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We’re a team of video industry veterans who’ve participated in a huge range of productions, with a burning desire to use our extensive experience to make it dramatically easier for you to book 1ˢᵗ rate video crews and professionals. We don’t just respond to your needs; we anticipate them.

Meet the team that transforms the way you book video crews.

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Heidi McLean

Michael

Michael Harder

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Aleah Williams

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John Clark

Jane

Jane Euell

Maddy

Maddy Schumacher

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Cody Thibault

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Brittney Clark

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Danette Keener

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Himanshu Goel

Liz

Liz Kendric

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Lisa Cobb

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Ben Lundberg

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Chris Wright

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Eric Overbey

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Michelle Bowersox

Catherine

Catherine Caldwell

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Sadie

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Heidi McLean

President & CEO

With a unique blended background that includes experience on both the client and freelance sides of corporate video and broadcast news production, Heidi has a natural gift for seeing the big picture.

For six years, Heidi worked with CBS News as a freelance audio technician, gaining indelible insight about how the industry could be improved. Since then, she has filled an industry-wide void by establishing Crew Connection in 1989 and PayReel in 1995. Today, thanks to Heidi, it’s never been easier for companies to outsource the recruitment, management, and payment of freelance video and media professionals.

Heidi is a wanderer with an appetite for good food, fresh powder and world travels. Time with her husband and two daughters is one of the simplest joys of all. To Heidi, Colorado is the bee’s knees — a great place to raise a family, start a business, and invest in wildlife preservation efforts.

Something Else: The in-house Cake Boss, Heidi bakes the most delicious custom birthday cakes for every team member on their birthday.

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Todd Keener

COO

A self-proclaimed geek with a proven business acumen, Todd began his career by launching one of Colorado’s first internet service providers in 1993, growing it to one of the largest in the country, and ultimately selling it to publicly traded RMI.

A CTO, COO or CEO for 14 years, Todd has continued to combine technology, especially software development, with leadership and his love for business strategy to help grow several companies, including Arrival Telecommunications, 3C and American DataBank.

Todd received his MBA from UCLA but was born and raised in his beloved Colorado. Todd’s version of heaven is watching baseball under a summer sunset with his wife and three children — each of whom root hard for the Rockies, the Broncos and UCLA (of course!).

Something Else: Todd was two-time City of Denver Diving Champion.

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Michael Harder

Client Relationship Manager

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Whether that’s relocating to Colorado before finding a job, revamping payroll tracking from a thousand separate sheets into one big master spreadsheet, or brewing his own beer, Michael is going to figure out how to do it. Day to day, he manages onboarding new hires, processing payroll, and invoicing. All while keeping a notoriously spotless desk, to boot.

On the evenings and weekends, things might get a little messy in his pursuit of the perfect homemade pasta noodle or smoked meat. You’ll have to go somewhere else for your favorite baked goods though. Looking for Michael? You’ll often find him outdoors —snowboarding in the winter or camping and hiking in the summer.

Something else: As a certified bbq judge through the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS), Micheal’s stamp of approval at your next neighborhood bbq carries a little extra weight.

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Aleah Williams

Crew Coordinator

Before joining the Crew Connection team, Aleah was a Line Producer at Starz Entertainment. She has the people skills of a diplomat and the organizational skills of an event planner. At Crew Connection, she puts all that expertise to work connecting clients worldwide with the best crews for each job and keeping everything running smoothly on both sides of every production.

Aleah needs every ounce of her impressive organizational and people skills for her newest role: Mother to a very adorable baby girl.

Something Else: Before playing a role behind the scenes, Aleah’s career included a stint in front of the camera as a Disney Character Performer as the adorable Chip from Chip and Dale at Walt Disney World.

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John Clark

Sales Account Executive

After graduating from Colorado State University, John went straight to work in television production and never looked back. Prior to joining the PayReel Colorado team, John was fortunate enough to work on shows for the Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and the National Park Service.

John is a member of the rare species known as “Colorado Native.” Not one to shy away from his Colorado roots, you’ll find John where the powder is. The mountains and ski slopes are his favorite playgrounds.

Something Else: John is a proud lifelong apiarist with a deep passion for all things bees.

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Jane Euell

Assistant Controller

Jane is ultra practical and responsible—with a mind bent for tackling challenges. These qualities serve her well in her work, where she coordinates team members’ duties while also understanding their frustrations and concerns. Staying ahead of everything in a world of dollars, cents, and filing deadlines means digging in, looking at what resources you have available, and prioritizing.

These skills don’t stop in the office for Jane. As a farm kid, she learned how to sew and shop and take care of all the needs for the whole family at a young age. She had to. But when she could choose the life she wanted, she chose Colorado—and ALL the action associated with the famously active state—bike riding, kickboxing, and more. When she was sidelined by a hit and run accident and was never expected to walk again, all of her life training kicked in. After two major surgeries, she started physical therapy. She got up early to do extra rehab and was back to work in a month and back to walking and riding bikes before the year was up. There are many things in life we can’t control, but we can control our own choices. Jane chooses to laugh at herself and put in the work to live the best life she can.

