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Caroline Cook

CO-FOUNDER

Caroline Cook got her start at the renowned recording studio Tequila Mockingbird in Austin, Texas. During her time at the studio, Caroline helped produce several national radio and television ads, including campaigns for McDonalds, Sonic and Southwest Airlines. After working with Tequila Mockingbird, Caroline began working with actor and comedian Amy Poehler in Los Angeles, serving as her right-hand woman and executive assistant. Her work with Poehler included two Golden Globe awards (both of which Poehler hosted), two Emmy Awards, two seasons of NBC's Parks and Recreation and Comedy Central's hit television show Broad City (exec. produced by Poehler). Caroline also served as associate producer for Poehler's Youtube channel, Smart Girls at the Party, which focuses on empowering young women. Caroline's experience in the ad and film industries led to her writing and producing original content for companies such as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Elite Daily, YouTube, AfterEllen, Honey and TxDot. In 2017, Caroline joined forces with business partner and life partner Rebekah Wood to create a company that helps all businesses, no matter how small. Caroline is the Creative Director at Red Cactus Media, overseeing all content, branding, production and all things creative.

 
 
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Rebekah Wood

CO-FOUNDER

Rebekah is our Chief Executive Officer & a born and bred Austinite. After graduating from UT Austin with a degree in International Business, Rebekah moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. She took on 3 internships at once: Viacom, Rat Pac Entertainment and Plan B Production Company. From there, Rebekah had the opportunity to work alongside top film score composers John Williams, Thomas Newman and Michael Giacchino (among others) at the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency. After several years at the Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency, Rebekah was promoted to Marketing Manager at the agency's sister company, Film Concerts Live! It was there that Rebekah got her chops in digital & print advertising, digital marketing, social media management and production coordination for live orchestral shows all over the world. In 2017, Rebekah decided to take the skills she acquired in Los Angeles and use them for the good - helping new and upcoming companies in her hometown to get on the map. Staying true to her degree, Rebekah remains passionate about traveling and plans to take Red Cactus Media all over the world, wherever her next adventure takes her.  

 
 
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Kara Buse

PHOTOGRAPHER

The woman. The myth. The legend. Kara is the go-to photographer and videographer for all Red Cactus Media projects. Kara's portfolio includes work with Audi Silver Car, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Ruta Maya Coffee, Stag Provisions, Will Leather Goods, and Outdoor Voices.

When she isn’t holding a camera, Kara can be found playing guitar and singing at open mics around town or roaming through nature.

Learn more about Kara here. 

 
 
 
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Georgia Malone

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Yet another native Austinite, Georgia is Red Cactus Media’s graphic designer. Georgia works mostly in print, and has spent the last seven years designing album covers, posters, merchandise, logos and promotional material. She has also managed the prepress production of countless vinyl record projects.

Georgia's portfolio includes SXSW, Ruta Maya Coffee, Pirates Press, Toro's Tacos & The City of Atlanta. 

View Georgia’s work here.

 
 
 
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Zach Nicholson

SEO specialist | web developer

After graduating from St. Mary's University in 2013 with a BA in English-Communication Arts, Zach entered the digital marketing field as a web developer. Since then, Zach has worked in corporate digital marketing, focusing on SEO and UX. Zach's goal is to make websites do more – increasing website traffic, engagement, and overall ROI. Zach's mix of creative and technical know-how make him an asset to almost any digital project.

View Zach’s work here.

 
 
 
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Bryan Buse

Drone operator

The other half of Wyld Roots, Bryan is our in-house drone operator. Bryan specializes in commercial drone footage, but also enjoys shooting his home, the Texas Hill Country, in his free time. In addition to his videography work, Bryan worked in digital advertising at the Austin American Statesman and is now a digital advertising executive at Q1 Media.

 
 
 
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Eddie

HEAD OF RECRUITING

Meet Eddie, our in-house recruiter. He’s notorious for cuddling, snoozing and keeping the Red Cactus Media team on track. Eddie may not be able to speak, but he says it all with his eyes.