The REJ Team!
Get to know a little more about the team who brings your ideas into focus.
Elliott A. WileyPresident/CEO
Elliott is responsible for strategic leadership of the company, including long-range goals, vision, mission, policies, and fiscal direction. Wiley has 30 years of management experience in the industry and has directed, written and produced hundreds of video, film, radio, web, and print projects. Wiley is knowledgeable in all creative and technical aspects of broadcast, Internet and print production with public and private sector institutions and has taught on the university level. A graduate of Howard University, Wiley received MBA executive leadership training at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
He is Chair of the Education Committee of the American Advertising Association of Baltimore Board of Directors, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a member of the Baltimore Greater Baltimore Committee’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee and is active with other civic and charitable organizations. What makes Elliott twerk is down time with wife Rosalyn and his sons, Orioles Baseball and Ravens Football, traveling the world, grilling, fine wine and keeping the lawn looking fresh!Email
Trey FalesVP/Director of Production
Trey is a technical whiz and creative thinker with more than fifteen years of editing, producing, production and audiovisual management experience at REJ. As the VP/Director of Production Trey handles every aspect of project management, including creative oversight and assists with business development, account management and employee benefits/HR. Trey interfaces with customers to ensure that their objectives are met and is responsible for putting together budgets, production calendars, production plans, and personnel management. Trey provides technical and creative production oversight, provides art direction for graphics and animation production and is responsible for ensuring that quality control measures are adhered to.
Trey is also proficient in non-linear editing, graphics systems, software applications, still photography, HD video production, webcast production and has experience as an art director, print production manager, broadcast production manager and agency producer.
His career includes stints with Ripken Professional Baseball, the Aberdeen IronBirds, WJZ-TV 13 and WBAL-TV 11. Trey is a graduate of Stevenson University and lives in Howard County with his two labs – Reese & Raider. In his time off, he can usually be found in one of four places – at home “horsing around”; out relaxing with friends; at church – offering technical/creative gifts to God; or at his “happy place” – Deep Creek Lake, where he enjoys boating in the summer, amazing scenery in the fall and snowmobiling in the winter!Email
Jen ComottoSenior Producer/Account Manager
Jen is a 24-year veteran in the industry. Jennifer is responsible for understanding and implementing client objectives and oversees all aspects of planning and executing video and radio productions. Jennifer is extremely organized and a top-notch field and studio producer and writer. She matches staff to the needs of each project; monitors the status of the development of each project; monitors quality control and quality assurance procedures and outcomes; participates in strategic planning and creative development; oversees the production process and delivery of services; develops and manages budgets and contracts; manages vendors; serves as primary contact with clients; and tracks production components. Jennifer is an Emmy and Gold Addy award winner. In her spare time, Jen enjoys great food, vino, conversation with friends, spending time with her kids Bella and Leo and playing with her cats Hamilton and Eliza. A Baltimore girl born and bred, she’s a big fan of the Orioles, the beach, steamed crabs, and pretty sunsets.Email
Producer Fred Ruff is a homegrown talent who started with REJ as a part time Coordinating Producer while attending Stevenson University. After graduating, Fred was hired full time to produce Maryland Lottery drawings; create and design graphics/animations; edit video; and to operate digital cameras. Fred enjoys collaborating with clients and creatives and being the one to bridge the gap between the two. In his spare time, Fred enjoys cooking, eating and running (to make up for the previous hobbies). He’s also a coffee fanatic and swears he makes the best homemade cold brew. Fred is a fan of the Ravens, O’s, Capitals, but also roots for Lebron James to win 1 more NBA title (shhh…)!Email
Fred BiggsProducer and Studio Technician
Fred is an expert in all aspects of studio production and has years of experience as a studio camera operator, master control technician, floor director, and satellite feed technician. Biggs is a team leader for live television broadcasts, successfully managing a team of technical and creative personnel. A graduate of Goucher College, Fred enjoys traveling with his wife, exercising, and target shooting. On Sundays you can find him yelling at the TV because he’s a hardcore Ravens Fan…Go Ravens!!Email
Frankie DanielsAssociate Producer/Assistant Editor
Frankie is a versatile member of the REJ team, serving as associate producer, non-linear editor, graphic designer and motion artist. He has a background in theatre and improvisational and general performance and holds a Bachelor of Science from Stevenson University in Film, Video & Theatre. In his free time, Frankie enjoys cooking, playing Frisbee, performing improv, and making people laugh.Email
Erik SamsSr. Graphic/Print Designer
Erik is a Graphic/Web Designer with over 15 years of experience in print design, multimedia, marketing and web development. Erik received a diploma in Fine Arts from Duke Ellington School of the Arts before attending Bowie State. He is a self-motivated, deadline driven designer who takes great pride in his ability to visually interpret the ideas and concepts of his clients. Erik has created designs for clients such as Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Rémy Martin and DTLR.
KJ HeslenCoordinating Producer
KJ Heslen serves as a Coordinating Producer on the REJ team. KJ is currently an Education and English major at Towson University. She has a background in acting for the camera and the stage. In her spare time, she enjoys helping her friends on film projects, hiking and hanging out with her cat Lulu.