Hector Perez, Creative / TV Director

Hector is an honor graduate of Columbia College with a BA in Advertising and TV Production. He began his career at NBC-TV as a TV producer.  Throughout the course of Hector’s career he’s been offered a number of prestigious positions at PBS, WBBM-TV and Telemundo but always turned them down as his passion was to establish his own TV production company.  He is a very well established writer, producer and director/cameraman.  His documentary work has garnered 15 Regional Emmy nominations, winning 6 Emmys as a Producer/Director. Hector has produced over 50 video biographies of Hispanic legends and heroes for various organizations. Many of those have won awards for their excellence.

Hector Perez is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and the recipient of two commendations (1970, 1971) from the Commander of the U.S. Marine Corp Forces, Pacific.


Bennett Grossman, Supervising Producer

Bennett is a graduate from Columbia College. He has over 30 plus years of experience working in the production business as a producer, director, production supervisor and facilities manager. Bennett has worked in Chicago, NYC and Israel and know brings his talents to Rocket.

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 instructor at Chicago State University 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.


Bagheera , Security

Bagheera is a graduate of Canine University and has a Masters degree in Agility. Bagheera is a Black German Shepherd and heads our Security Department at Rocket. She is also in charge of Rocket's exercise program where she leads mandatory lunch walks.

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