Meet our Team

We are award-winning storytellers with a wealth of experience creating audience engagement through powerful visual media. Our team combines strategy, ideation, technical expertise and limitless creativity, all united in an internal culture of hard work and kindness.
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leah chapman

Founder and

Creative Director

Leah founded FiveSpot in 2006, with the belief that great creative must be paired with exceptional client services. She takes the lead creative role and is also responsible for the big-picture thinking here at FiveSpot.

Favorite Film: L’Avventurra


michele latorre

Director of


Michele applies her vast expertise, attention to detail, and adventurer’s spirit to every project she touches. Naturally curious and easy-going, she is a client – and office – favorite. She is an avid surfer and rescue animal volunteer.


Favorite Film: Arrival



Director of


Mike couples a passion for design with a pragmatic approach to solving clients’ needs. In his spare time, he creates the eponymous web series: The Mike Show.

Favorite Film: Take the Money and Run


Director of

Strategic Marketing

Daryl has a deep-rooted commitment to helping businesses grow strategically. She has boundless energy, clear vision, and loves collaborating with clients.

Favorite Film: Parasite


BILL chapman

Head of Finance

and Operations

Bill joined Five Spot in 2010 and handles all finance and operations. He spent his formative years in Boston, LA and NYC. In his spare time, he does house renovations and enjoys hiking with his wife and dogs.

Favorite Film: My Life as a Dog



Roberta is a seasoned producer who started working with her filmmaker parents at a young age. She’s well-versed in advertising, corporate video and film. In her spare time, she makes documentaries with her husband.

Favorite Film: 13th


Lead Developer

Ed is our lead developer. He’s in charge of pixel-perfect translations of design and platform-agnostic performance. He handles our servers, backend ops and security. He is an avid traveler. Fun fact: Ed and Mike are twins!

Favorite Film: Bananas



Chief Morale


Jack and Lill are in charge of office morale, crumb cleanup, and howling-while-napping here at FiveSpot.

Favorite Film: Ace Venture Pet Detective