Founder and President
"The Go Getter"
Customer Experience Manager
"The Dancing Dev"
Customer Experience Manager
Sales Account Executive
"The Problem Solver"
Senior Customer Experience Manager
PayReel OnLine Product Owner
Heidi "The Mastermind" McLeanFounder and President
With a unique blended background that includes experience on both the client and freelance sides of corporate video and broadcast news production, PayReel Founder and President Heidi “The Mastermind” McLean has a natural gift for seeing the big picture.
For six years, she worked with CBS News as a freelance audio technician, gaining indelible insight about how the industry could be improved. Since then, she has filled an industry-wide void with the establishment of Crew Connection in 1989 and PayReel in 1995. Today, thanks to Heidi, it’s never been easier for companies to outsource the recruitment, management, and payment of freelance video and media professionals.Email Heidi
Lisa "The Protector" CobbRisk Analyst
Since joining PayReel in 1995, Risk Analyst Lisa “The Protector” Cobb has been an incredible asset to the company. Queen of all things operational, she oversees insurance and risk management—ensuring that every contractor and every client are wrapped in the corporate coverage equivalent of extra-strength bubble wrap. A transplant from the Lone Star State, Lisa approaches every day with a Texas-sized smile and friendly attitude.Email Lisa
Danette "The Enforcer" KeenerController
With more than 15 years of experience in full-charge accounting roles, Danette “The Enforcer” Keener brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as controller at PayReel. Don’t let her tough looks fool you—she’s really a softy at heart! When Danette’s not busy keeping our books perfectly balanced, she enjoys reading, watching baseball, and keeping up with her three active children.Email Danette
Natalie "The Go Getter" McGinnisCustomer Experience Manager
Although she likes to think of herself as a native, Customer Experience Manager Natalie “The Go Getter” McGinnis moved to Colorado at the ripe old age of eight months old. And ever since, she’s enjoyed immersing herself in the diverse metropolitans and mountains of The Centennial State.
Nat pools her experience from past gigs in recruitment, customer service, and even food service to provide laser-focused attention and assistance to the PayReel employees and clients who need it the most.
Nat loves all things sports; including stats, trivia, and—like a real (almost) native—the Colorado Rockies! And, true to her Irish ancestry, she’ll animatedly tell you all about last night’s doubleheader if you make the mistake of asking!Email Natalie
Derrick "The Dancing Dev" GranowskiSoftware Engineer
A self-described “odd-ball individual,” Software Engineer Derrick “The Dancing Dev” Granowski has had a penchant for creating and manipulating data his entire life. It’s a trait that makes him a perfect fit for PayReel as we continue to build new products and services.
When he isn’t in front of a screen, our dancing dev is on the floor. The dance floor, that is. He has as much passion for developing his twenties-style dance moves as he does for developing better technology systems.
Derrick is a transplant from Illinois who loves Colorado for, you guessed it, the mountains. Well, those and all the dance joints in Denver.Email Derrick
Crystal "The Ambassador" SomersCustomer Experience Manager
With years of experience in AP, AR, HR, and payroll, Customer Experience Manager Crystal “The Ambassador” Somers brings a depth of knowledge to the PayReel team. But, like a true ambassador, she still takes the time to learn something new from our employees and clients every day.
Crystal traveled from her home state of Florida all over the U.S. before settling down in Colorado because of the breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and whitewater rafting opportunities. Crystal loves the fulfillment that she gets from being a part of the PayReel team because we enjoy working hard and playing harder!Email Crystal
John "The Native" ClarkSales Account Executive
Sales Account Executive John is a member of the rare species known as “Colorado Native.” After graduating from Colorado State University, he went straight to work in television production and never looked back. John has been fortunate enough to work on shows for the Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, and the National Park Service. Not one to shy away from his Colorado roots, he enjoys playing in the mountains and is always optimistic for a powder-filled ski season.Email John
Michelle "The Problem Solver" BowersoxSenior Customer Experience Manager
With more than 30 years of payroll experience, Senior Customer Experience Manager Michelle “The Problem Solver” Bowersox plays an integral part in supporting PayReel’s paperless initiative. Our problem solver works to seamlessly convert clients and employees to the PayReel OnLine system while continuing to aid in the development of new payroll products and services.
While she loves the team atmosphere of PayReel, nothing comes between Michelle and her hometown team, the Denver Broncos. She’s a true orange-and-blue-blood Bronco fan, and will be for life!Email Michelle
Dana "The Composer" HembroffPayReel OnLine Product Owner
After studying Mass Communication and Audio Arts Production at SUNY Oneonta, PayReel OnLine Product Owner Dana “The Conductor” Hembroff put her skills to good use on multiple film sets, ranging from documentaries to commercials.
When she moved out west from her native New York, Dana realized that she wanted to channel her creativity into helping build technology to improve efficiency for freelancers, independent contractors, and hiring managers. Enter PayReel OnLine, PayReel’s custom software that eliminates the paperwork, the wait, and the risk that’s commonly associated with managing a flexible workforce.
When Dana isn’t busy juggling all of the daily responsibilities that go into creating industry-changing technology, she enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains—followed by exploring a few local breweries!Email Dana