our values & team

We’ve been described as nimble and kind. We dig those kinds of compliments. Though we set out to make stellar creative we believe in being good people and that leaving things better than we found them is important.  We love partnering with people who wholeheartedly think we are part of their organization, and the feeling is mutual.

Christina Ballew

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer

When Tina co-founded NMCO she strived to push boundaries in creative services in the southwest. Building a creative studio from scratch was no easy feat but NMCO is now known for its professionalism and people-based, outside of the box ideas.   As Tina likes to say, she has done almost every job except for video editing itself. Her next goal is to take on the world.  

Lucky Gonzalez

Co-Founder & Media Buyer

With all of that creative, where are you going to put it?! Lucky has 18 years in business with the expertise and know-how, so he is naturally our go-to for media placement. From digital banner ads to broadcast TV, Lucky can take any budget and translate it to impressions and conversions. He prides himself on coming up with solutions for your problems.

Laurie Anderson

Sales & Accounts Manager

Laurie’s background in economic development, human resources, and executive leadership in various non-profits make her the perfect person to speak our clients’ language while ensuring that their goals are met with our creative services. People-oriented, exceptional communication skills, and she’s also great at the game Hungry Hungry Hippos.

Steph Preciado-Shelton

Studio Manager

When Steph isn’t teaching art or yoga classes, she is our part-time studio manager. Steph is as smart as a whip and helps keep our team happy and on task. Steph is easy-going, cool as a cucumber, and gets shit done! We love her and so will you!  

Katrina Chandler

Creative Director

There’s nothing Katrina has not accomplished in her 10+ years in the creative field. From production to radio to animation and stellar graphics, Katrina has the know-how to execute full-service campaigns and to keep our team leveling up in technology and creativity. We can’t wait to see what the future holds with Katrina’s creative direction!

Dana Apodaca

Senior Graphic Designer & Art Director

Dana is up to date on all expert software and can design circles around most designers. With creative solutions, a sensibility to trends, and the best artistic output, Dana can do it all from identity systems to layouts, to even giving art direction in our video productions.

Jenna Dunlap

Graphic Designer

When we interviewed Jenna, we knew she was talented and smart, but we didn’t know just how talented and smart she was! Boy howdy! Jenna has been impressing us since day one and has been making absolutely stunning graphics! Jenna’s talent extends into many things. Jenna is an amazing songwriter and vocalist, has over 60 house plants, and loves frogs! We couldn’t be happier that Jenna is on our staff!

Anna Spitzer

Digital Media Specialist & Designer

Don’t let Anna’s calming demeanor trick you. With a BBA in marketing and a BFA in graphic design(ok, she’s graduating in May 2022), Anna can create your digital ad package while strategically managing clients’ social media and digital presence.

Flor Hernandez

Digital Media Specialist
& Motion Graphics

Every studio needs a “Flor”. Get it? Well, we’re certainly glad we have her! Flor’s background is in animation, but she does much more than that! Flor is on our Digital Media Specialist team. She rocks out animations and video edits and posts all those jewels on our client’s Social Media accounts! She loves cats, matcha lattes, and playing the didgeridoo! 

Anna Kat Hollis

Lead Web Developer & Designer

We really like people named, “Anna”, especially named Anna Kat! Anna Kat is NMCO’s talented web developer and designer. She is smart, efficient, and crazy good at her craft! She has a background in design and focuses on functionality and UI/UX. You’re gonna love working with her!

Kelsey Gentile

Web Specialist

Once those websites are complete, Kelsey is our web maintenance manager. From regular updates, security checks, and content updates, Kelsey keeps our websites running smoothly, secure, and in tip-top shape.

Ralph Diaz

Senior Video Specialist

Don’t confuse Ralph with Academy Award-winning actor Johnny Depp. Although there’s a close resemblance, Ralph is much more talented behind the camera. He’s done it all from VFX to animation, to producing, directing, and editing some of our most memorable productions. It also should come as no surprise that he’s mastered the technical and practical aspects of videography, giving him the nickname, “The Doctor.”

Sam Palm

Video Specialist & Photographer

With an eye for great picture-perfect moments, Sam is one of NMCO’s extremely talented video specialists! Sam is our main photographer, but also is a Director of Photography, editor, color specialist, and overall Jack-of-all-trades. When he’s not behind the camera, find Sam cruisin’ the Southwest on his Harley and living life to the fullest! Did we mention he has great hair?

Jonathan Tatum

Video Specialist & Producer

We were fortunate to find our Cayman Island Castaway in the early summer of 2022. Jonathan came by our studio to introduce himself; we were so impressed, we pretty much hired him on the spot! Jonathan’s skills are impressive! He’s great behind camera and a whiz at post-production! Our favorite thing about Jonathan is how genuinely nice he is! We’re stoked to have him on our team!

Aaron Walterscheid

Video Specialist & Cinematographer

Aaron is NMCO’s “Silent Assassin”. While not the most outgoing of our talented crew, Aaron KILLS at videography, editing, color grading, drone operation, lighting, and doing what it takes to get the job done. His experience and skills speak loudly for themselves.

Kahlo

Door Greeter & Cookie Eater

Kahlo is our gentle, friendly, office pup! He loves his belly rubbed, sniffing absolutely everything, and hasn’t found a treat he wouldn’t eat! Be sure to say hi, he loves the attention!

Zac Wittstruck

Animator

If you’re needing quality animation, Zac is your guy! Motion graphics, custom character rigging, and 2D animation are some of Zac’s specialties. Zac always wears a smile and is truly one of the nicest people you’ll meet. When Zac isn’t whipping out great animations, he plays bass guitar for a local jazz band! What a cool cat!

Dawn Franco

Studio Manager

With a background in journalism, file archival and organization, Dawn is our client onboarding extraordinaire. From contract preparation, to project management, account direction, and reporting, Dawn stirs the pot for most productions, making sure it’s served hot and on time.