At the heart of every great brand is a big idea. At the heart of every great agency is a big thinker. In his role as captain of the agency, David is the director of brand strategy, and has ultimate responsibility for client success. Through his passion for integrated communications, Red Rocket Studios deploys a collaborative approach to the balancing of agency services that includes brand development, strategy, advertising, and digital and social marketing.
John began his professional career at Walt Disney and Disney Event Productions, producing all conventions and special events at the resort properties. In 1996 John founded Elite Entertainment of Central Florida, Inc. and soon began contracting more talent on Disney property than any other Talent Agency in Orlando.
Jeff began his career with the Walt Disney Co. in the Entertainment division and eventually moved from performing to producing and finally, to Senior Sales Manager for Disney Event Productions, where he managed Disney’s national corporate alliance accounts.
Tim Lauterbach brings over 25 years of strategic thinking and is considered one of the industry’s most forward thinking and innovative Event Producers. Blending his knowledge, experience and technical background he has produced unique events and environments for affluent families, as well as respected companies in the financial services, technology leaders and major manufacturers. From 1990 to 2010 Tim produced events at Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Resorts and around the world for The Walt Disney Company with audiences ranging from 100 to 20,000 people.
Rick Barranco is a published composer and award-winning producer with decades of entertainment & production experience. Since 1978 after producing his first album, Rick has been involved in almost every facet of the entertainment industry, from Production to Creative to Management! 30 of those years were spent with Creative Entertainment for the Walt Disney Company.
An accomplished Art Director and Illustrator, Alan’s specialty in web design and Internet media is complemented by his strong print and design skills. Alan‘s creative problem solving and dynamic design, balanced with a strong eye in illustration and typography is an asset to Red Rocket projects. Alan is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Alan’s work has been published internationally in numerous design annuals, and has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation and the AIGA.
Curtis Sponsler has designed and created 3D animation, motion graphics, and visual effects for television and cinema for over a half-century. His interdisciplinary approach to design and production ensures his client receive works that exceed expectations. Curtis’ diverse experience and production capacity have included editing (from 1” to non-linear), VFX supervision and compositing, art direction and design, writing and storyboarding, through adding the finishing touches to every production.