Something else: Jane believes that no matter what happens, something good can come out of it.

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Katrina Shepherd

Client Relationship Manager

Katrina was a Senior Payroll Specialist for five years at an Employer of Record and Payroll Company and applies the expert knowledge from her previous role to her new role at PayReel. Katrina is a master in the world of payroll and worker classification and treats her clients at PayReel to top-notch customer care.

Katrina certainly devotes herself to her clients while at work, but her three kids, husband and their three dogs are everything to her.

Something Else: Katrina’s penchant for country, rock, hip hop and pop music takes her to a concert at least once a month. That’s a lot of music.

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Maddy Schumacher

Crew Coordinator

It’s not every day you’ll meet such a young, well-rounded “old soul” as Maddy. While her interests are well beyond her years—black and white movies, museums, and art history, anyone?—they serve her well in her work. That’s because working behind the scenes on productions brings Maddy into contact with everyone from the best video crews in the world to Nobel Peace prize winners. On the weekends, you’ll often find Maddy skiing, riding horses, or in front of a canvas with a paintbrush in her hand.

Something else: Be careful what you say around Maddy. You may end up in one of her dozen or so journals of interesting quotes she hears in daily life.

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Brittney Clark

Client Relationship Manager

Previously a Project Manager at a software company for 12 years, Brittney’s passion for helping customers and creating relationships has been a long-standing part of her professional life. In her current role, Brittney works with PayReel’s clients and employees to make everyone’s lives a little bit easier and to get everyone paid quickly and smoothly.

Brittney’s interests span far beyond building strong relationships. She has a knack for creative talents and loves spending her time outside of work taking pictures on the weekends with her family, sewing for her twin daughters and spending quality time with her children and husband.

Something Else: Brittney wears flip-flops year-round. Yes, even in Colorado.

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Michelle Bowersox

Client Relationship Manager

From driving PayReel’s paperless initiative and converting clients and employees to the PayReel online system to helping develop new payroll products and services, Michelle is all about making sure our clients have the best possible experience.

A true Colorado native, Michelle also enjoys spending time with her family, rooting for the Broncos and learning more about her home state’s history.

Something Else: Michelle’s house is a local legend on Halloween – it’s always the scariest house in the neighborhood.

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Cody Thibault

Sales Development Representative

Previously a Marketing Coordinator for Three Points Center and a high school football coach at Valor Christian High School, Cody brings a wide array of skills to his role as a Sales Development Representative at PayReel. He has an outstanding knack for building solid relationships and this serves him well in his professional life.

Whether skiing, hiking, working out or playing sports, Cody’s favorite place to be is outside. When not reveling in the Colorado outdoors, Cody can be found either planning his next trip or jet-setting around the world. With three continents under his belt so far, Cody plans to visit the rest as soon as he can.

Something Else: A true movie buff, Cody sees 20-30 movies every month in theaters and online and knows lines from more films than you’ve probably heard of.

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Liz Kendric

Client Relationship Manager

Liz has never lived far from the mountains. She grew up in Aspen, Colorado and then ventured to the foothills for school at CU Boulder. There, she studied human resource management. The major points to another great passion in her life—helping people reach their goals. Her daily work with PayReel means Liz spends her days right in the midst of the mountains she loves and supporting clients through events, projects, and new roles.

Outside of work, she enjoys electronic dance music and spending time with her two big dogs—Pryda and Juna—both appropriately named after musicians.

Something else: Don’t be surprised if you see Liz standing around with a seemingly random group of people in a seemingly random place. Pokemon Go has a way of making funny situations for its players.

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Himanshu Goel

Tech Product Owner

With an array of experience spanning scrum master, product owner and agile method of software testing and development, Himanshu plans, prioritizes and delivers solutions to ensure PayReel aligns with client needs and variable market environments.

By rolling out bi-weekly updates he is able to provide every user an easy-to-use interface.

Himanshu is an India native, and moved to Colorado from Chicago in 2017. He enjoys the outdoors as much as any Colorado native.

Something Else: In a contest for favorite sleeping location, Himanshu will pick his couch over his bed every time.

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Ben Lundberg

Sales Development Representative

Ben studied Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and worked as an event organizer in Madison, Wisconsin before joining Crew Connection and PayReel. Balancing strong interpersonal skills with precise analytical abilities, there’s nothing this nice, Midwestern boy loves more than shaking hands, meeting new people and building fresh relationships… and spreadsheets.

Eager for any and every opportunity to see new sights and get outdoors, Ben is always planning his next adventure. This fresh transplant is crossing off Colorado’s bucket list faster than you can say “Rocky Mountains”.

Something else: A lifelong musician, Ben’s passion lies in making his guitar sing the sweet, sweet sounds of jazz and rock n’ roll.

