into the edit suite, assisting in all aspects of Production and Post-Production

Roland De Blasio
Assistant Production/Post-Production

Patrick Morris

Patrick Morris

As Studio Manager, Patrick manages day to day operations involving production logistics, from building sets to facilitating design.

Patrick Morris
Production

Becky Roetker

Becky Roetker

Becky uses design and illustration to create memorable and effective designs that tell a story for our clients.

Becky Roetker
Designer