Our staff has the experience and expertise to make your production truly outstanding.
Everett Gorel - Director / Cinematographer / President
As a Brown University graduate, Everett produced films on the East Coast for seven years before returning home to open South Coast . He’s been awarded national grants for various film projects, serves on advisory boards for college film and video departments, and is a Silver Council member of the Telly Awards. Having shot and directed hundreds of commercials, documentaries, and corporate programs, there’s little that leaves here without his imprint. A loyal client following indicates an awareness of his talents as both a director and “people person”.
Steve Goyette - Production Manager / Audio Engineer
Since 1978 Steve has been working in corporate training and commercial production. Holding degrees in both Journalism and Radio/TV, he’s worked as scriptwriter, cartoonist, cameraman, storyboard artist, audio engineer, technical director, and a few other jobs he doesn’t care to mention. As South Coast ’s Production Manager since 1984, Steve coordinates all aspects of the facility’s production and post-production. With his renowned ability for multi-tasking, Steve has taught us there is no such thing as the word “no”.
Bill Brauer - Producer / Writer
As an award-winning writer, producer, and director, Bill deftly uses creativity and innovation to solve communications design challenges. With over 30 years experience creating programs that are both entertaining and informative, Bill collaborates with clients on a strategic level to help them use media as a business tool. He has extensive experience working in large corporations, specializing in training, advertising, marketing, public relations, multimedia design and live event production. Did we mention painting, cooking or “tennis anyone?”
Mary Herrmann - Photographer
Labeling Mary Herrmann "a food photographer" doesn't quite tell the whole story. As the youngest sister in a family of 15, Mary received her first cooking lessons about the same time most of us got our first tricycles. Though she still loves to cook, her photographic artistry reflects a keen understanding of food and beverage presentation, as well. That understanding began to take shape early in her career while assisting other photographers with diverse projects, but the maturation of Mary's own individual style is defined by her studio work over the past 25 years. In this controlled environment, she's fine-tuned her natural talent and affinity for tabletop photography. Clients like Sysco, Igloo, Applebee’s, Quaker State, Minute-Maid, and Hard Rock Cafe have relied upon Mary’s “eye” to capture their products with her unique and fun presentation style. In addition to her life as a still photographer, Mary finds time for yoga, water sports, organic gardening and large four legged animals.
Tracy Barbour - Office Manager
Highly organized and fiercely creative, Tracy has range. In addition to being our office manager, she's a photographer, writer, nonprofit founder/president, and creative consultant. Tracy is a member of AIGA and ASMP. Though a transplant from her home state of Nebraska, Tracy has quickly fallen in love with her adopted city of Houston and become active in our local creative community, building a reputation as a dynamic artist and a relationship builder. Tracy also loves to cook and explore Houston’s eclectic cuisine. By the way, if you stop by on the right day, her cheesecake is to die for!
Marco DuBose - Senior Editor
Rhythm, Style, Energy, The Cut… Tools of the trade. Marco has spent a career sharpening those tools and developing an editing philosophy- a philosophy based on pictures telling stories and editors listening. He has blazed a trail on some ground-breaking projects: early work for MTV, Apple Computer’s first multimedia shows and helping develop the “Info-tainment” genre. Today, the digital world brings new possibilities to the edit suite, but through it all, Marco has never lost sight of the Zen heart of editing: vision.
Kevin Vinther - Avid Editor
From the moment he discovered he could actually study video production in college, Kevin was attracted to the power of editing in crafting a story. Active in computers since 1980, Kevin developed a passion for integrating the mechanical precision of technology with the humanity of communicating a vision. Having honed his editorial skills over the last twenty years, Kevin is quick and creative. But equally important, clients appreciate the laid-back and fresh approach Kevin brings to each project.
Casey Bennett - Studio Manager
Our studio manager is not only a recent Honors graduate of the UH School of Communications, but Casey holds a Computer Science IT degree, as well. In fact, some of Casey’s college work has already been archived in the Library of Congress. His combination of production knowledge and computer skills continues to be an invaluable asset to South Coast’s clients, but most importantly, his behind-the-scenes passion brings refreshing, young energy and an unparalleled work ethic to every job.
Mike Ribble - Producer / Animation / Graphics
Throughout his career spanning over twenty-five years, Mike has worked as an animation and VFX artist on everything from stereoscopic 3D animation to feature films such as RoboCop 2. With a proven eye for motion design and VFX, Mike has a broad knowledge of media delivery and a reputation for integrating emerging technologies in new and creative ways. Coupled with his right-brain artistic sensibilities, Mike’s left-brain project management skills and enthusiastic demeanor combine for just the right mix of fun, productivity and dependable follow-through.