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 for Elevation Creation’s HD film projects.

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 six 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!

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 our Asia subsidiary, Brand Focus China, he is now heading up our West Coast expansion 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 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. He will soon complete his 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 May 2011 as an Anchor/Reporter. Paula has also worked as an Executive News Producer.

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.

Johnny Morehouse

Prolific Video & Film Producer

Johnny received his B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Denver. He continued his film studies at the University of New York and the North West Film Center in Portland, Oregon. He excels in direction, camera operation, scriptwriting, and editing. Johnny loves to shoot and edit music videos and documentary-style work, but his true passion is the thrill of getting to use a camera any chance he gets.

Matthew Moodie

Phenomenal Photographer

Matthew studied fine art and industrial photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Though Matthew specializes in sports photography, environmental portraiture, and event photography, Matthew sees the world through the lens and wants to photograph everything. Skilled both in the studio and on the fly, Matthew is an adept photographer who believes in capturing the best photo and making it even better with technology. Matthew believes in a collaborative creative process and works to ensure client satisfaction through an open communicative approach.

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