Our Story

 

We are a team of storytellers assembled to help you personally connect.

We are creating a world where people aren’t afraid to personally connect. This philosophy has allowed us to grow our business values and processes. And in the same way, what started for our founders at the University of Denver as a strong friendship, a business has grown, and with it—a personal connect movement, giving you the tools to share your unique story. Stories matter. You matter. By creating trust, sharing story details and embracing emotion, we will help you develop true personal connection with your employees and customers. Our clients say that we create raving fans about their businesses through emotional storytelling strategies. By auditing personal connection internally (employee facing) and externally (customer facing), we have helped our clients increase productivity and efficiency by discovering and implementing emotional storytelling strategies respective to our clients pains. We utilize consulting, capturingediting and educating services to achieve your employee and customer engagement, education, and experience goals.

 

Our Team

Hector Simoudis

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer

Claiming himself as the proudest Greek, Hector has always had a passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship. Growing up in a multicultural community in the Middle East, his entrepreneurship endeavors range from starting an American candy shop in Saudi Arabia when he was 13 years old to knocking on doors to rake people’s lawns. His love for creating a personal connection through storytelling was fully realized when his travels took him to Vietnam and Cambodia. The simple lives these people lived and his ability to communicate them through the power of storytelling through gestures define his personal connection beliefs today. Hector graduated from theUniversity of Denver with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and International Business. This combined with his continuous education as a professional actor has allowed Hector to work towards his life purpose of connecting people through the emotions derived from storytelling.

Jonny Havey, CPA, MBA

Chief Operating Officer & Director

Jonny’s story brand starts with his roots as a Colorado native. Known for his awesome blond hair, Jonny has always had a passion for storytelling and entrepreneurship. When he was 11 years old he was in a small hotel room in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his parents when he decided to watch The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time. After being glued to a screen that was deeper than it was wide, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller. He also knew that he wanted to make a career for himself if he could, therefore, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and another one in Film Production. To top it off he customized his own MBA to focus on marketing in the entertainment industry. When he graduated he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers while running his own business on the side. After about a year he took a leap into the personal connection space and never looked back. Now with his CPA license and business acumen he is an expert at helping companies connect with their employees and the customers through storytelling.

Spencer Daniel

Director of Photography & Editor

From a young age, the music of the movies shaped who Spencer is today. While watching Luke and Leia swing away from the Storm Troopers, in “Star Wars”, Spencer knew the importance of sound as tool to connect people through emotions. At this moment, his journey as a storyteller began. He attended the University of Northern Colorado obtaining a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in fine arts and continued his film studies at The Art Institute of Colorado with a degree in video production. The sonic personal connection created by sound and its collaboration with visual media is Spencer’s passion. He brings this to life with his eye for the perfect shot and his ear for the sonic power of a soundtrack.

Day Rudolph

Associate Producer & Assistant Editor

Creativity and logic have worked hand in hand for Day for as long as he can remember. Producing short action films, playing guitar and piano, always being at the top of his class in school, and an attitude that nothing is impossible has built the foundation of his belief in the power of storytelling. Currently finishing up a Bachelor’s in Film Production and another one in Accounting, followed by a Master’s in Accounting, Day’s business and creative mind brings clarity to our vision of helping people tell their story to achieve true, deep, meaningful personal connection.

Josh Blackburn

Music Producer & Denver Artist

Josh is known for his amazingly thoughtful approach to storytelling and ability to create musical scores that truly connect people and help to bring your story to life. Our in-house music producer and songwriter was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. With a long musical history, rooted in the power of storytelling and solidified by his University of Mississippi Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Josh brings the perfect mix of musical artist and creative marketing to the VP Legacies team.

Monica Hübner

Graphic Artist

Louisa Phillips

Assistant Editor

Teamwork has been a part of Louisa’s life for as long as she can remember whether that was through sports, creating short films with her friends, or rocking out on the guitar and drums with her high school band. After having lived in England for 15 years, Louisa returned to the US with an understanding of how different cultures, identities, and communities can come together to share their stories in a collaborative experience. Currently majoring in Media Studies and minoring in English and Studio Art and the University of Denver, Louisa uses her life experiences as well as what she learns in the classroom to create meaningful stories.

Taylor Kauffman

Associate Producer

Taylor is a bilingual graduate from the University of Denver, with a dual BA in Psychology and Film Studies & Production, and a minor in Business Administration. Her experiences as an avid rock climber, and parkour enthusiast have taught her the importance of perseverance and how to balance the risk-reward relationship. She is eager to make an impact through story and is passionate about wildlife, adventure, and bettering the lives of others (human and otherwise).

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