Team

Mikel Elliott - CEO & Co-Founder
Mikel Elliott – CEO & Co-Founder
I graduated from UCLA and am the son of a grip from Burbank. This business is in my blood. I love nothing more than coming to work and conjuring up our next Quixote adventure.
Superpower: Dreamweaver

Kaye Michaelson - Chief Financial Officer
Kaye Michaelson – Chief Financial Officer
I’ve been in entertainment finance for 21 years. Working with a smart, ambitious team is ridiculously inspiring.
Secret Weapon: HP12C Engineering Calculator

Jordan Kitaen - President & Co-Founder
Jordan Kitaen – President & Co-Founder
I’m an LA-born UCLA grad with 25-years in production services, and passionate as ever about riding for the brand and charging any hill on behalf of our clients.
Super Power: Believer

Abel Gallardo - Sr. Vice President
Abel Gallardo – Sr. Vice President
I’ve been in the industry for 25 years and I am still passionate about mentoring the next gen of leaders at Quixote. Over the top service is what we are all about at the Q.
Secret Weapon: 1967 Butterscotch Telecaster

Jeff Arnone - Vice President
Jeff Arnone – Vice President
This is the only industry I have ever worked in. I get a kick out of building an organization of fearless teammates dedicated to stellar customer service.
Superpower: 1997 Regional Cross-Fit Champ

Haryl Deason - Sr. Director of Sales & Operations
Haryl Deason – Sr. Director of Sales & Operations
I’ve been in the film biz for 25 years. What I love most about Quixote is that our leadership team empowers me to feel full ownership of my division. This affords me a deep sense of pride and confidence in getting the job done.
Superpower: The Death Stare

Sean French - Sr. Director of Bookings
Sean French – Sr. Director of Bookings
For the past 12 years, I’ve come to work every morning feeling empowered. Quixote is trusting and gives us the freedom to grow as leaders.
Secret Weapon: Bottega Ricoli Vintage Bomber Jacket

James Hart - Sr. Director of Operations
James Hart – Sr. Director of Operations
Over the last 10 years I’ve been working with the greatest collection of souls I have ever met. They are unique and Inspire me on a daily basis.
Superpower: Dog Whisperer

Cheryl Huggins - Director of Photo Rentals & Billing
Cheryl Huggins – Sr. Director
I’ve been in the film/photo industry for 16 years and have worn many hats at Quixote for the past 12. Working with enthusiastic people, managing great teams, and knowing that our customer service is unmatched motivates me daily.
Secret Weapon: The Lovely Laugh

Matt Hiltscher - Sr. Director
Matt Hiltscher – Sr. Director
I have been in this industry for 25 years, 17 of them at Quixote. I love that I get to work with fun, crazy people… I like to say I get paid to BS with my friends!
Secret Weapon: The Mustache

Cambria Bacher - Director of Studio Bookings
Cambria Bacher – Director of Studio Bookings
6 years at Quixote has provided me with the freedom to create, improvise and be entrepreneurial. I love working in a collaborative environment that turns colleagues and clients into friends and family.
Superpower: Wish I could answer this, but I signed an NDA

Tom Allison - Director of Grip & Lighting
Tom Allison – Director of Grip & Lighting
I’ve been in the rental business for 25 years. I love it because I can work with more productions as opposed to just one show.
Secret Weapon: The Baby Blue Vans

Kira DeLand - Director of Bookings
Kira DeLand – Director of Bookings
I started out as the office manager at Quixote’s Boston location in 2010 then relocated to L.A. Now, I’m heading back east to to run our NYC location. I consider myself lucky to work for a company that treats their employees like family, a quality I believe has contributed to Quixote’s success.
Super Power: The Force

Quinn Moran - Director of Production Vehicle Bookings
Quinn Moran – Director of Production Vehicle Bookings
I have been in production for over 10 years and with Quixote for 4 of those. I absolutely LOVE solving people’s problems. It’s what we do at Quixote every single day.
Superpower: 4 time MVP, over 30 Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Champ

Ivan Cardenas - Director of Film Trailer Bookings
Ivan Cardenas – Director of Film Trailer Bookings
I’ve been building, servicing and booking film trailers for over 20 years. I absolutely love taking care of my transpo customers. Ask me about a hitch, a generator or a location. I got you covered.
Secret Weapon: The well worn 569 Levi’s

Dave Rinell - Director of IT
Dave Rinell – Director of IT
I’ve spent over 25 years building software and systems in the Music and Entertainment industry. The best thing about Quixote is being a part of a great team and implementing new technology to take us to the next level.
Secret Weapon: The Michael Jordan Hoop Earing

Richard Chang - Fleet Director
Richard Chang – Fleet Director
I’ve spent 11 years in fleet management and maintenance. Quixote has afforded me the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive as a leader.
Secret Weapon: The Navy Blue Duluth Polo Shirt

Richard Chang - Fleet Director
Mark Dizon – Director of Human Resources
I’ve worked for 13 years in HR & Talent Development, and 8 years in entertainment. Throughout my career, the greatest reward is seeing an individual thrive on the road to their goals.
Secret Weapon: The eye roll heard ’round the world

Rachel Karsh - Director of Communications
Rachel Karsh – Director of Communications
Quixote truly is my home away from home (with way better lighting!) It’s Inspiring to be around such a creative crew on a daily basis. I have always been a believer in the old saying “when you’re Passionate about what you do, it never feels like work.”
Superpower: Silent Ninja

Jake Ross - Sr. Manager, Marketing & Creative Services
Jake Ross – Sr. Manager, Marketing & Creative Services
I’m a designer of 12 years and marketer of 6. I thrive on creative expression and am proud to promote a brand as iconic as the Q.
Secret Weapon: The Snap-Back

Donato Sepulveda - General Manager
Donato Sepulveda – General Manager
I’ve been in this industry for 19 years. I love hosting our clients at the studio. Being the go to guy is a great feeling.
Secret Weapon: The Sebastian Cabot Beard

Jen Panczenko - Manager, Marketing & Creative Service
Jen Panczenko – Manager, Marketing & Creative Services
I started working in TV Production and Marketing in 2002. I adore the production process from start to end!
Secret Weapon: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Boots