Dynamic Thought. Powerful Results.

Team

Chandos Erwin - Co-Founder, Managing Partner   Chandos has been planning, designing, and developing digital products and advertising campaigns since 1995. Growing up with the web, dipping his fingers into everything from design to databases, he led the development of online solutions and campaigns for clients including Disney, Microsoft, Hyundai, Logitech, Thermador, Bosch Appliances, Auberge Resorts, and even the country of New Caledonia. Chandos is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives directly between our Santa Monica office and the sailboat that he doesn't get to take out nearly enough.

Chandos Erwin - Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Chandos has been planning, designing, and developing digital products and advertising campaigns since 1995. Growing up with the web, dipping his fingers into everything from design to databases, he led the development of online solutions and campaigns for clients including Disney, Microsoft, Hyundai, Logitech, Thermador, Bosch Appliances, Auberge Resorts, and even the country of New Caledonia. Chandos is a graduate of Brown University and currently lives directly between our Santa Monica office and the sailboat that he doesn't get to take out nearly enough.

Buster Pike - Co-Founder, Managing Partner   Buster has more than 20 years of experience in travel, sports, and technology marketing, working at agencies such as IMG (sports marketing) and McCann Erickson and serving clients as an independent marketing consultant. He brings strategic technology considerations and expertise into each project, driving positive returns for both small and large marketing campaigns. His clients have included: Microsoft, Nokia, MasterCard, Comcast, Logan International Airport, San Diego Gas & Electric, Con Edison, NSTAR, TigerWoods.com, US Soccer, US Tennis, Louis Vuitton and the America’s Cup sailing event. Buster has lived and worked across the U.S., the Caribbean, London, Dublin and Auckland.

Buster Pike - Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Buster has more than 20 years of experience in travel, sports, and technology marketing, working at agencies such as IMG (sports marketing) and McCann Erickson and serving clients as an independent marketing consultant. He brings strategic technology considerations and expertise into each project, driving positive returns for both small and large marketing campaigns. His clients have included: Microsoft, Nokia, MasterCard, Comcast, Logan International Airport, San Diego Gas & Electric, Con Edison, NSTAR, TigerWoods.com, US Soccer, US Tennis, Louis Vuitton and the America’s Cup sailing event. Buster has lived and worked across the U.S., the Caribbean, London, Dublin and Auckland.

Urs Baur - Creative Director   Urs has 25 years of experience in brand and content development, strategic communications, community engagement and event production. Along his unconventional creative path he’s worked for major global brands such as Volkswagen, Nikon, Sony, Singapore Airlines, Seagrams, Thermador, and B/S/H. Additionally, he worked with I:CO the world's largest used clothing collection and recycling company, as well as Infrastructure Energy, an international developer providing sustainable, community driven improvements to energy infrastructure in cities across North America. Urs trusts in the combined power of technology and storytelling to inform, empower and inspire better communities.

Urs Baur - Creative Director

Urs has 25 years of experience in brand and content development, strategic communications, community engagement and event production. Along his unconventional creative path he’s worked for major global brands such as Volkswagen, Nikon, Sony, Singapore Airlines, Seagrams, Thermador, and B/S/H. Additionally, he worked with I:CO the world's largest used clothing collection and recycling company, as well as Infrastructure Energy, an international developer providing sustainable, community driven improvements to energy infrastructure in cities across North America. Urs trusts in the combined power of technology and storytelling to inform, empower and inspire better communities.

Jason Skowronek - Application Director, Partner   In addition to managing our development team, Jason is a software architect, senior Web developer, and systems integrator with director level experience in software architecture, user experience design, mobile, Web, application programming, and managing enterprise Web applications and Web sites. He is an expert in Web development utilizing Microsoft .NET Framework, PHP, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and other software platforms and frameworks. He has led multiple multi-tier, database-driven web development projects and has both led or contributed to countless successful deliveries of B2C and B2B Web applications. He lives in Salt Lake City.

Jason Skowronek - Application Director, Partner

In addition to managing our development team, Jason is a software architect, senior Web developer, and systems integrator with director level experience in software architecture, user experience design, mobile, Web, application programming, and managing enterprise Web applications and Web sites. He is an expert in Web development utilizing Microsoft .NET Framework, PHP, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and other software platforms and frameworks. He has led multiple multi-tier, database-driven web development projects and has both led or contributed to countless successful deliveries of B2C and B2B Web applications. He lives in Salt Lake City.

Casey Burke - Production Designer  Casey is an Ohio-native designer who currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT. With a focus in production design he works on a wide variety of projects including web and print. Before joining us, Casey worked on projects for the Tour de France and the Iron Man Triathlon. When he isn't plying pixels for us, Casey spends his time skiing, mountain biking, and watching his favorite football teams, the Bengals and the OSU Buckeyes.

Casey Burke - Production Designer
Casey is an Ohio-native designer who currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT. With a focus in production design he works on a wide variety of projects including web and print. Before joining us, Casey worked on projects for the Tour de France and the Iron Man Triathlon. When he isn't plying pixels for us, Casey spends his time skiing, mountain biking, and watching his favorite football teams, the Bengals and the OSU Buckeyes.