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Erin Barth

Client Relationship Manager

Erin studied math at the University of Pittsburgh and worked most recently at a patent licensing company processing their royalty statements. Now, as a ​Client Relationship Manager​, Erin enjoys being able to combine her love for numbers with her love for people. To stay sharp, she tutors math online.

After moving from Pennsylvania, Colorado’s ever present sunshine is a welcome feature as well as the perfect companion for Erin and her adventure partner Stevie Nicks – a one year old Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix. You’ll find them together climbing, hiking and biking ​to breweries, parks and more. Despite her pup’s name, Erin doesn’t get to take Stevie Nicks to concerts, but she does take her down the slopes!

Something Else: After a paddle boarding accident and a run in with a swarm of jellyfish a few years back, Erin is absolutely terrified of sea creatures. She’ll choose mountain life over coastal living any day.

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Eric Overbey

Payroll Tax Specialist

Taxes are Eric’s jam. Eric comes to PayReel with 6 years’ experience in payroll, HR and retail banking. Eric’s favorite part of his role as a Tax Specialist for PayReel is the numbers.

Eric’s father served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII in China and he has a strong affinity for the memorabilia.

Something Else: Outside of work, Eric enjoys John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara movies and experimental cooking – a fancier name for going through the spice cabinet and letting the force guide him. If he only had a sous vide for every time he wishes he had written that recipe down.

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Lisa Cobb

Bookkeeper

Lisa started at PayReel and Crew Connection in 1995 as a part-time bookkeeper. She proceeded to take over bookkeeping for both companies, and later moved on from payroll to handle HR, workers comp, ACA tracking and health insurance. In 2017, Lisa jumped at the chance to get back into accounting as bookkeeper for Crew Connection and PayReel.

Lisa moved from Texas 30 years ago and while Lisa loves the Colorado snow, the only way she’ll ride it is on a snowmobile. In her spare time, you’ll find Lisa knitting, reading, hiking, watching movies and eating.

Something Else: Lisa is famous for bustin’ out the ‘bot on the dance floor.

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Danette Keener

Controller

On the weekends, you’ll find Danette watching baseball, keeping up with her three active children or curled up with a book. Family is hugely important to Danette. In the office, she’s the one tending to a different kind of books. And they’re perfectly balanced, too. With more than 20 years of experience in full-charge accounting roles, Danette brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as controller at PayReel. She keeps everything in line.

Something Else: After staring at figures all day, Danette actually loves nothing more than coming home to her kids’ math homework.

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Catherine Caldwell

Client Relationship Manager

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Whether that’s relocating to Colorado before finding a job, revamping payroll tracking from a thousand separate sheets into one big master spreadsheet, or brewing his own beer, Michael is going to figure out how to do it. Day to day, he manages onboarding new hires, processing payroll, and invoicing. All while keeping a notoriously spotless desk, to boot.

On the evenings and weekends, things might get a little messy in his pursuit of the perfect homemade pasta noodle or smoked meat. You’ll have to go somewhere else for your favorite baked goods though. Looking for Michael? You’ll often find him outdoors —snowboarding in the winter or camping and hiking in the summer.

Something else: As a certified bbq judge through the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS), Micheal’s stamp of approval at your next neighborhood bbq carries a little extra weight.

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Chris Wright

Client Relationship Manager – HR, Risk & Compliance

Chris has a decade of experience in assessing and mitigating the risks related to independent contractor engagements and providing employer of record services on a global scale.

Chris is a 4th-generation Colorado native and returned to Boulder after developing innovative contingent workforce management programs and technologies in Silicon Valley.

Something Else: Chris prefers to commute by bicycle whenever possible, no matter the weather. Those calves don’t lie.

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Melissa Granados

Accountant

As a natural information gatherer, Melissa is the perfect fit to tackle taxes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and more. Whether in business or in life, if there’s a problem that needs researched, Melissa either knows how to do it or is about to learn it. In addition to her work at PayReel, she has renovated her home from top to bottom (tiling, plumbing, lighting…you name it!), researched every obscure tax question her friends and family could throw at her, and run two businesses. If that isn’t enough to keep her busy, she also has two grandchildren, two dogs, two cats, and a penchant for 4-wheeling.

Something else: If you’re looking to renovate, just invite Melissa over. There’s nothing left to remodel in her own house and she. just. can’t. help. herself.

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Sadie

Client Relationship Manager

While her official title is CRM, Sadie likes to think of herself as more of a fixer in general. She’ll streamline the heck out of any task she gets and tackle a string of tangled Christmas lights with gusto. She just finds it satisfying to start with a mess and figure it out. That, of course, makes Sadie a natural fit for a role in customer service. You have a problem? She will relish finding a solution. Go ahead: give her a call. Just don’t send her your Christmas lights—she already has a waiting list.

Something else: Her office nickname was inspired by a narrowly-avoided autocorrect fail. Ask her for the story. We can’t share it here.