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About Us

We've ridden with the best of them.

 

500,623 IDEAS

343,153 SCRIPTS

120 PITCHES

83 BRANDS

32 AGENCIES

6 DIFFERENT CAREER PATHS

1 VISION FROM EVERYTHING WE'VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY:

 

​Be honest. Be nice. Be simple. Be good. The bigger the trust tree, the better the creative. Don’t be too precious with an idea. Just think of the next one. Pay attention to what the kids are doing. In fact, be the kid. Sometimes you have to go to a big presentation without sleeping. Sometimes you have to call it a night before you kill each other. Always put in the time, but don’t ruin it by over-thinking. Love the people you work with.

LEIGH MASTERS

CO-FOUNDER | CREATIVE | DIRECTOR | PRODUCER

Leigh worked in New York for 13 years at some of the most awarded agencies in advertising before moving to Colorado. She's lead creative for brands like Budweiser, Corona, Comedy Central, Carhartt, JCPenney, and Google to name a few. 

She's a midwesterner, born in Michigan raised on POP TARTS and Honey Nut Cheerios. She's an only child in a large family of 16 boy cousins, so needless to say she's a bit of a tom boy. She loves skiing, traveling to places that make her uncomfortable, video games, paddle boarding, golf, grilled cheese sandwiches, and Steve Winwood.

The worst thing she's ever done is push her husband John (below) over in a completely clean, unused porter potty.

JOHN ANGELOPULOS

CO-FOUNDER | CREATIVE | COPYWRITER | DIRECTOR 

Born and raised on the north shore of Boston, John may have lost some of his accent over the years, but he has had the great opportunity to shape some wicked pissah brands - Bud Light, Weber Grills, Brooklyn Nets, Corona, Carhartt and AirTran Airlines are some of big the ones.

John grew up swimming in trash barrels filled with olives in the back of his grandfather's Greek catering company. Today, when he's not eating lamb, thinking of ideas and writing, he's up at 5:30am on his way to Vail to get more days on the mountain than his buddies. This means you, Mike Fontenot.

The worst thing he's ever done was at age six. At a church assembly, the priest asked a group of Sunday school kids, "who's Jesus Christ?" John raised his hand and explained, "Jesus Christ is when you walk into the ocean and it's really cold and you say, 'Jesus Christ the water's cold."

RYAN HOELTING

DESIGN DIRECTOR

If you don't mess with Texas, then you definitely

don't mess with Ryan's eye for design. 

Over a decade ago, when he was done selling posters and following bands around, his parents, Floyd and Joellen, told him to get his act together. They really had no idea that he'd turn out this good. 5 Cannes Lions later, his work speaks for itself.

The only thing Ryan knows better than Adobe Illustrator is how to strike up great conversations with strangers. Seriously, he's the best.

BRYON FRIEDMAN

SEO GURU | MUSICIAN | PRODUCER 

Raised in the silicon slopes of Park City, Utah, Bryon spent most of his time in a skin tight suit training to become an American Downhiller. When ski racing at 90mph became too monotonous, he decided he wanted to work in a more creative field. 

His current favorite band is Vulfpeck (Joe Dart rules). He loves outdoor anything especially if it involves adrenaline and expensive apparati. And he’s constantly taste testing for the perfect chocolate chip cookies. 

Post skiing Bryon started writing songs, producing records, and scoring inspirational films for the brand Carhartt. He currently plays and writes with former Allman Brothers Keyboardist, Johnny Neel. 

The worst thing he’s ever done is memorize the wrong Haftorah (a one hour prayer) for his Bar-Mitzvah. Realizing the mistake weeks before he was to become a man, Bryon pre-manned up, and memorized the right one. 

SEAN DEVEAUX

HEAD OF PRODUCTION LA

After delivering a baby as a fireman in Northern California by the age of 23, Sean decided to take his talents to the City of Angels and try his fortune in acting. A few months after his arrival he landed a scholarship at the Howard Fine Acting Studio. Following his acting career, Sean quickly transitioned into a producer focusing on television, films and commercials. His film and television credits are: 2nd AD on DOPE, The Best Thanksgiving Ever, John Rambo, 16 Blocks and commercial brands: Weber, NFL, Gamefly, Sunsilk to name a few.

When Sean isn’t creating content he likes to spend his free time traveling, designing, hiking, skiing, trying new restaurants and making his one of kind dessert coming to a shop near you.

SERVICES WE OFFER

Every piggyback ride is different, and we're a one stop shop for any race.

01. BRAND IDENTITY

Whether your brand is just about to be born or going through a mid-life crisis, we’ll figure out what it stands for at the core. Its voice, look and feel, what it eats for breakfast, why it loves lightning storms, why it hates 3D movies.

02. BRAND CAMPAIGNS

There’s nothing we love more than a big-old insightful concept with the kind of legs that can take a campaign everywhere. On social, TV, OOH, digital, experiential -  all wrapped up in a perfectly tied bow of one human truth.

03. SOCIAL

Social is fast. For brands that can keep up, social is great. For the ones that can’t, social is blah. Let’s be honest, having a brand pop-up in your feed isn’t exactly fireworks. So in this media, if we can give people a quick chuckle with some entertaining content that plays off what’s happening in culture at this very moment, then we win.

 

04. CONTENT PRODUCTION

We've done big-budget Super Bowl spots. We done scrappiest of the scrappy for local start-ups. In today's media landscape, you can never have enough content.  That's why we like to take one pig and make as much bacon as possible. We're a mix of writers, producers, and directors with the experience and hustle to deliver more than brands are used to getting. Everything from TV, online videos, social and digital- all from one production.