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WHO WE ARE

Rocket Media Group, LLC is a full service film, video, and multimedia communications company. Storytelling is our passion. We write, produce, and direct award-winning work for Fortune 500, government, and broadcast clients.

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OUR PEOPLE

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DEBBIE LEHARDY

Debbie LeHardy is the Member Manager and majority owner of Rocket Media. She was president of Debbie LeHardy & Co., LLC, a leading communications, events and marketing firm in the Washington, DC area for 23 years. Debbie leads Rocket in our strategic planning and marketing, as well as day to day operations. Her infectious energy brings positive outcomes to every project.

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TOM FELIU

Tom Feliu has produced, directed and written hundreds of award-winning productions ranging from national PBS series and documentaries to dramatic narratives and communications projects for Fortune 500 and Government clients. Prior to co-founding Rocket Media in 2004, he was co-founder of Renaissance Media, which he operated out of Denver, Colorado, for 14 years.

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SKIP COBLYN 

Skip Coblyn joined Rocket Media Group as Producer/Director in 2015, after collaborating as a freelancer for five years. Skip was Producer for Rocket’s award-winning series of FBI dramatic short films, as well as on projects for The Department of Labor, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the Department of Veteran Affairs, NIH, and the U.S. Army, among others. Before Rocket, Skip produced or worked on projects for public television, national corporations, non-profit organizations, and the Library of Congress.

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WARD LEHARDY

Ward LeHardy is co-founder of Rocket Media and the former President of Greenlight Productions, a full-service production company which operated in the Washington DC area for many years. Mr. LeHardy brings over 15 years experience producing award-winning film and video projects for broadcast, corporate and government clients.

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LESLIE RALSTON-RAKOW

As production manager at Rocket for the past 4 years, Leslie Ralston-Rakow has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from crewing for studio and location productions to managing logistics on complex  public television documentaries and dramatic narrative films.  Leslie also has an extensive background as an editor for clients including Discovery Networks, National Geographic, Department of Veterans Affairs, Pentagon Channel and many other broadcast and federal agencies. 

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MIKE ENGLE

Mike Engle serves as full time Editor, cutting a range of projects from dramatic narratives to agent training series. Mike brings a passion for excellence to every project.

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SAMANTHA HUGHES

Samantha Hughes is a skilled Editor who supports projects with both editing of programs and on set script supervision. Sami previously was a digital media educator in the Virginia public school system.

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SETH USHER

Seth Usher is a 3D Modeler and motion graphics animator who plies his craft creating 3D worlds and populating them with avatars for real-time simulations.

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PATTIE BROWN

Pattie Brown is Rocket's Facility Security Officer and manages our Top Secret clearance as well as individual clearance processing for all employees.

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IRENE TZAMARAS

Irene Tzamaras is our business compliance manager and bookkeeper. She manages all tax related issues and handles our books and payables.

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MARIE MURRAY

Marie Murray manages our accounts receivables and tracks all invoicing on a monthly basis for all customers.

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OUR FACILITIES

Our Facilities Include Five State-of-the-art... broadcast quality non-linear editing and post-production suites, including Final Cut Pro HD" and "Avid Adrenaline" to "Adobe Premiere" and "DaVinci Resolve".

We also have a professional recording booth for voice over work. In addition, our stable of editors are some of the best in the business, bringing creativity and speed to every project.

Graphics capabilities include Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and multiple 3-D modeling tools.

OUR MISSION

To be an integral part of your communications and learning solutions. We are committed to truly understand your business and the needs of your target audience; to craft engaging and carefully focused communications / learning experiences that "move the needle" in the real world.

To delight our clients by keeping our promises, staying on time and on budget, being easy (and fun) to work with, and delivering a product that exceeds expectations.

VISUAL STORYTELLING IS OUR PASSION!

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OTHER TEAM MEMBERS

Our stable of skilled videographers, audio technicians, grips, producers, writers, editors, production staff, lighting directors, production designers, floor directors, makeup specialists, teleprompter operators are some of the very best in the business. They deliver the quality of services that our broadcast, government and commercial clients need and expect...on time and on budget.

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