Who We Are

The light stays on until the project is done.

Our Team

Philip Bues

Philip Bues

Co-Founder and CEO

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When Philip and Todd started Back Home, they had this crazy idea that if they put enough care into every project and treated the customer like, well, a customer, things would work out just fine. So far, they’ve been right. Between handling sales and creative, he can be heard quizzing the staff about movie lines. Philip also has a clock in his office that chimes in with the sound of a different John Deere vintage tractor every hour. “My favorite is the 1941. Sounds like victory. Quick: What movie is that from?

Todd Allgeier

Todd Allgeier

Co-Founder and CTO

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Ever since Back Home has been around, we’ve been looking for something Todd can’t do. We’ve tried editing video (his wheelhouse) developing Flash (yup) building websites (uh-huh) constructing e-Learning modules (piece o’ cake.) Don’t worry, we’ll keep trying. Bottom line: If it comes out of Back Home Productions, it has Todd’s fingerprints all over it. In his spare time (ha) Todd raises chickens. “They each have their own personalities.” We try not to egg him on.

Andrew Kennedy

Andrew Kennedy

Creative Director

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We recruited Andrew out of LA about 4 years ago. Unbeknownst to us, he was homeless, living in his “BMW” coupe on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and 10th street. According to him, he was trying to break into the film industry. Needless to say, it didn’t work out. When we asked him, “What he thought about LA”. He replied in a misanthropic tone, “In LA, the pollution is bad, the traffic is terrible, and the people are even worse.” Thanks to us, Andrew now resides in a home, with a roof, in the City of Bulls.

Jordan Cooke

Jordan Cooke

Product Executive

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With over 10+ years of professional experience, Jordan discovered his passion for web development and new media design at an early age. After graduating from the United Nations International School, he shifted his focus from hobby-enthusiast to entrepreneurial freelancer. Playing on his strengths and honing his skills, he provided an array of tech-oriented services for small companies and non-profit organizations in New York City. Simultaneously freelancing and attending the Rochester Institute of Technology, Jordan reignited his keen interest in film and video production. He’s worked as an actor in thesis films, crew member behind the camera, and editor during post-production. He holds dual citizenship in the United States and France. Being fluent in English and French, and proficient in Spanish, Jordan embraces his exposure to international culture. At Back Home, Jordan uses his background and varied skillset to bridge the operations of both the software and digital media departments.

Cortnay Cymrot

Cortnay Cymrot

Project Executive

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Born and raised in the Bay Area, Cortnay Cymrot graduated from Duke University in 2015. Earning her degree in Public Policy, she spent a year working at The Washington Post in Washington, DC before returning home to San Francisco. Cortnay’s background is in writing and strategic story-telling, and she looks forward to supporting the growth of Back Home Productions as a Project Executive.

Smith Gregg

Smith Gregg

Senior Programmer

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Smith Gregg

Matt Wineberg

Matt Wineberg

Brand Strategy Consultant

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Seasoned marketing professional with experience at a large OEM (IBM) and a smaller technology company (Brocade). Broad marketing experience between the two companies that has enabled me to understand how to work with key constituents/partners and how to use qualitative and quantitative analysis to help optimize the use of marketing resources. Specialties: Go to market strategy/launch planning, pricing negotiation and rationale, advertising and promotion idea generation and ROI analysis.

Lana Jordan

Lana Jordan

Production Coordinator

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Born and raised in NC, Lana is a recent graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill. She discovered her love of media production through UNC Student TV. Since then, she has enjoyed developing her creative skillset as a video editor and cinematographer. An avid adventurer, Lana studied abroad twice and explored nine countries during college. And after driving across the country for two internships in LA, she decided that the Tar Heel State is where she wants to be. She’s excited to be Back Home!