Ray Trejo - Media Director   Ray has 25+ years experience in media planning and buying. Over the course of his career he has worked for major agencies in both Los Angeles and New York, most notably DMB&B/MediaVest, Grey/Mediacom, McCann-Erickson, and Dailey & Associates. His extensive experience includes all forms of media on both a national and local level. He has also developed a number of varied campaigns, including consumer, B2B, co-operative, direct response and international for clients including General Motors, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Nestle, and American Express. Ray has received two American Marketing Association Effie awards for campaigns he developed for General Motors and Denny’s Restaurants. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

Ray Trejo - Media Director

Ray has 25+ years experience in media planning and buying. Over the course of his career he has worked for major agencies in both Los Angeles and New York, most notably DMB&B/MediaVest, Grey/Mediacom, McCann-Erickson, and Dailey & Associates. His extensive experience includes all forms of media on both a national and local level. He has also developed a number of varied campaigns, including consumer, B2B, co-operative, direct response and international for clients including General Motors, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Nestle, and American Express. Ray has received two American Marketing Association Effie awards for campaigns he developed for General Motors and Denny’s Restaurants. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

Nick Bailey - Account Supervisor  Nick is an Account Supervisor at Hydro Studios currently specializing in cross channel marketing, website development, account planning and management. His areas of focus include user experience, wire framing, technical development and site integration. He enjoys creating solutions for the daily challenges presented within the digital marketing world. Outside of the sunny Santa Monica office, he is likely planning his next foodie experience or outdoor adventure with his wife and 3 dogs.

Nick Bailey - Account Supervisor
Nick is an Account Supervisor at Hydro Studios currently specializing in cross channel marketing, website development, account planning and management. His areas of focus include user experience, wire framing, technical development and site integration. He enjoys creating solutions for the daily challenges presented within the digital marketing world. Outside of the sunny Santa Monica office, he is likely planning his next foodie experience or outdoor adventure with his wife and 3 dogs.

Nevin Zavell - Development Intern   Nevin joined the Hydro team as our Development intern, specializing in HubSpot development of websites, landing pages and email templates while trying to learn the ropes of the various languages (php, javascript and so on). He’s a full time student, graduating this May from Westminster College with a degree in web design and marketing. Nevin’s also an avid scuba diver, traveler and quite the film nut.

Nevin Zavell - Development Intern

Nevin joined the Hydro team as our Development intern, specializing in HubSpot development of websites, landing pages and email templates while trying to learn the ropes of the various languages (php, javascript and so on). He’s a full time student, graduating this May from Westminster College with a degree in web design and marketing. Nevin’s also an avid scuba diver, traveler and quite the film nut.

Allie Detwiler - Account Manager   Allie comes to the Salt Lake City Office with a Business Administration degree from the University of Vermont. As Account Manager, her primary roles include day-to-day client management & project management, with a specialty in email campaign execution. When she's not in the office, you can count on her to be somewhere outside, snowboarding, skiing or hiking.

Allie Detwiler - Account Manager

Allie comes to the Salt Lake City Office with a Business Administration degree from the University of Vermont. As Account Manager, her primary roles include day-to-day client management & project management, with a specialty in email campaign execution. When she's not in the office, you can count on her to be somewhere outside, snowboarding, skiing or hiking.

Polly Patterson - Strategy Director    Polly brings 20+ years of sales, marketing, and operations leadership with global technology leaders, such as Microsoft and HPE, and agencies, including McCann Erickson. She has an MA in French Language & Literature and is fluent in French and German. Her client list includes Accenture, Amenergy, American Airlines, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Symantec, Virginia Cook Realtors, and Verizon. Polly often handles strategic research and channel strategy work. She’s leading efforts at Hydro to create an affordable growth marketing offering built around HubSpot to help startups and small to mid-size businesses scale up faster. If she’s not working, she’s walking her dog, reading, or traveling.

Polly Patterson - Strategy Director

Polly brings 20+ years of sales, marketing, and operations leadership with global technology leaders, such as Microsoft and HPE, and agencies, including McCann Erickson. She has an MA in French Language & Literature and is fluent in French and German. Her client list includes Accenture, Amenergy, American Airlines, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Symantec, Virginia Cook Realtors, and Verizon. Polly often handles strategic research and channel strategy work. She’s leading efforts at Hydro to create an affordable growth marketing offering built around HubSpot to help startups and small to mid-size businesses scale up faster. If she’s not working, she’s walking her dog, reading, or traveling.

Kevin Wee - Account Supervisor  Kevin comes to our Santa Monica office with over eight years digital marketing experience working for one of Hawaii’s largest advertising agencies, MVNP. He has helped produce award winning work for Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau, McDonald’s of Hawaii, and First Insurance Company of Hawaii. When not keeping up to date on the latest digital trends, you can find Kevin either at the movie theater, surfing, or wandering the LA wilderness with his Canon DSLR and wide angle lens.

Kevin Wee - Account Supervisor
Kevin comes to our Santa Monica office with over eight years digital marketing experience working for one of Hawaii’s largest advertising agencies, MVNP. He has helped produce award winning work for Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau, McDonald’s of Hawaii, and First Insurance Company of Hawaii. When not keeping up to date on the latest digital trends, you can find Kevin either at the movie theater, surfing, or wandering the LA wilderness with his Canon DSLR and wide angle lens.