Rockets move fast. That's what they do. They get you from point A to point B quickly so that you're free to explore the unimaginable. But a rocket is just a vessel or a free-flying conduit, and it's those within, outside, in front of, and behind it who chart its course and determine where it goes, how quickly it gets there, and how deep and lasting an impact it makes. Meet the team that makes it all happen.
"I never met a challenge (or an exclamation point!) that I didn't like."
Is Sara a bit of a risk-taker? Yes. Why? Because it’s a challenge and, why not? Is Sara simultaneously the most steadfast, reliable and baller best friend to all our clients? Yes. Both of these natural strengths are driven by Sara's constant need from within to push, and push, and push some more. A producer’s role is to take all of the ideas, sift through until you land on the great ones, then work tirelessly to help the entirety of the creative team actually bring those ideas to life in a completely unrivaled way. Until the next opportunity, at which point the cycle begins anew and we do our best to outdo ourselves again. This is what Sara lives for. Quite simply, she's fearless, and always gets it done. With a healthy dose of exclaiming, of course.
"I love you, but I don't want to take a road trip with you."
Marla says she has no history that she is able to speak of publicly without CIA clearance. Within minutes of meeting, she'll most likely tell you the strange, and often obscure, National Day being celebrated. Long ago, on Disc Golf Day, she started as a PA and rose the ranks, working her way up to EP and Head of Production. Her wit is as lethal as her demeanor is lovable and loyal. All about the team dynamic, she dotes on each director and producer and how much she loves each of them. Sara is her “little Turtle Dove” and “I am her Buttercup,” she admits, saying “we would all do anything for each other.” Marla will win you over in seconds and then get back to running a job or twenty at the same time, without skipping a beat.
"Are you having fun? Anyone not having fun should probably go."
Cory has done a million things and he’s done them each really well. He’s been on all sides of commercial production. He’s been on the art side, graduating the ivy of art schools. He’s been on the agency side, as an art director and as a writer. He’s been on the consumer side, as a student of the world, traveling much of it for a whole year. And now, in this iteration of his creative life, he’s landed on the production side as an extraordinary executive producer, and we think it's his best role yet. When not discussing this or his hair, you can find Cory cursing out greasy vintage car parts, dispensing unsolicited fitness advice he does not himself follow, and making travel plans he has to cancel because of work. But he loves his job, so it's fine. Really.
"Ride-or-die, am I right? And by ride, I mean... on unicorns."
Before becoming Rocket’s newest Executive Producer, Susanne was a Dean at a boarding school, a Wilderness Instructor and worked on the agency side too. She landed in production about 12 years ago by falling, head to toe, in wet paint her first two weeks on the job. Since then she’s really learned how to dig her heels in. Having moved all the time as a kid, she’s a natural born sweet talker and go-getter. Susanne is incredibly dedicated to our clients and will have you signing up for a half marathon or auditioning for Keanu’s role in off broadway’s ‘Point Break’ before you know what’s happened. Recently described by a client as the go-to arbiter of taste, she’s also as goofy as one gets and an avid reader.