Heather Roymans is a Partner Director Writer and Creative Director at AlterEgo. Justin Kanner is a Partner Director Sr. Editor Colorist Director of Photography at AlterEgo.

Partners & Directors

Justin Kanner and Heather Roymans

By leaning on her background in concept development and his command of execution, these thoughtful partners are driven to find the most original solve for your project. They are forever students in a game they will forever love playing. From the jungles of Guatemala to the test kitchens of London to the executive office of President Obama, there isn’t a set too big or an interview too daunting. They love what they do and it shows in the work they create. Heather & Justin formed AlterEgo in 2014 and are proud to be evolving along with an industry they helped shape.

Our Story

A perfectly complementary duality
Always both, and.
Never or.

Both feminine and strong.

Both individualist and team player.

Both Gen X and Millennial.

Both artist-at-heart and technical problem-solver.

Both driven business owners and thoughtful creatives.

Together, we are AlterEgo,

(hi)

A creative content shop focused on creating the best work while having the best time.

Time in the field with explorers, game changers, trail blazers, and lovers of this life.

Time in the shop writing, editing, grading, animating, and making things just right.

For us, because we love it.
For you, because we care.

We are here to be your alter ego.

Your second self.

Your trusted friend.

Driven to win. We want to make you shine. And we won't quit until we get there together.

AlterEgo

Harness creativity. Unleash greatness.

Meet the team

Monesha Lever is an Executive Producer Production Manager and heads up Business Development at AlterEgo

Monesha Lever

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

With her cool, calm, and collected approach to tackling the unexpected, Monesha is our go-to person when it’s time to solve problems and get sh*t done. She’s the first person you’ll talk to at kick off and we promise you’ll feel at ease by the end of the conversation. Her years of experience on the client side make her an empathetic partner and her background in producing means she won’t stop until delivery. Unless it’s time for wine. Everything should stop for (red) wine. Armed with a passion for exploring new places and making everyone stay on schedule, Monesha also serves as production manager for our live action shoots. From wrangling cowboys in Texas to charting epic adventures through Guatemala, she cartwheels onto every set - ready to face any challenge with a smile.

Fabian Tejada is an Award winning Art Director Graphic Artist Illustrator Designer and Animator at AlterEgo

Fabian Tejada

Art Director

Hailing from New York City’s The Mill, Imaginary Forces & Click 3X, Fabian is among the ‘mad men’ of title design and VFX compositing. Fabian’s work has received numerous awards working on prestigious brands including AMC, Vice News, Vox Media, BET, Bulova, CBS, Chanel, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Covergirl, ESPN, Movado, NFL, Nike, Pepsi, and Prada… you know, to name a few… Fabian is one of the most genuinely collaborative and calming people you will ever meet. You’ll leave every conversation feeling as if there isn’t a care in the world.

Erica Kern is an Associate Creative Director and Lead Copywriter at AlterEgo

Erica Kern

Associate Creative Director

She travels the world looking for inspiration, plants trees in Baltimore City, and never disappoints when Halloween rolls around. Don’t let those youthful good looks fool you; Erica is a creative force to be reckoned with. Over the last decade, she has written and produced countless promos, penned captivating brand stories, and renovated numerous rooms in her 19th century home. It seems the only thing Erica can’t do is stay still. It’s that need for adventure that makes her fully equipped to handle any project that comes her way.

Nate Hoeft is an Emmy award winning Sr. Editor and movie trailer Sound Designer at AlterEgo

Nate Hoeft

Sr. Editor

Back home in Maryland after editing movie trailers in LA, Nate is loving the East Coast life, but craving a decent taco. He doesn’t believe in the term “rough cut” so every edit is laced up with sick music, dope sound effects, and the kind of shot selection that earns you an Emmy nomination within months of starting a new job. Maybe it’s the bottle of hot sauce he carries in his bag or the wildfire he acquired while cutting Game of Thrones spots. Whatever it is, Nate’s edits are hot!

Rory Sheridan is an award winning Sr. Editor and Designer at AlterEgo

Rory Sheridan

Sr. Editor

If there were a “Slashie Award” in our industry, it would go to Rory. Editor / Videographer / Rock God / Father / Skateboarder / Bad Ass. The only thing better than his endless skill set is his always-down attitude. Need someone to pop into After Effects and play animator? He’s your man. Looking for on camera talent to star in your Instagram wine series? He’s got the perfect velvet blazer. Want someone to grab a drink with at the end of a long day? Uh duh! If you can’t find Rory in his edit suite, check the web cams at Seacrets in OC.

Kristen Edgell is a Social Media Coordinator and Writer Producer at AlterEgo

Kristen Edgell

WRITER / PRODUCER & DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER

Her spirit animal is a mermaid but thankfully she’s sticking to dry land for now and sharing all her creative passions with us. A trailblazer in social media strategy, no one can multi task multiple platforms better than Kristen. Her love for production is stronger than the sweet tea she grew up drinking in North Carolina, and we’re convinced she walks around with a backpack full of movie trailers because no one can find the perfect reference faster than she can …and homemade cupcakes. So many cupcakes.

Rory Sheridan is an award winning Sr. Editor and Designer at AlterEgo

Dave Nathan

SR. EDITOR

New York’s loss is our gain. Dave came to us with a killer resume and an even sweeter beard. He has cut spots for Showtime, SyFy and AMC. Dave is a passionate editor who brings his gift for crafting great stories, long form or short, into every project. He also has a great set of pipes and is our go-to for scratch voiceover.

Jason Leta is a Sr. Graphic Designer Illustrator Artist Creator and Animator at AlterEgo

Jason Leta

Sr. Designer & Animator

One part designer, one part mad-scientist. No doubt you’ll know when Jason arrives to work. That’s because he shows up every morning on the custom Basman e-bike he built himself. When he’s not cruising around DC, he’s off exploring the world and bringing back inspiration for his next project. His easy-going personality and iron clad work ethic make him an integral part of our design team.

Megan Gygax is a Writer and Producer at AlterEgo

Megan Gygax

WRITER / PRODUCER

You can take the girl from the beach, but you can’t take the beach from the girl. Megan is an Eastern Shore native who escapes back to the sea every chance she gets. As a passionate word craftsman and multi-tasking guru, she is a key member of the Writer/ Producer team. We’ve thrown every kind of task her way and have yet to crack her sunny disposition. It’s that laid-back, easy-going vibe that makes working with her on a project feel like a day at the beach.

Carol Wilson is a Receptionist and at AlterEgo. We call her Aunt Jucci.

Carol Wilson

Office Manager

If you don’t know Carol, do yourself a favor and call our office right now. She’ll answer and we promise you won’t regret it. Five minutes on the phone and you’ll be calling her Aunt Jucci like the rest of us. When you visit us, she’ll have the fridge stocked with your favorite drink, your lunch order memorized, and a one liner that’ll turn even your worst day around. Carol is not only the face of AlterEgo, she is the SOUL … and did we mention she was on Soul Train? She’s still got the moves!

Bodhi

Bodhi

Shop Dog

A good shop dog is quiet but always ready for a belly rub. Bodhi has mastered the art of chill and is always available to share his laid back vibes when things get a little hectic around the office. When he’s not out on a walk, you might find him taking a nap on the rug in edit 1, or taking a nap on the rug in edit 2, or taking a nap on the rug in edit 3, or taking a nap on the rug in edit 5. Being a shop dog is hard work!