Beginning With the End In Mind

Founded in 1999, Funnelbox has grown from a cadre of content creators to a full-blown, nationally recognized, award-winning shop producing custom crafted content for regional and international brands. Our success is distilled from a volatile cocktail of creativity, communication and passion. All three of these elements are present in the one thing we could not do without: Our People.

Funnelbox is built on a foundation of creative professionals from varying disciplines. Everyone practices their craft in different ways, and we recognize the need for flexibility in our company structure to allow for those differences. But just as the flexible and powerful muscles of the body are held up by a skeleton, we support our crew with the equipment and technology they need to accomplish any project, no matter how they approach it.

And everything they do is guided by our over-arching principle of Disciplined Creative.

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Core Values

The work we do, and how we do it, is defined in large part by the culture we've developed. We seek to build an organization that each and every one of us enjoys being a part of, where people feel valued, inspired to grow, and are willing to do what's necessary to take care of each other and our client. These are not just pithy statements to make us look good on paper. These are our core values and why we continue to come into the office every week.

Meet the crew

Robb Crocker

Ceo & Founder

As founder and CEO, Robb's committed focus is to work and play hard, maintain an unquenchable thirst for learning, and serve others ahead of himself.  He believes in Les Schwab's founding philosophy that the best way to build a company is to "build people."  To that end, his primary roles at Funnelbox are three-fold: to recruit, coach, and nurture talent; to serve clients like family; and to seek new and better business and production practices.   His primary role at home is to be the best husband and father he can be to his wife and their three girls. 

Kirk VanderLeest

Vice President

Kirk works hard with the Funnelbox Team to keep all the divisions, personnel, numbers and clients straight and in their "happy place". Though he’s “corporate” enough to have an MBA and is a certified Six Sigma expert, his on-the-ground experience with clients, partners and staff keeps him real and running right alongside the rest of us. Kirk is the proud papa of three quickly-growing kiddos who enjoy keeping him on his toes.

Alyssa Proulx

Director of Development

Alyssa will be the first to tell you she cannot stop moving. Never resting, always achieving and taking risks are reasons why she's a true Kick-Ass Sales Super Hero. Her background in the outdoor and automotive industries is proving to be invaluable in the video production realm. When she's not forming valuable partnerships and delivering stellar one-two punches, Alyssa spends her time rock climbing, mountain biking, traveling and savoring a good scotch/cigar pairing.

Joel Pomeroy

Executive Producer

While most of his experience [over 15 years worth] was earned while living in NYC, Joel is a born and bred PDXer. He's an amazing home-brewer, chef, and cheesy '90s R&B advocate. Joel's greatest joy in life is expanding the vocabulary of his seven year old son. Funnelbox's greatest joy in life is when Joel shares those brewing and cooking talents with us. 

Terri Nopp

Business Development Representative

Terri has the distinction of being the first ever Funnelbox employee who owns their very own Yurt, but that’s not the only reason we are ecstatic to have her join the team. Terri is an absolute Rockstar when it comes to helping clients reach their best and highest potential. Her passion for helping clients solve their business challenges through creative communication strategies and campaigns has created culture of Terri-Enthusiasts.  When she’s not signing autographs for her fan base you can find her in her now legendary Yurt in the Gorge with her husband and two Ridgebacks.

Maurissa Fisher

Director of Client Care

After co-founding Young Entrepreneurs Business Week in 2004 and spending eight years as the organization's Executive Director, Maurissa did something rare for an entrepreneur: she successfully handed over the reigns to someone else. After such success, we are thrilled to have her as the point person for all things client-related. An expert in the principles of "customer delight", Maurissa's role is to provide seamless communication between our precious clients and our busy producers.

Kindi Lantz

Marketing Catalyst

Marketing professionals seem to be around every corner but Kindi is truly a mastermind at her craft. What she lacks in size, she makes up for in passion for the limitless ways an idea or brand can be expressed. The lyrically compelling content she creates has a way of giving her audience a metaphorical slap in the face and they never realize the've been hit. Her talents don't end with marketing either.  She is a shuffleboard queen, mixes up a mean cocktail, and this Montana girl can even operate a 3,700 lb tractor. She has just one fear... turkeys.

Rebecca McMurry

Biz Developer

This isn't Rebecca's first rodeo. She's corralled accounts in the sports, food, auto and outdoor industries. And to Funnelbox's benefit, Rebecca has years of experience landing accounts in media.  She enjoys a good bottle of wine, live theater performances, and hitting up the dog park with her furry friend Tucker.

Michael Fitzgerald

VP - Animation

Michael’s well versed when it comes to exploring the world then boomeranging back to Portland, his childhood stomping ground. After navigating the seas of futures trading and finance, he traded in his calculators for cameras as he built his own media empire, including a film production company, record label and PR agency. While his days no longer include rubbing elbows with characters like Billy Bragg, Bono and Moby (no big deal), we sure are happy to have him putting his brain power towards getting and keeping our beloved client’s psyched. If you can’t find him, look to the woods, lakes and soccer stadiums, where he’s likely relishing in a new adventure with his family.

Nick Perkiss

Post-Production Supervisor

Nick MAY just have a fondness for cats and cat-related internet videos. That deficiency, however, doesn't stop him from being a top-notch Colorist [that means making magic, people]. Nick's proficiency with DaVinci is supplemented by awesome powers in every program we use in the shop, making him a go-to-expert on practically any problem [just don't interrupt his cat videos].

Julius Jockusch

Technical Director

Julius is Technical Director of Funnelbox, keeping our machines happy and healthy [and spending long nights with them when they aren't]. An accomplished effects artist, he knows how to re-system a computer for best results and once turned a 30-jointed invasive crustacean into General Mittencrab. With his love of graphics, he gets choked up watching the beautiful, tactile garbage dumps of WALL-E.

Sean Saul

Motion Designer

Known affectionately as 'Scooter' [though he's been known to outride racing motorcycles on the track], Sean takes a holistic approach to design. Every part of the process receives his greatest attention and he takes the full weight of the success or failure of a piece on his own shoulders. That's not to say he's all work; it's just that it makes sense he races scooters to blow off steam...

Cody Liesinger

Creative Director

Funnelbox snagged Cody from the freelance world. Brought on as a full time editor, his edits are so spicy they keep our clients coming back for more. Don't let his long locks, 6'2" svelte stature and motorcycle fool you - Cody's got one helluva sweet tooth. His notorious one liners and in-depth details of his constant struggle with gluten and his love for all things carb, keep the office highly entertained. 

Spencer Hadduck

Sound Designer

Once upon a time, Spencer joined Funnelbox as an intern. It didn't take long to realize how valuable he was to our team. From intern, to PA, to now Funnelbox's Sound Designer - we couldn't make our movie magic without Spence! His loyalty, amazing spirit, sense of humor and can-do attitude makes him the most-wanted talent in our internal Funnelbox videos. 



Tracey Whitney

Production Manager

Tracey's propensity for creative problem solving in a high-intensity environment has yielded a rock-star Production Manager. Her video inception was in public broadcasting, where she worked on national TV shows helping solve historical and archaeological mysteries. When Tracey isn't coordinating like a wizard, she keeps busy gardening, tending to her chickens, and eating her favorite tacos in southeast Portland (she's also a big fan of chicken and waffles). 

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