Our Staff

Get to Know Us

Behind every great story and every great project is a great team that puts that story together. We're proud of the award-winning team assembled here at Lampstand. Each member brings a high level of passion to their work with a broad range of experience that is felt in every project that we touch.

Take a chance to get to know us. 

 

Derek Watson, Principal

Derek founded Lampstand in April of 2010 out of a desire to bring creative and documentary-styled storytelling to organizations that desired a new approach to their messaging. Derek truly belives that well told stories impact viewers and change lives. That belief lies at the heart of everything Lamptand does. 

This award-winning documentary filmmaker has worked on over 30 documentaries on topics ranging from the realities of the global water crisis to archeological finds buried in the Sahara desert. His productions have taken him across North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia. Click here to get a taste of his larger productions. 

Previously he was the Producer and Director of a documentary series that he created at OETA, the Oklahoma PBS Member station, called "State of Creativity" and the Photographer and Editor for "Stateline". He was recognized for his work by several different awards, NATAS Emmy, Associated Press, Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, and was selected as member of the CPB/PBS Producers Academy of 2009 which accepts some of the most talented young filmmakers from across the country. 

No accomplishment is greater than landing his wife Julie Watson, who is way out of his league. Their 3 daughters Finley, Ainsley, and Ellie fortunately takes after Julie in everything that truly matters and all 5 are proud to call Oklahoma City, Oklahoma home. 

 

HR Sweat, Creative Director

HR Sweat is a talented communicator, designer, and motion graphics guru. His ability to take complex ideas and beautifully and artfully bring them to life has given him many incredible opportunities. HR has the innate ability to draw clarity and creativity into one package, whether it is animating a logo reveal  for acclaimed Hollywood production companies like Kennedy Marshall or handling the visual elements for entire campaigns for churches and ministries, from print to web.

 

Matthew Ritchie, Assistant Producer

Matt is a talented producer and editor. He has an innate abilty to succintly and efficiently communicate through video. 

When he's not editing video, Matt keeps his distance from computers. He enjoys reading, cooking, being outdoors, and he's always up for a board game. He loves spending time with Laura, his wife, and their dog, Bella. The whole family is eagerly awaiting the newest addition to the Richie clan, due to arrive in August of 2013.

Christi McGahan, Editor

Christi McGahan is an Emmy award-winning producer and editor. She graduated with a degree in media production from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Christi met the love of her life on a documentary shoot while working for OETA. A year later she married her husband, Micah, in March of 2011. In June 2012 she had her greatest production to date with the birth of their son Clint. When she is not working on projects with Lampstand she spends most of her time with her son, Clint and their collie Ruby.