Ground Media

TEAM


With backgrounds in journalism, documentary film, marketing and commercial production, we know how to build stories for impact. We work with a large roster of creative collaborators and can craft a team tailor made for your campaign.

DAVID ROCHKIND / CREATIVE DIRECTOR David spent a decade working as a photojournalist, covering issues around the world for outlets like The New York Times, TIME Magazine and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He founded Ground Media with the goal of using storytelling to leverage impact and motivate action for brands and organizations working to make a difference. He has led projects for non-profits, development organizations and Fortune 500 companies all around the world.

DAVID ROCHKIND / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

David spent a decade working as a photojournalist, covering issues around the world for outlets like The New York Times, TIME Magazine and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. He founded Ground Media with the goal of using storytelling to leverage impact and motivate action for brands and organizations working to make a difference. He has led projects for non-profits, development organizations and Fortune 500 companies all around the world.

PHILLIP PALMER / COMPOSER Phillip is a songwriter and composer for theater, film, and dance. He was the winner of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theater Songwriting and the 2017 BMI Jerry Bock Award for My Heart Is the Drum, his first musical play, which premiered in 2016 at The Village Theatre. He is a member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.

PHILLIP PALMER / COMPOSER

Phillip is a songwriter and composer for theater, film, and dance. He was the winner of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theater Songwriting and the 2017 BMI Jerry Bock Award for My Heart Is the Drum, his first musical play, which premiered in 2016 at The Village Theatre. He is a member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music.

CAROLYN BARNWELL / SENIOR PRODUCER Carolyn specializes in working with mission-driven organizations to communicate their work to general audiences. She previously worked at National Geographic, where she produced short-form videos and television shows, and worked on advocacy campaigns for organizations like the World Bank and the TED prize. Carolyn also wrote, produced and edited Nat Geo’s first-ever digital series showcasing scientists and explorers’ fieldwork.

CAROLYN BARNWELL / SENIOR PRODUCER

Carolyn specializes in working with mission-driven organizations to communicate their work to general audiences. She previously worked at National Geographic, where she produced short-form videos and television shows, and worked on advocacy campaigns for organizations like the World Bank and the TED prize. Carolyn also wrote, produced and edited Nat Geo’s first-ever digital series showcasing scientists and explorers’ fieldwork.

 
FABIAN TEJADA / ANIMATION & MOTION DESIGN Fabian's creative practice focuses on "Noble and Useful Motion Design" for advocacy, documentary and motivational media. His work has received numerous awards from prestigious organizations such as AIGA, D&AD, Emmy, The Art Directors Club, American Graphic Design and Communication Arts. 

FABIAN TEJADA / ANIMATION & MOTION DESIGN

Fabian's creative practice focuses on "Noble and Useful Motion Design" for advocacy, documentary and motivational media. His work has received numerous awards from prestigious organizations such as AIGA, D&AD, Emmy, The Art Directors Club, American Graphic Design and Communication Arts. 

DANIEL TURNER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Daniel takes a documentary narrative approach to film, looking to emphasize the human aspect, and emotional impact, in advocacy and issue videos. He has a particular expertise in environmental issues, and in translating scientific understanding into captivating stories that can reach and engage broad audiences. He has filmed around the world, from atop volcanoes in Indonesia to eighty feet underwater at the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

DANIEL TURNER / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Daniel takes a documentary narrative approach to film, looking to emphasize the human aspect, and emotional impact, in advocacy and issue videos. He has a particular expertise in environmental issues, and in translating scientific understanding into captivating stories that can reach and engage broad audiences. He has filmed around the world, from atop volcanoes in Indonesia to eighty feet underwater at the first offshore wind farm in the United States.