Our Team.

Our team has a passion for crafting visually stunning and unforgettable videos. We offer the entire production experience, including conceptualizing, storyboarding, filming, editing, motion graphics, animation and visual effects. 

Alex Luster

Alex Luster

Co-owner

Alex Luster's first camera was one he received in a fast food kids’ meal in 1987. He's improved his craft since then, going on to work for Houston's top English and Spanish-language television networks. Alex created and produced his own Emmy-award-winning Spanish-language program and directed his first feature-length documentary, Stick ‘Em Up!. He's known for his ability to parachute into a situation and immediately find a unique perspective to tell a visual story.

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Lizbeth Ortiz

Administrative Assistant

Born in Mexico City, raised in Houston, and thrust into adulthood in New York City, she had no choice but to embrace the fact that she was an artist. Currently she follows her creative heart curating art exhibitions and plotting to reclaim a sense of sanity through art.

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Courtney Sandifer

Producer

Courtney’s passion for storytelling started when she was an adolescent, writing essays, learning photography and working on the school yearbook. In college, she reported for her hometown paper while studying human development. She had no plans to pursue video as a career, but it turns out all of her skills combined to make one people-savvy, creative documentarian. She’s dedicated much of the past 12 years to filmmaking, and absolutely loves helping people tell their stories through work at The Storyhive. Courtney can direct and produce anything from a high-energy horror flick to a heartfelt testimonial.

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Laura Castro

Editor

Laura Castro’s older brother introduced her to the skills of editing at the age of 12 after she took an interest in making her own YouTube videos. She quickly transitioned from Windows Movie Maker to Adobe Premiere Pro and went on to serve as the head editor of her high school’s weekly news show. She continued her film studies in college and after graduating partnered with her brother’s video production company. She joined The Storyhive in 2022 to help the team continue to create worthwhile stories.

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Jared Huff

Cinematographer

Once he volunteered for his high school’s film crew, Jared Huff got sucked into the world of video production. Throughout the years, whether it was filming sporting events or making silly videos with his friends, Jared has always preferred being behind the lens.  He’s either holding a camera or a video game controller, or occasionally some golf club he has not learned how to swing correctly. 

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Jena Moreno

Co-owner

Jena Moreno traces her lifelong passion for storytelling to grade school when she was commissioned to write stories by her fourth-grade classmates. Jena went on to a career in journalism, working as a business reporter for several Texas newspapers and the Washington Post. Her videos that accompanied news stories were recognized by SABEW and PR Daily while her articles won awards from the Texas Headliners Foundation, Associated Press Managing Editors and Hearst, among others.

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Eric Hutchison

Production Manager

There’s something about pushing red buttons that Eric has always found satisfying.  Maybe it started with the NES he received on Christmas morning in 19-eighty somethin’… maybe it was taking the safety off of his BB gun before putting countless holes into an innocent Dr Pepper can… or rushing to push record on the cassette deck when Enter Sandman came on.

 

Or just maybe... It was when his dad put an 8mm camcorder in his hand and said “push the red button before I hit this golf ball.”

 

Whatever it was, he somehow found a way to make a career from pushing a red button.

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Joe Long

Producer

After hatching from an egg in the dark recesses of a cave, Joe Long slithered his way towards the bright city lights of Houston to pursue a career in the film industry, not realizing California was in the other direction. His passions include writing, directing, editing…and summoning Sheila the lizard Goddess through the magic of the dark arts. But what else would you expect from an immortal reptilian warlock?

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Jeff Bayer

Motion Graphics Artist

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Arnulfo

Security Officer

Arnulfo is one of The Storyhive's longest-serving team members. He is essential for standing in and watching over the Hive. 

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Tom Gandy

Co-owner

Tom Gandy knew he wanted to be behind the camera at age seven during a field trip to a Philadelphia area television station. He had just seen the first Star Wars film and was studying how cinematic sound and visual effects were made. All of that research helped him in his 20-year-long career of creating television news, corporate commercials and documentary films. His work has been recognized with a silver Telly, Addy certificate of excellence and Houston AMA Crystal Award.

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Michelle Eulene

Senior Producer

Michelle fell in love with photography when she was an 8-years-old playing with a Suzy Snapshot doll that moved every time she clicked the doll’s camera. Being able to capture moments and memories in time drew her into the creative world of production. Fast forward to today, her inquisitive and curious nature played a major role as she headed into photojournalism,  lifestyle television, and dare say - a few reality TV shows. When not grilling folks on camera or watching video edits, she likes to get lost in traveling, trying new foods, and figuring out how to burn calories … from the new foods.

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Alden Roelant

Lead Editor

After watching Jaws at the age of three, Alden Roelant was hooked on movies. As soon as he could, he landed an internship where he learned everything about video, especially editing.  With no other skills or back-up plan, Alden pressed forward with his career in video working with megachurches, corporations and production companies. He has two beautiful children and is married to the love of his life.

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Paul Castro

Motion Graphics Artist

Creator of worlds. Destroyer of tacos. Paul utilizes a multitude of techniques and software to create a unique experience for each and every project. A traditional artist who got bit by the digital art bug, Paul has been creating animation for literally eons and keeps progressing in his journey year after year.

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You

Video Production Rockstar

Got a reel? We are always open to meeting great new crew. Send us an email and let us know who you are! 

Email us at team@thestoryhive.com