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Our Team

Ryan Pratzel holding a rescued dog from Puerto Rico

Ryan Pratzel

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan is Creative Liquid’s founder and chief creative. He holds a BS in Journalism from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Prior to Creative Liquid, he spent a decade working in news at television stations in Ohio, Indiana, Maryland and Washington, DC. In his spare time Ryan is often hanging out with his dogs and volunteering for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  

Trevor Johnson skiing in Jackson Hole.

Trevor Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

Trevor oversees all of our technical operations, including internal infrastructure, IT customer projects & applications and streaming services. He earned his B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Chinese studies from the University of Redlands, in Redlands CA. His background is in Web and Application development (focus on opensource, XAMP) and IT project management in commercial and federal environments. He loves gadgets, and is passionate about accessibility and end user experience.

Julia Cowell being very busy

Julia Cowell

Creative Director

Julia is a producer and the post-production manager in the office, which is the technical way of saying she's here to take care of your project from beginning to end. She graduated from George Mason University in Virginia with a BA in Communications, concentrating in Media Production and Criticism. Her background includes both production and editing, as well as working for two local television stations. She enjoys playing guitar and learning about new graphic design techniques. 

Nick Lewis - Director of Photography at Creative Liquid

Nick Lewis

Director of Photography

Nick is the Editor/Production Specialist for Creative Liquid. He graduated George Mason University with a BA in Film & Video Studies, concentrating in production. Prior to Creative Liquid, Nick was an editor and video creator specializing in corporate work in and around DC. When Nick isn't editing for work or for passion, he enjoys listening to hip hop and watching indie films. 

Ethan Saunders

Ethan Saunders


Ethan is a Video Production Specialist for Creative Liquid.  He graduated from James Madison University with a BA in Media arts and Design with a concentration in digital media and cinema. Before working for Creative Liquid Ethan worked freelance as an editor and graphic designer. When not editing Ethan likes to cook and bake and continue designing digital art.