Our Team

Alan Cook

Principal / Producer

     

Alan Cook has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Production from The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. With more than 35 years of still and video production experience, he oversees all aspects of production from script development to the finished product.

Mr. Cook has world-wide experience in video production, and has twice been to The People’s Republic of China serving as video producer for Inland Empire trade missions. He has interviewed a wide variety of political and business leaders including: Steve Forbes (Forbes Magazine), the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China, and U.S. Representative Don Young (AK). In addition, he has interacted and interviewed numerous local political figures at the city, county and state levels throughout the Inland Empire.

Mr. Cook has built Group 1 based on the core value of customer service to clients.

Lindsey Jones

Camera Operator / Editor

     

A graduate of California State University San Marcos (Mass Media, Cinematography and Film/Video Production), Lindsey Jones joined Group 1 Productions in 2016. She is proficient in all pre-production, production and post production aspects of filmmaking. Her professional camera experience includes Blackmagic Design, Sony PXWZ100 4K XD, Panasonic GH4, Canon 5D, and more.

At Group 1 Productions, Jones serves as a primary and second-camera operator, on-site audio technician, lighting technician, and both pre-production and post production editor. She has previously served Social Media Coordinator for Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival and Production Coordinator for Laughs for Paws. She was a Dean’s List Recipient at CSUSM.

Noah T.C. Park

Post Production Coordinator

        

With nearly two-decades experience as a journalist and television producer, Noah Park can produce, write, shoot, edit, and oversee Group 1 video projects from concept to completion. He has served in various roles prior to joining Group 1 Productions in 2016 including Producer and Reporter for Time Warner Cable in Costa Mesa, California and as Production Coordinator for Comcast Cable in Lake Elsinore, California.

Park served as an Air Force News/ American Forces Radio and Television Reporter from 1997 to 2004. He served in Korea, Italy, and other European posts. He is a graduate of Cypress College, CA — AA in Liberal Arts–Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, Maryland and the Airman Leadership School in Vandenberg AFB, California.

Herb Torrens

Writer / Producer

     

Herb Torrens is a communications specialist, and writer, with more than two-decades experience in corporate and media communications. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Communications.

A former journalist, Torrens has served in a variety of industries ranging from high-tech telephony integration to city, County and governmental agencies.

Ron Mathews

Producer

     

Ron Mathews is a Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer W-4 with 25 years in the Pacific Fleet, and more than 35 years of film/video production experience. Mr. Mathews has a BA in Cinema and Television Production from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinema / TV production. He has written and produced more than 100 training videos for the US Navy Crew Resource Management Program and currently heads the Group 1 Soft Skills online training program for the Alliance for Education, San Bernardino Board of Education. Mr. Mathews special skill sets include: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor, Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Aerial Camera Operator (Over 3000 hours), Gaffer, and Jib Operator.

Mike Woodard

Producer / Videographer

     

Mike Woodard has a Bachelor of Science in film and television production from San Diego State University.

Mr. Woodard has more than a decade experience as producer, director, editor, camera, sound and lighting.

Loreto Di Cesare

DOP / Editor

        

Loreto Di Cesare has nearly two decades of professional experience as a cameraman, producer, director and film editor. He has filmed and produced documentaries, promotional videos, theatre, concerts, sporting events and music videos and has an exceptional ability to conceptualize, plan and create products for various industries and organizations. A native Italian, he has served as a television cameraman and production coordinator liaison to the Vatican Television Center.

He serves as Group 1’s resident documentary specialist and second camera operator. He also serves as lead camera operator for the Group 1 second location team. He is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French.

Mark Bernheimer

Writer

          

Bernheimer has trained thousands of clients ranging from corporate communications officers to C-suite executives, from professional athletes to Hollywood celebrities, and from police chiefs to congressional candidates. He calls upon 16 years of journalism experience as the bedrock of his training approach. He spent the latter part of his reporting career as a national correspondent for CNN, assigned to the Los Angeles Bureau.

Reporting for CNN, Bernheimer covered many of the major news events of our time, including the Monica Lewinsky scandal and subsequent impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation, the Columbine school shooting, and the Oklahoma City bombing trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Bernheimer was one of only a handful of reporters inside the courtroom when O.J. Simpson took the stand during his wrongful death civil trial. And during the late ‘90s, Bernheimer weathered five hurricanes on live national television. Beyond CNN, Bernheimer was a reporter for KCAL Channel 9 in Los Angeles and a freelance contributor to the Orange County Register. As a correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, he introduced viewers to an ancient ocean of fossils unearthed by the Los Angeles subway construction project.

Bernheimer is frequently called upon as a keynote speaker for public relations associations and other professional groups, and he is a contributing columnist for PRSA’s Strategies and Tactics publication.

Bryan Caron

Motion Graphics/Animator

        

Bryan is a multi-talented, award-winning author, filmmaker and artist. Earning a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and an associate degree in computer graphic design, Bryan has authored six novels, wrote, directed, edited and produced several award-winning short and feature-length films, since 2006.

With Group 1, Bryan works to enhance each video with plenty of eye-catching graphic design, motion graphics and animation. He will always creatively, professionally and personally better himself as he looks into new ways to expand his creativity, all the while staying true to what is expected from those who choose to read, watch or purchase his work and services — integrity of the work and the beauty of the art.

Vince Joseph

Bio Coming Soon

Rachel Pangi

Rachel Pangi is a graduate of Cal-State San Marcos with a bachelor’s degree in Video Production and Film Studies. In addition, Rachel is certified in interactive multimedia.  She is an accomplished videographer, photographer, editor and producer.

Rachel serves in numerous roles at Group 1 and is considered a “jack of all trades” because of her versatility and ability to fill-in wherever needed. She is inspired by the experiences and adventures life has to offer and is dedicated to capturing each and every moment as honestly and as beautifully as possible.