Troy is an Austin-based artist, entrepreneur and strategic consultant in the music and film industry. His skill set includes business development, tour management, brand promotion, music supervising, and clearance right procurement. As founder of The House of Songs, LLC, and Collection Agency Films, LLC, Troy has helped grow a range of brands and artists during his 25-plus years in the entertainment industry.
Leslie is the President and CEO of Sanders\Wingo, an independent creative agency that uses cultural fluency and the principles of behavioral science to inspire dramatic results for their clients. She is a respected community leader in the areas of marketing, social welfare and cultural diversity.
As a director and an EMMY® award-winning producer, Greg has steered the successful production of over 500 commercials, music videos and feature films in the last 25 years.
His career began as a producer in the wildly creative music video industry of the 1990s where Greg worked with major-label artists like Clint Black, 311, Pat Benatar, Don Henley, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Air Supply, and Lyle Lovett.
In 2001, Greg expanded his reach on the productions with which he was involved and took creative ownership as a writer, director, photographer and editor. He has had the pleasure of helming projects for Southwest Airlines, The Home Depot, H-E-B Grocery Stores, DELL Computers, State Farm Insurance and The OSCARS®.
Through strong visual storytelling and music, he strives to have people embrace brands in more personal and powerful ways. Greg’s easy-going nature has helped real people feel at home in front of his lens, while his compositions and lighting schemes have made them look like rock stars. He has delighted some of the toughest clients and brought other audiences to tears. Greg is adept at creating a mood, sharing a vision and eliciting emotional responses.
Greg is a master storyteller whose creative work has received 2 EMMY Awards, multiple Platinum Awards from Worldfest Houston, over a dozen Addys (including Best In Show) and more than 3 dozen Telly Awards.
Beaux is a swiss army knife of design and content creation with over 25 years of experience in video, film, photography and graphic/web design. Beaux has managed events, directed large productions and designed campaigns for statewide organizations, private corporations and nonprofits. Beaux is a professional editor, motion graphics author and production specialist overseeing all aspects of production for the Velvet Cartel.
Dorie is the founding principal and directing manager of CreativePickle, one of Austin's best creative design companies. She creates high quality web and print products for a diverse range of clients from individuals to local nonprofits to large international firms.