CORE TEAM


CORE TEAM

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KARL

KOELLING

Founder | Director

Grand Rapids, MI

Karl says that he found his calling when he started Taproot as a second career. Now, he leads the team, making sure everything comes together in a way that serves the project and the client. Karl is married to Jennifer, and together they have three full-time children.



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MATTHEW

BOUWENSE

Concepts | Lead Editor | Colorist

Grand Rapids, MI

Matthew serves at Taproot’s lead editor, oversees much of the post-production process, and has a remarkably well-trained eye for color. His strong visual approach to storytelling is a great resource in the concepting phase. Matthew is newly married to Abby.



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JOSH

CARRASQUILLO

Partner | Executive Producer

Grand Rapids & Detroit, MI

Josh cut his teeth producing films for agencies and businesses. He is dedicated to the creative process, while also making sure to deliver a great customer experience. He lives in Lansing, MI with his family.



FREQUENT COLLABORATORS


FREQUENT
COLLABORATORS

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RYAN

HAGERMAN

Editor

Grand Rapids, MI

Ryan is a regular in the office and on set. He is a great contributor to the daily work that Taproot produces. A multi-talented editor, Ryan has edited and assisted on many of our clients projects. We look to collaborate with him as frequently as possible.


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KATIE

FOX-WEBB

Producer

Grand Rapids, MI

Katie is a filmmaker by trade and a coordinator of chaos by nature. Her skill is only surpassed by her personality, which makes her a true joy to work with. Many of the Taproot projects that come to fruition have her working diligently behind the scenes.


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CRAIG

HARMER

Director Of Photogrpahy

Los Angeles, CA

Craig is a Director of Photography based in Los Angeles. He helps us coordinate, plan and shoot many of our productions in Los Angeles. We enjoy working with Craig due to his flexibility and willingness to adapt to production challenges.


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BRENT

FRENCH

VFX | Design | Animation

Los Angeles, CA

Brent brings a design background to the team. It shows up in everything he touches, which is usually animation, visual effects and motion graphics. He adds the finishing polish to many of Taproot’s projects. He’s also an amazing drummer, which doesn’t hurt either.


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LOGAN

ZILLMER

Photographer

Grand Rapids, MI

We work with Logan to deliver more value to clients.
Logan has a degree in filmmaking and is a true professional when it comes to lighting. He’s a great resource to have for clients who are looking to combine video and photo production.


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JOE

ASHI

Assistant Camera | Camera Op

Los Angeles, CA

We love working with Joe due to his professional demeanor and on-set etiquette. Not to mention his easy going attitude. Joe is a great collaborator and works with us on multiple projects every year. We look to him for Assistant Camera and Operator opportunities.


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MEG

PORTER

Production Designer

Grand Rapids, MI

Meg’s educational background of Art and Production Design established her career as a designer for film. We work with her for productions that require set design. She is a delight to collaborate with and a great resource due to her astute attention to detail.


 
 

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR


A developed skillset, the proper sensibilities, commitment, passion for the work, an aptitude toward learning, and an understanding of service: these are some of the qualities that we look for in our people, whether on staff or among our frequent collaborators.

QUALITIES WE LOOK FOR

A developed skillset, the proper sensibilities, commitment, passion for the work, an aptitude toward learning, and an understanding of service: these are some of the qualities that we look for in our people, whether on staff or among our frequent collaborators.