Hector Perez, Creative / TV Director

Hector is an honor Graduate of Columbia College with a BA in advertising and TV production.  Hector has 30 years of experience and the recipient of 6 Midwest Emmy awards.  USMC Marine and the recipient of two   Certificates of Commendation from the Commander of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

Charlie Celenza, Senior Editor

Charlie has a BA in Communications from Illinois State.  He has 30 years experience in editing.  Charlie has worked on TV documentaries, TV commercials, TV sports programming, educational programs and independent features.  Charlie has won five Tally awards and two New York Festival World awards.

Dan Perez. Motion Graphics / Editor

Dan is an honor graduate of Columbia College with a BA in Television.  Dan has 10 years experience and heads our graphics department.  He is skilled in many graphic programs including Adobe After Effects.  Dan also heads Rocket’s Live Video Streaming department and oversees Rocket’s QR coding / Video Square.

Don Winter, Cameraman / Light Design

Don is a graduate of Columbia College with a BA in Film & Animation.  Don has 30 years of experience in TV commercials, corporate videos, music videos, documentaries, and independent features. Don is also an instuctor at Columbia College where he teaches lighting.

Lisa Perez, Producer / Office Manager

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Illinois and has a Masters degree in Biology and has a BA in Education. Lisa heads our educational and training video initiatives at Rocket.  She is also Rocket’s office manager in charge of scheduling and all day-to-day office operations.


JoAnna Matthews/ Production Coordinator

JoAnna graduated from Kennedy-King College (with highest honors), earning an Associate of Arts degree in Media Communications. She specialized in Audio, Video, and Internet Production. She is currently enrolled in Chicago State University’s Communications Media Arts and Theater program. She is an active member of the Honors program, maintaining a 4.0 gpa.


Alejandro G. Reyes/ Production Assistant

Alejandro is an Alumnus of Columbia College. He graduated in 2003, earning his B.A. in Film and Video Production. Prior to graduating, he earned his first film credits (Plain Dirty) while working for Down Home Entertainment, in High Point, NC.


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