Meet the Team
We're all about collaborating to make great things happen. So let's get acquainted!
Feel free to reach out to any of us if you have a question, want to start a project, or just to say hello!
Craig OppenheimerExecutive Producer
Prior to Wonderful Machine, Craig was as an art buyer at Bank of America and worked in various production and asset management roles for ad agencies in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. When he’s not in the office, Craig enjoys riding his bike and making vegetarian sushi. His bucket list includes visiting a different national park every year.
Katie KellerMarketing Specialist
Having grown up in York, PA, Katie’s interest in video production manifested itself early. During her time at Penn State, she worked with the football team and went on to earn bachelor's degrees in Marketing and Film-Video. After school she followed her passion to work for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In her free time you might find Katie exploring the city with Zoey, her Australian Shepard, feeding her Game of Thrones obsession, or hitting the slopes.
Julia HanleyProducer/Marketing Specialist
Julia grew up in Drexel Hill, PA and graduated from Temple University with a degree in Photojournalism and Communications. She moved back to the area after working as Digital Asset Manager and Production Coordinator in Lake Tahoe, California for six years. When she’s not in the office, Julia is all about family-time and can be found with her daughter Caroline Ruby, cooking for loved ones (most often her husband who says every meal is his favorite) or enjoying a quiet moment during a power yoga class.
Jemma DilagAssociate Producer
After growing up in the Bronx, Jemma moved just a state south to attend the Tyler School of Arts at Temple University. There, she studied Fine Art with a concentration in Photography, and she continues to arrange her own shoots on occasion. Jemma enjoys other creative pursuits as well, including reading, writing, and painting. She loves her cat Violet and the band Paramore more than most things.
Jack ChaconAssociate Producer
Jack was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, or as he calls it, the 757. After attending Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University, he founded a magazine called Culture Snack and worked in sales management at Pepsi. Jack jumped from Virginia to Nashville and then to Philadelphia, where he began working at Wonderful Machine. For fun, Jack plays basketball, writes screenplays, and continues his quest to find the ultimate chicken biscuit.
Honore BrownPhoto Editor
Having grown up near Philly, Honore escaped to the Pacific Northwest to study at a non-traditional liberal arts college, tugging along her first Canon. Several cameras and several stops later (including The New Yorker magazine, where she was a photo editor), she is back to Philly, pursuing her own photography and working as part of WM’s editing team. She believes a good editor must get under the photographer’s skin – understand how they work and match them with a publication or a brand. When she is not doing that, she will likely at the Franklin Institute with her two kids.
Nadia KiyatkinaAssociate Producer
Nadia is Russia born but Jersey bred. Claims not to be a spy. She studied at Royal Holloway University and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England. Nadia is passionate about the arts, language and other cultures. She has recently become a working-dog foster at the Penn Vet center and is very excited about this new journey.
Cameron SterlingPhoto Editor/Creative Consultant
Cameron grew up in Connecticut and lived in every state beginning with C. After editing publications through high school and college, he served as editor of a mountain lifestyle website in Colorado before leaving to study commercial photography at Brooks. Since then, he has worked as a photo editor and creative consultant for Adobe Stock, Hiro, and The Avedon Foundation, to name a few. Outside of his dream job, Cameron loves playing with his kids and finding zen in busy places.
Sarah BenderAssociate Photo Editor
Raised in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sarah stayed local for college earning both a B.A. in English and an M.A. in American Studies from Lehigh University. Today she lives in Chester County where she’s busy raising two boys who specialize in turning her living room furniture into a trampoline park. Together, they gallivant around the countryside in search of new adventures, unique opportunities and simple fun. With a pre-kid career in sports magazine publishing, and an addiction to endorphins, she spends her free time running the back roads around her home at insanely early hours of the morning.
Ellie Mair-PrattAssociate Photo Editor
Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Ellie left the suburbs to attend the Tyler School of Art at Temple University where she graduated with a BA in visual studies and gained a love for art direction. With a passion for travel, Ellie has been to 14 countries, 39 states and lived in China and Italy where she spent time studying and working as a creative in advertising. When she’s not busy collaborating with clients, you can find Ellie working on her printmaking or making strides towards her life-long dream of building her own tiny house in the mountains.
Rachel CaryAssociate Photo Editor
Rachel is drawn to all things beautiful. At Wonderful Machine, she makes sure our photographers’ database stays current and beautiful — aka wonderful. Rachel plunged into photography after getting a BA in fashion merchandising and joining an e-commerce startup on the New Jersey Coast. There, she was responsible for fashion shoots and developed interest in make-up. She is now studying to become a licensed aesthetician. After work, she is likely to scout vintage clothing stores or share Mexican food with friends and family.
David McDowellAssociate Producer
A self-taught photographer, David was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to joining Wonderful Machine, David was running his own freelance photography business, along with a small creative agency in Philadelphia. When he’s not creating or working with images, he juggles multiple creative ventures, including music production. David is a travel junkie, a die-hard Philly sports nut and has given himself wholly to the lifelong pursuit of finding - and eating -the best gourmet burger on the planet.
