the people

Chad Herschberger

Chad is a creative director at Milkhaus who also serves as a producer, director, editor, designer, and animator on a wide range of films and projects for clients including Edutopia, Fentress Architects, and The Human Rights Campaign among many others.

In 2011 Chad served as co-director, cinematographer, and editor on the documentary STILL about abstract expressionist painter Clyfford Still, which premiered to multiple sold out screenings at the Starz Denver Film Festival, went on to air in markets across the country on PBS, and recently won a Heartland Emmy for photography. He also contributed graphics and animations for the films Chasing Ice and The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus. Prior to that, Chad was editor, graphic artist, and composite artist on The People vs. George Lucas, a feature-length documentary which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2010, and is now in distribution in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Australia and Japan

Early in his career he worked on a variety of film/TV projects, including graphic designer on StageStruck: Crossing the Greenroom (TV series, Bravo), camera operator/graphic artist on Tantalus (documentary, PBS, BBC), and editor/graphic designer on No Bigger Than a Minute (documentary, PBS).  As an editor Chad has worked on many broadcast projects including Giada’s Weekend Getaways (Food Network), Livin the Dream: Heli-Skiing (Discovery), and Chasing Lance (Discovery). His extensive credit list includes programming aired on PBS, BBC, The Discovery Channel, Bravo, Food Network, HBO and MTV.


Dave Krahling

Dave primarily serves as a finish editor, compositor, and color correction artist at Milkhaus.  He has extensive experience in corporate, commercial, documentary, and broadcast productions. His work has been seen on Discovery Channel, Bravo, National PBS, NBC and National Geographic as well as 58 film festivals worldwide.  He refined his editing and finishing skills working on spots and promotional material for T-Mobile, Comcast, Western Union, University of Colorado, and Qwest among many others.

Dave’s unique editing and graphic style has earned numerous Heartland Emmy Awards, a Telly award for his work with T-Mobile, as well as two 2005 national Emmy nominations for his work on the Discovery Channel series Chasing Lance.

Some project highlights include being the lead editor on the feature documentary When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, and writer, director, and editor of a commercial campaign for the Dumb Friends League which earned two 2012 Heartland Emmy Awards. Recently Dave wrapped post-production on Alexandre Philippe’s The Life and Time of Paul The Psychic Octopus, a feature film about the famous prognosticator of World Cup matches. Check out our work page for a trailer!


Cathy Trekloff

Cathy is a Producer and Production Manager at Milkhaus.  Her main career focus since her film studies has been keeping projects and “creatives” organized.  She serves as the company’s business manager as well, overseeing the day-to-day operations.

She is versed in both short form and long form programming – everything from nationally and internationally aired commercial spots to music videos, feature films, shorts, industrials, and PSAs.

Her credit list includes projects for Minute Maid, Budweiser, The Human Rights Campaign, Nestle, Starz Denver Film Festival, Fentress Architects, Earthshare, General Mills, Center on Congress, Kellogg’s, Sprite, Quaker, and more. Recently she was an Associate Producer and Production Coordinator on the Academy Award® winning documentary Saving Face.


James Durée

James brings his short form direction and passion for title design, 2d/3d motion graphics and animation to Milkhaus’ roster. James graduated magna cum laude at Savannah College of Art & Design with a degree in Motion Graphics and Photography.

Since coming to Milkhaus, James has created graphics for documentaries Saving Face, Being Evel, Chasing Ice, LEGO: A Brickumentary, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus, and Still.  He also serves in our animation team, working on traditional and mixed media projects.

His credit list includes projects for: Pepsi, Mountian Dew, Sierra Mist, HBO, T-Mobile, Air Quality Management District, Qwest, Dex One, TD Ameritrade, Rehab, Treasury (Fosters) Wine Estates, Red Robin, Reebok, Walmart, Sam’s Club, United Way, Unilever, Ingenix, and many others.  James has also been involved in the 48hr. Film Project for years.  In 2010, he worked on the short 46 Miles by Cinema Geeks that went on to compete at 48HFP International at Cannes which won First Runner Up for Best Film.