Our Team

WE STRIVE TO CREATE AN EXPERIENCE, NOT JUST A PRODUCT.

Cody Hansen

Founder & Director

Hey, I am Cody Hansen! I am the founder of EXIST Media Co. I am known to my friends and family as a coffee connoisseur, I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, and spending time with loved ones! I will be graduating in May with my Bachelors in Supply Chain Management and Business Administration. I had a desire to start to EXIST Media Co. because I loved seeing stories and moments come to life! Being able to film and make others happy in the process is something I get really excited about. I got into video half a decade ago with the intention to film road trips with friends. You could say it started with the fear of forgetting valuable moments in my life, and wanting to find a way to remember them. Not long after, people asked me to film moments in their life as well, and we were in business! I love everything about the filmmaking process, and making memories last forever. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you, and help your important moments exist for as long as possible. 

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Rob Buckley

Filmmaker and Editor

What’s up? My name is Rob and I am a fellow creative representative and content creator here at Exist Media Co.. A few things I am overly passionate about are music, as well as making music, lifting and exercising, and making memories with those who are important to me. I tend to be a fairly loud and happy individual who always looks on the bright side of things, in which I apply this personality to the team and who we are as a brand! I’m always up for new creative challenges and producing content that people want, and Exist Media Co. gives me these rare opportunities that I will never regret. Exist is truly something special, and I am excited to work with you and create content that supports your needs.

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Nat Cooper

Photographer & Filmmaker

Hey! I'm Natalie Cooper, but most people call me Nat. I am an outgoing, driven, and creative individual, and I am so excited to apply these qualities to my role as a Content Creator & Filmmaker at Exist Media. I recently graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a Bachelor's Degree in Integrative Strategic Communications with emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing (a mouthful, I know). and now work managing social media platforms as well as brand management and reputation for over sixty clients. In my free time I play Ultimate Frisbee, sew, paint, and any other miscellaneous crafting you can think of. I joined Exist as I wanted to create content for others that is memorable and makes me proud to put not only my name, but Exist's name too. I look forward to working with you to create your next project!

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Grace Stewart

Filmmaker

Hi, I’m Grace! I am a Filmmaker at Exist Media Co. I recently graduated from Winona State with a degree in Advertising and Creative Digital Media. I grew up with the love of storytelling all around me, my mom has been a professional photographer for as long as I can remember and my love for capturing moments started with her passion. To me creating and sharing stories is what life is all about, which is why filmmaking became an important part of my life as everyone has a story worth sharing and Exist Media gives me the opportunity to share yours. Building campaigns means I get the opportunity to connect brands to the right people and I love the community behind creating a brand worth sharing. In my free time I love getting outside, trying new things, and capturing moments of people I love. It's a gift to get to share your story and I'm excited to bring it to life. 

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Riley Call

Filmmaker

Yooo! My name is Riley Call and I a filmmaker at Exist Media. That is just a fancy way of saying I am one of the dedicated team members here at Exist. I have a very outgoing and extrospective personality with a passion for people. As a curious individual, I understand that everyone has a story to share. Exist Media Co. has provided me with the amazing opportunity to help people share their experiences. Like many others on the team, I enjoy the thrill of seeking adventure. This passion helps drive me to explore new avenues in the video production industry and think of new ways to use our services to help others achieve their goals. I am always hyped about meeting new people when we start a new project, so I can't wait to meet you. 

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Victoria Pitzer

Photographer

Hi there! My name is Victoria Pitzer, and I am the photographer at Exist. I have always had a love for photography, even as a kid, so when the opportunity arose for me to be one at Exist, I jumped. I'm a sucker for Golden Hour photos with a light and airy style, but you also might catch me drooling over moody, darker tones, especially in the winter months. As a true romantic, and a bride-to-be myself (engaged to the handsome director of Exist), I strive to treat your wedding and engagement photos as my own, and do my best to capture your dream images. Outside of weddings, I absolutely love doing family sessions, newborn sessions, maternity shoots, and even the occasional best friend shoots! Photography is a timeless art, with each image being its own masterpiece. I look forward to working with you, and capturing all of your life's greatest moments. 

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Hugh Olson

Marketing Strategist 

Hi, my name is Hugh Olson. I am the Marketing Strategist at Exist Media Co. When I'm not working on all things Exist Media, I enjoy golfing, playing ultimate frisbee, and spending time with friends and family. As a marketing major at UW-Eau Claire, I find interest in finding the best ways to connect with clients through marketing strategies, and making every interaction and connection as smooth and natural as possible. 

I decided to join the Exist team because of their mission to be more than just a company, and their common drive to achieve any goal that they pursue. I am very optimistic about the future of this company, and we hope that you're as excited as we are. The potential for greatness at Exist Media is extremely high, and I truly believe the best is yet to come.

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Rebekah Bendorf

Graphic Designer

Hey there! I'm Rebekah, and I am the graphic designer for Exist Media Co. I am a driven and compassionate individual with lots of love for our Earth and multitudes of dreams to travel the world. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia which brought me so much joy and increased my love for this planet. I think it's safe to say that sunshine is my best friend! Over the years, I have also fallen in love with design. Creating brings me excitement, energy, and freedom, and I want to be a part of work that is expressive, influential, and beneficial to people's lives and the World's. Exist is the perfect place for that! Graphic design is so important and works wonders - completely changing the way we see places around us. Let's create together... I can't wait to get started!

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Emily Yaritz

Copywriter

Hello, everyone! My name is Emily Yaritz and I will be running the social media part of Exist! Growing up, it has always been a dream of mine to build a business from the ground up. It is my honor to be able to be even a small part of Exist Media. Most people know me as a businesswoman for a knack practicality, but the people who know me best know I have a huge passion for the creative side of things. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends; especially my golden retriever, Molly. I am a spokesperson for Koloa Surf Co., as my family has traveled to Hawaii every year for as long as I can remember. As a person who likes to load their plate quite full and keep busy, I am also a triple major at UW - River Falls, and will be graduating December of 2021, and then heading to Denver for my graduate degree. I cannot wait to get to know all of you, and work with you. Thank you for trusting us to capture some of life's most important moments. 

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