Jamaal FisherAssociate Producer
Jamaal studied Marketing at Rutgers University and feels passionate about words. At Wonderful Machine he has a chance to combine the two (or “optimize” as he says) – he writes about photographers and helps them forge meaningful relations with clients. What’s most important? “Trust the process!” And yes, of course, you can trust Jamaal will never get tired talking about any professional team from Philadelphia.
Mike HooverAssociate Producer
Mike studied photography and sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philly, where he became fascinated with alternative processes – from cyanotype to gum bichromate. He now runs a dark room and a large format printing studio in West Philly. At Wonderful Machine, he researches and scouts crew to support our photographers. After work, you can bump into him at Bartram’s Garden - canoeing or hanging out at the Sankofa Community Farm. He loves talking to people and considers it his strength to be able to open up to almost anyone.
Andrew SoudersAssociate Producer
Andrew got his BA in Art History and Fine Art Painting from Tyler School of Arts. He then worked in a commercial photography studio as an assistant, digi-tech, and re-toucher. At Wonderful Machine, he is responsible for recruiting crew for our members. “I came inside out … I definitely have a knack for production.” He also has a knack for vintage motorcycles (he credits his late grandfather, an Iwo Jima veteran, for instilling him with love for all things hand-made). He is also a connoisseur of Philadelphia’s craft beers, which he firmly believes are second to none.
By way of Reading, PA, Lindsay moved to Philly to get her BFA at Tyler School of Art. She has since had amazing opportunities, working with groups like Songs in the Key of Free and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Once upon a time, to supplement her income as a freelancer, she found work in a coffee shop, overcame her shyness, and found that talking to strangers (mug in-hand) is one of her favorite hobbies. In her free-time, Lindsay paints, runs, swims, climbs, is self-admittedly obsessed with her dog, Obi-Wan Cannoli and is usually on the cusp of over-caffeination.
Ashley was born in Evanston, Illinois but spent his formative years in the Ohio River Valley before escaping to study literature and philosophy. He’s written with great clarity about F.W.J. Schelling’s Freiheitsschrift and once taught a course on Spinoza’s Ethics, but he’d really like to write about friendship in “Miller’s Crossing” (1990). His favorite memories include having his name mocked by a delivery man, who quipped, “and I’m Victoria”; his wedding (the best he’d ever been to) and the birth of his son (“the horror, the horror”); and winning the 2008 Tour de France. At Wonderful Machine he works on internal documentation and is a gadfly.
Cliff WilsonPublicist/Social Media
Cliff’s mantra in life is forming meaningful connections, so it’s only natural he oversees Wonderful Machine’s social media. Having earned an M.A. in social services from Bryn Mawr, he spent almost a decade working with mental health patients. He also studied jazz in Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and is currently pursuing an online certificate in Design Thinking through MIT. “It’s all about empathy,” says Cliff. “Whether you’re trying to help a person in need, or enhance user experience as a designer, you first need to understand their perspective.” Social media isn’t any different – Cliff strives to create engagement and, by doing so, forge relationships between clients and photographers. After he logs off Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, he might go for a run in Philly’s Spruce St. Harbor Park or get lost in Robert Glasper’s music.
Varun is the kind of person who hardly ever returns to the same restaurant. He just can’t help exploring. He did recently return to his native Philadelphia after graduating with a BA in Communications from Syracuse, and then covering baseball in Baltimore. At Wonderful Machine, he writes about our member photographers, worrying that so many outstanding images do not get a fraction of attention they deserve. Can he change that? A formidable challenge, but “if you tell a good story, people will listen.”
Thomas LawnMarketing Specialist
Thomas grew up on a boat in Sausalito, California. After a childhood of fishing and Angel Island getaways, he studied photography on dry land at the City College of San Francisco. While living on the West Coast, he worked as a painter, café manager, photographer, and video game community manager. Thomas left the Bay Area startup scene for Portland, Oregon, and recently made the move to Philadelphia. When he’s not playing with his pet cats, he can be found cycling or baking his own San Francisco-style sourdough bread.
Adrienne CramerBusiness Manager
Adrienne keeps Wonderful Machine running smoothly by managing all of our billing and payroll. Before starting WM with her husband Bill, Adrienne was director of marketing for a nonprofit, and before that, she worked in scientific publishing. She's the proud mother of 16-year-old twins Sarah and Helen. She makes a perfect tart crust, is an NPR junkie and can sometimes read a good book in a day.
Bill CramerFounder & CEO
Prior to dreaming up Wonderful Machine, Bill Cramer spent 20 years working as a photographer - first as a photojournalist for newspapers and wire services, then later doing conceptual portraits for magazines, corporations, and institutions. When he isn't busy working with his staff or interacting with photographers, you can find him walking Tilly, reading biographies or relaxing with his family.
Tilly is Bill and Adrienne’s lovable Labrador retriever. Her job description includes snoozing on the couch and inspecting trash cans around the office. At 3:30pm sharp, she walks to the 7-Eleven for her daily banana. Otherwise, you'll find her chewing on sticks, or playing fetch (she can carry three at a time).