Chris Crever
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It all started at the bottom working on a commercial for Huggies Diapers in Seattle in the late 80’s. Young, enthusiastic, & not yet jaded from working in the film industry, Chris found that the creative energy that existed in the Pacific Northwest presented him with a myriad of opportunities to work with upstart production companies to shoot local, regional & national commercial campaigns.In 2001, Chris purchased the Northwest Production Center Building & the business Cine Rent West from the Snazelle Film Group, LTD. He took a troubled film studio from the brink of closing its doors and revamped it into Portland’s largest sound stage production facility. In addition he added a tenant base that is complementary to film, television & multi media production. From still photographers to casting agencies, editors & branded entertainment companies, the Northwest Production Center is a vibrant collective of creative professionals under one roof.

With more than two decades of commercial production experience, Chris has developed a sharp sense for how successful campaigns for brands are developed and how those brands can strategically focus their message. As an entrepreneur who quickly built Cine Rent West into Portland’s largest sound stage production facility, he also has expanded and developed his relationships in the film community with his keen understanding of the needs of production companies and ad agencies.

Clients have ranged from direct response giants like Nautilus & ICON to commercial campaigns for Nike, Adidas Respond2, & Euro RSCG.

John Anthony Hartman
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John was very fortunate to have had family that owned a computer store in 1981 this kindled the technology spark that now burns throughout his life. John has worked the full spectrum of the Information Technology field and has been working with connected networks since the days of 300 baud modems.

Over the years John’s clients have included Intel, HP, Toyota, Cricket, Reason TV and many others. He has also worked with NASA, The Environmental Literacy Council, Earth 911, Cosmos Studios, The Jane Goodall Institute and a litany of universities and educators while helping to construct the Digital Universe.

John is a strong advocate for the application of digital ethnography in understanding the modern consumer in this convergence culture and believes in the evolution of brand and the principles of Lovemarks to develop affinity.

John is currently an Adjunct Professor at Portland State University teaching Social Media Marketing.

Scott Hicks
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Scott considers himself a citizen of the world. Born in Los Angeles, lived in Beirut Lebanon for most of his childhood and then moved to his family’s home town of Portland Oregon for high school and college. That set the stage for an international business career. Scott’s first advertising account management job at the age of 22 in Saudi Arabia working for multinational agency FCB where he managed such diverse brands as Mobile Oil, Xerox, Toyota and Ikea. He later moved on to BBDO Based on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus working on Mercedes Benz, Pepsi and Johnson Wax. From there is was time to move to the client side. Five years in several marketing director positions at the Coca-Cola company based in various Middle East countries and London, UK. Scott was then headhunted as VP / General Manager to launch the Disney Channel in the MIddle East based in Dubai, UAE where he spent ten years growing the TV business and launching new Disney businesses like the ESPN X-Games live annual event.
When Scott is not figuring out interesting ways to integrate brands into story-driven content and reading his favorite marketing blogs, he enjoys playing drums, tennis and skiing.

Scott considers himself a citizen of the world. Born in Los Angeles, lived in Beirut Lebanon for most of his childhood and then moved to his family’s home town of Portland Oregon for high school and college. That set the stage for an international business career. Scott’s first advertising account management job at the age of 22 in Saudi Arabia working for multinational agency FCB where he managed such diverse brands as Mobile Oil, Xerox, Toyota and Ikea. He later moved on to BBDO Based on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus working on Mercedes Benz, Pepsi and Johnson Wax. From there is was time to move to the client side. Five years in several marketing director positions at the Coca-Cola company based in various Middle East countries and London, UK. Scott was then headhunted as VP / General Manager to launch the Disney Channel in the MIddle East based in Dubai, UAE where he spent ten years growing the TV business and launching new Disney businesses like the ESPN X-Games live annual event.

When Scott is not figuring out interesting ways to integrate brands into story-driven content and reading his favorite marketing blogs, he enjoys playing drums, tennis and skiing.