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“Go West, young man.”
– HORACE GREELEY

Go West Creative is both a direction and a philosophy, navigating our clients away from traditional thinking to new, uncharted, creative frontiers. The experiences, events and original content that we create connects brands to the human spirit. Manifesting not marketing, but memories.

Go beyond. Go west. Go West Creative.

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It is in Go West’s DNA to surf the leading wave of trends and technology in the creation of extraordinary experiences.

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Creative content production

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Whatever you can imagine

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  • Farmer’s Insurance “Championship”
    Chicago Navy Pier
  • Marilyn Moment
    New York City
  • SONIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
    Creative Development and Production, Event and Media Production, Event Activation
  • Five Guys National Franchisee Conference and Games
    Activations, TUFFtxts, Video content, Animation
  • UNDP Equator Prize
    Lincoln Center, New York City
  • Petco
    Nashville, TN

Our Team

David Fischette
David Fischette
President, CEO & Chief Creative

My role is to provide vision, leadership and context to the team while working along side our executive team to navigate the company in the right direction with regards to day to day management decisions and the right creative direction for all our client experiences.

Julie Johnston
Julie Johnston
Director Of Creative

I oversee and manage the amazingly talented GW Creative Department. I make sure we are providing our clients with top quality media elements that set their brand or event apart. We keep the creative juices flowing among the team by constantly challenging ourselves to try new things and take our work to the next level.

Jason Saffran
Jason Saffran
Executive Vice President

I work with clients from the initial discussions, through execution and beyond. I like Bob Marley, Louis CK, Basquiat and sitting on my porch swing or painting.

Rick Borja
Rick Borja
Executive Producer & Partner

As one of the founding partners of the company, I oversee the West Coast office of Go West Creative. I am also an Executive Producer, with an emphasis on Technical Production, Direction, and Design. On the side, I'm an ordained minister and I've married about 20 couples.

Amy Kluttz
Amy Kluttz
Project Manager

I manage really cool projects. My favorite entertainers are Sara Bareilles, Will Ferrel and Jimmy Fallon. Also, I'm an excellent dog walker.

Chad Baur
Chad Baur
Account Executive

I get to spend my time networking and meeting new people for the purpose of developing lasting relationships around Nashville and the rest of the country. I also oversee the company's marketing efforts. When I'm not working, I'm a family man, a novelist, an adventurer and an avid golfer.

Laura Brock
Laura Brock
Director of Business Affairs

I manage the contract process for all projects, oversee Accounts Receivable, as well as maintain a working relationship with our clients. Lots of paperwork! I grew up in a musical family so Nashville is perfect for me. If I created an event, it would be to set up a nationwide pet adoption and fundraiser.

Jeffrey Pittle
Jeffrey Pittle
Creative Director (Pixel Wizard, Grandmaster of Graphics, etc. etc. )

My responsibility includes company-wide creative direction, overseeing the Nashville Creative Department staff, and making sure our projects get done with the quality and efficiency that clients have come to expect from Go West Creative. I collect original animation art – everything from the Jetsons to the Flintstones!

Shinichiro Matsuda
Shinichiro Matsuda
Motion Graphics Designer

I am a motion graphics designer with a background in design and filmmaking. As a native of Japan, I began experimenting with various artistic mediums like anime/pop culture, which led my career to expand into motion graphics and animation. I have worked on motion graphics and VFX for several "METAL GEAR SOLID" games, but I have never played the games.

Jeremy Engleman
Jeremy Engleman
Design Director

My main contributions lie in experiential design. Stage sets, broadcast set design, museum & tradeshow exhibits, permanent media and entertainment installs and the like. I work with just about any material or system in the entertainment industry. My favorite entertainers are Galactic and Steve Martin.

Trent Bynum
Trent Bynum
Creative Manager, Senior Editor

I help manage creative workflows within the department, and oversee projects that involve several artists. I am also the Sr. Editor in-house, and spend most of my time creating videos and motion graphic animations. Oh, and I sing in a barbershop group.

Kacey Bradshaw
Kacey Bradshaw
Executive Assistant

I work in the Nashville Warehouse and prep and prepare gear for various Go West shows across the nation. I also help on site by setting the show up and making sure everything is ready for each event. Fun fact, I used to do Rodeos as a kid.

Reiley McClendon
Reiley McClendon
Creative Coordinator

I assist our Director of Creative in keeping a heartbeat on the creative department. I jump in wherever needed to help our project pipeline and have become a jack-of-all-trades. I have 2 medals from the British Imperial Dance Society in the Cha Cha and the Paso Doble.

Greg Ogne
Greg Ogne
Technical Coordinator

I coordinate the maintenance, movement, and purchase of equipment in the Nashville office. Additionally, I act as a technician onsite to ensure that our events flow smoothly. If I could, I would throw the first event on the moon, because that would be awesome.

Rachel Berry
Rachel Berry
Project Manager

I work very closely with the Creative & Sales Teams to brainstorm and design the event. From there I get to take those pieces and build a budget, manage logistics and execute an extraordinary event. I love seeing everything come to fruition and the client with a smile on their face.

Marley Bell Kluttz
Marley Bell Kluttz
Chief Office Companion

I'm the official office greeter; Demanding attention from everyone, sleeping under desk, chasing light reflects, and giving love to all. I love coming to the office everyday and playing in the warehouse with my boy.

Ory Brochet
Ory Brochet
Director of Logistics

I work directly for Mark Bianchi on the operations side of the business. I also work with production and the logistics department to produce our events. Last but not least I am an onsite Technical Director and Production Manager. Additionally, I am a pretty decent wood worker.

Get on the list!

We are excited to personally invite you to submit your HOT IDEA for the 2016 production of “Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2016™.” Michael is continuously on the lookout for the newest and hottest ideas. The show has become increasingly popular amongst event and entertainment professionals over the last dozen years due to its informative and educational nature,
set in a most entertaining format that only Michael can deliver!

Find out more about Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™

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