Chris is the alpha dog that guides PML to success. As the owner of the company, Chris is in charge. One of Chris’ coolest achievements is being inducted into the Villanova Hall of Fame for Swimming. To raise awareness for hamster gingivitis, he rode a bike across a 7-11 parking lot raising over $37 in Shake n Bake coupons. In 1979 at the age of 12, Chris had not yet passed his driver’s test. As recently as 3 months ago, he had eaten an egg salad sandwich. Chris spends much of his free time describing the facial architecture of the cast of “Three’s Company” to police sketch artists. He credits staying fit by only eating meals while sprinting the 110-meter hurdles. Chris was never credited for co-writing many of the B-side singles for the southern rock band 38 Special. He won a karaoke contest sponsored by “Depends” by singing the song “London Bridge is Falling Down”. Chris is now working on building the first ever “green” city in Pennsylvania called “Martian Town”.
Big Kahuna Michael Remp is living proof that if you hang around long enough, someone will inevitably put you in charge. Mike (or as the staff is instructed to call him, O Great Leader And Drinker of Coffee) started at Propulsion as an intern in 2004, in the days when TV commercials were actually hammered with chisels into stone tablets. Mike is most proud of the fact that since he took over the front office, every one of the TV commercials Propulsion has produced has been shot in beautiful black and white. (Of course they haven’t, Mike’s just color blind, but we don’t want to hurt his feelings). Apart from hanging out with his two teenage kids – just kidding, no teenager hangs out with their parents, c’mon – Mike spends his weekends maintaining his modestly impressive Platinum rank in Rocket League.
Born in the backseat of a VW Microbus in the parking lot of a vacant K-Mart, Christian still gets a little misty every time he hears the words “blue light special.” He loves two things about Philadelphia – (1) the Phillies and (2) the Phillies. He’d name a third but that requires math. He is also a huge fan of mob movies, and watches them whenever he has time, unlike his uncle Vito ‘Duct Tape’ DeLuccia, who has lots of time – 5 years left on a 28 year stretch at Shawshank. Christian is also an aspiring heavy metal guitarist and is trying his best to master the art without selling his soul to the devil.
Account Coordinator Casey Lauer is such a fan of Harry Styles that her prize possessions are all of the restraining orders Mr. Styles has filed against her. At last count, the number was up to thirty-seven. Thirty-eight if you count the recent Coachella ‘flashing’ incident. We’re not sure what happened but it scared the socks off Shania Twain. When she’s not stalking musicians, Casey loves her some espresso (and looks down her nose at people who say it with an ‘x’), believes that a healthy breakfast consists of a fiber-loaded bagel and a non-fiber-loaded mimosa, and can often be found out hiking and camping in national parks and dreaming about a chance encounter with Park Ranger Harry Styles. Among her dislikes are slow walking people, slow walking people from New Jersey, and people who run 5Ks during holidays.
When Matt isn’t turning TV spot concepts into bricks of gold, he’s saving the lives of animals from the depths of despair. When it comes to animal care, Matt makes Noah look like Cruella Deville. Matt owns a couple animals, including 2 dogs, a bird, a cat, five dolphins, three kangaroos and a unicorn. Okay, maybe not the last couple but you get the idea.
Tom, in his fashionable Adidas track jacket and designer sneakers, works down in one of the audio dungeons. Subsisting on a diet of Chicken McNuggets and Mountain Dew, he’s the resident ProTools aficionado, and he supervises a majority of the voice talent sessions – which is the only time he’s allowed contact with other humans during the day. Tom is first to admit he’s the lone super-fan of the 80’s sitcom “Night Court”, and he’s famous for quoting the animated series, Pinky and the Brain. One of his favorites is “never underestimate the power of a free t-shirt.”
Senior Video Producer Jeff Belcher comes from a long line of Belchers. He likes his coffee black and his beer cold. A proud graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Jeff got his start by answering one of those ads in the back of a comic book saying “Can you draw this? Then you may be an artist!” He spent a number of years working in restaurants, where his last name came in very handy. He’s actually kept a record of how many times people have said to his face, “Belcher? I just met ‘er!” The count is now up to 3,802. 3,803 if you count this bio. Jeff shares his time with his cat, Leia, named after – you guessed it – the 3rd baseman for the 1970 Chicago Cubs, Billy Joe Leia. Jeff is also a lover of movies and of the sport of Kings, bowling. He once tried bowling during a movie and is now no longer welcome in several area theaters
Josh Watkins can usually be found in the break room reminiscing about his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. As a star intern there, he single-handedly led the team to their first ever Super Bowl victory. Josh currently lives just outside of Philadelphia in the quaint neighborhood of Manayunk. Bonus points if you know how to pronounce it. Josh’s heritage is actually 2/3 Giant. At 9’7” (we estimated), he’s actually debated having his legs shortened, but Propulsion’s healthcare doesn’t cover it. For now, we’ll just stock up on bandages for when he cracks his head on the doorways.
Patrick Langschwager, born in a brewery of the same last name, is the latest model of Kutztown Alumn at Propulsion Media Labs. While he studied Advertising in school, his motion design chops are home-brewed and nothing to scoff at. His passion for animation can solely be attributed to his obsession with Anime and Manga, an illness he’s had since before it was cool.
Patrick is an easily inspired writer as demonstrated by his trademark 5-paragraph standard emails written in MLA format. As a tik tok connoisseur and youtube rabbit hole binger, he is a deep well of utterly useless trivia that makes him a staple for any Tuesday night quizzo.
Susan is the financial superglue that holds PML together. Between processing invoices and paying all the bills, she’s solely responsible for instituting book-balancing as an official event in the 2020 Summer Olympics. The default “mom” of the group, she’s even been known to call employees to make sure they wake-up on time, especially Matt.