The Creative Team

Daniel Montano

President and Captain of Creative Teams

Daniel leads the firm’s team of professionals which include branding professionals, marketing experts, digital designers,  computer specialists and e-Commerce professionals. Daniel’s expertise lies in print, website branding, conceptual development of eMarketing & eStrategies along with eCommerce solutions. He has a B.F.A. Degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO and studied design at the Institute of European Studies, Vienna, Austria. Daniel also is a film producer/director for Elevation Creation’s HD film projects at our sister companies and

Jared Quintana

Jared Quintana

Creative Director & Website Guru

A Colorado native, Jared received a B.F.A. degree with his emphasis in Digital Media from Colorado State University. As our website designer for over eight years, Jared has created outstanding websites for our national clients, local nonprofit organizations, and numerous small businesses. Jared has a passion for website design and other creative endeavors. His contributions at Elevation Creation are many. He is an expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. He is currently designing mobile applications for clients who need solutions on the go along with filming and editing videos for our sister companies and

Mike Forbus

Marketing Guru & Renaissance Man

Mike is a long time Elevation Creation partner, who has literally been around the world. Upon his recent return from five years living and working in China in at Brand Focus China, he helped us with West Coast projects in Los Angeles. Having worked with national and international clients such as Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble, Hillshire Farm, Monsanto and Vie de France Bakery Yamazaki, he brings a wealth of strategic planning and marketing expertise to our team. His experience includes working in the technology space with early stage companies, venture capitalists and investment bankers to assist management teams in launching new companies and technologies.

Joe Redifer

Filmographer & HD Editor Wizard

Joe has over a decade of experience in film and video editing. He loves to stay on the cutting edge of this magical medium by utilizing widescreen formats. He intimately knows the inner workings of Final Cut Pro HD as well as other applications, such as DVD Studio Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Compressor. He is also an expert at advanced color film techniques. Joe strives for only the best possible results at all times for every project he encounters.

Madeline Shefferly

Director of Client & Consumer Connections

Madeline is a dynamic results-focused senior marketing professional with over 26 years leadership expertise and a verifiable record of achievements in marketing multi-million dollar revenue streams, resulting in explosive growth and business profitability. Madeline brings highly-effective marketing and sales strategies that enhance products and services that facilitate positive changes in revenue streams. She has worked with clients such as Charter Communications Comcast, AT&T, DirecTV, Coinstar, Hunter Douglas, and Time Warner.

Josh Vogt

Copywriter & Creative Content Dynamo

Josh Vogt values creativity, efficiency and quality, for every client, and any media. He recognizes that words aren’t meant to just fill the white space around flashy images, but are powerful and vital elements in any outreach effort. With a B.A. in Human Communication, he was accepted into the NYU Publishing Institute and went on to work for Simon & Schuster, where he gained a wider perspective of publishing, advertising and marketing. Josh embraces the challenge of writing for websites and blogs, email, social media campaigns, and traditional marketing plans while also pursuing his love of fiction.

Douglas McMullin

Governor of Finance

We are pleased Douglas has a special knack for numbers and balancing budgets. This is one reason why he is a perfect fit for Elevation Creation. He has a background in resort management, and the restaurant and beverage industries. This knowledge has assisted Elevation Creation in managing our client’s campaign budgets in these arenas. Doug has a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Our staff and our clients also enjoy the fact that he has great taste in wine and is our own sommelier!

Paula Ruelas

Astonishing Voice Talent & Model

Paula is an extraordinary voice and acting talent that effortlessly communicates brand messaging through print, video and audio campaigns. We are very proud to work with Paula as our radio, video and on-camera narrator.

Paula is a graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver where she has a degree in Hospitality Management and a Minor in Speech Communications. Paula has worked with the Met Report, The Universities News Station in as an Anchor/Reporter. Paula has also worked as an Executive News Producer but really loves acting and helping us create Kickstarter promotional commercials.

Christopher Guillot

Narration, Music & Sound Magician

Christopher is a skilled musician and music producer with an eclectic sensibility and diverse style. He holds a B.A. Degree in Audio Engineering/Music from the University of Colorado. Elevation Creation works with Christopher at Cherry Sound Studios to create music sound beds for our clients HD videos in addition to creating logos, web and marketing solutions for musicians.Christopher has advanced knowledge in digital editing, MIDI sequencing, signal processing, mixing and sound design. He is an expert at Cubase, Reason, Waves and Sound Forge. He can produce everything from voice-overs and jingles to trademark sonic images, sound environments and soundtracks.

Jeremiah Zentz

Video Editor, Social Media & Events Broadcaster

Jeremiah has been shooting and editing digital film for over a decade. Jeremiah won a coveted international internship with Atomfilms, where he was first introduced to Final Cut Pro and Canon professional digital equipment. Since then Jeremiah has worked with artists across the United States and around the world. It’s innovation and uniqueness that Jeremiah brings to a project. He is also a master of live blogging during filming shoots, promoting your event instantaneously using the Internet and broadcast media. He enjoys filming for our sister companies and DenverDronePros.come

John Mueller Productions

Phenomenal Photographer

John Mueller studied commercial photography at the Art Institute of Colorado, and then worked in New York City for a variety of exceptional photographers. John returned to Denver to establish his studio conveniently located in HiLo. He has worked with Daniel Montano and the Elevation Creation team for over 15 years. John specializes in corporate and commercial photography, environmental portraiture, and product photography. His clients include such notables as The Cherry Creek Mall, Denver Health, Harley Davidson, and numerous CEO’s. John is a great creative collaborator ensuring unique and exceptional photos for our clients marketing campaigns.

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