Sean Lukasik has a 10-year career in creative marketing, dating back to a public relations role at Kids Escaping Drugs in Buffalo, NY. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication / Journalism from St. John Fisher College and moved to the Twin Tiers in 2005 as the Director of Public Relations at Notre Dame High School.
In 2008, Sean became a regional consultant for 'Pipeline 4 Progress' and President of Twin Tiers Young Professionals. He has served on the board of directors for several community organizations including The ARTS Council, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier Library System.
In his 2013 TED Talk, "A New Definition of Friendship," Sean spoke to over 200 audience members and hundreds more YouTube viewers about the importance of real-life relationships. Sean is a runner and music-lover who has an unhealthy relationship with Buffalo sports teams. After his family and close friends, Presley (a 70 lb. retriever / lab mix) is his biggest fan.
Maria came to the region as a news photographer for the Elmira Star-Gazette. She added two years as an education and health reporter and photographer for The Leader in Corning, NY before opening her own studio in 2003. Via the Associated Press, Maria’s photos have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Time Magazine. Though she’s a bit of a celebrity herself, you won’t hear her brag about the times she was hired to photograph Hilary Clinton, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, or John Goodman; she wouldn’t think to mention it.
Maria brings a fierce combination of excitement, energy, and extroversion to the offices of CreAgent Marketing. Her creativity is fueled by a little too much cream in her coffee and not enough space on her desk.
When she’s not photographing collegiate sports, high-end lifestyle weddings, or public relations campaigns, she coaches youth sports and devotes her time to Girls On The Run.
Dave Rochelle has amassed over 20 years experience as a creative professional specializing in film, television, and web video. He's been recognized by the New York State Association of Broadcasters for outstanding commercials, in addition to a SUNY Chancellor's Award and multiple independent film festival honors.
A Cornell grad from Horseheads, NY, Dave has lived and worked in Elmira, Buffalo, Albany, and Washington, DC before settling in Corning. He has served on the Greater Corning Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and currently serves on Corning’s Gaffer District Board of Directors.
Dave wrote this entire bio on Post-It notes before transferring it to the digital screen, where his best work really comes to life. Drawing inspiration from a bag of Seinfeld quotes, movie posters, rocks glasses, and hidden album tracks, his work is always professional and often award-winning.