Our team is made up of Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf Ally Team Members.
Learn more below about us.

C3 Production Team

I have been a freelance photographer for 10 years. I never dreamed I would have ended up as a photographer. My journey started in 2002 on a vacation trip to California with my grandmother. Prior to that, I never vacationed with her anywhere. My Mother bought me my first disposable camera. I never understood why would she bought it for me, but she explained, that life is short and you need to cherish every single moment of it. If you have something, you need to share it with someone else. That is where and how the pictures are formed. After the trip, I came home with 3 disposable cameras and had the film developed. They came out AMAZING! My mother said that I was born for this. I was made to be a photographer. During my college years, I began to take more pictures with my family and my circle of friends. My cousin came across my work and she encouraged me to become a photographer. She gave me her digital camera which was my very first DSLR camera. Frankly, I thought becoming a psychologist was my calling. I graduated with degree in psychology but in the end, I never used my psychology for work. I started working as a freelance photographer in 2010 when I met a friend who is a photographer and saw my potential. She took me under her wing as a mentor. She gave me some tips and then some. She taught me a lot of what I needed to take with me as I continued to grow. Along the way, I have had several people asking me to guide them and be their mentor. That is where the idea sparked. I decided to establish this television show called, Click Click Crop and it has continued to grow. 

My name is Kiana Thomas, born in Kansas and raised in Texas. Art is what I love what I do. And I do what I love! My first love is photography. In my teen years, I love to capture the pictures of my family and natures. The older I get, my parents encouraged me to have a photography business. It has been growing for a decade. My focus is perfecting the craft of capturing the moment! My second love is fashion. Its fun to dress up from head to toe. I have to feel good! I can identifies trends, and select styles, fabrics, colors, prints and trims for a collections. I have always receive a lot of compliments

Hi! I’m a local deaf woman who loves books and wine. My hobbies are: reading books, buying books, and collecting books.

I graduated from University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies degree in 2019, and I am currently working on my master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

I have a passion for photography, helping people out, and making sure those around me are satisfied. MOST of all, I have a passion for travelling and seeing the world. Can’t wait to travel again!

Deaf, USAF Veteran here and Mom of 3+1 bonus children (and expecting our 5th). I am the sole owner of Deaf Birth Services, LLC DBA Dare2Doula by Salerno, currently a Certified Birth Doula with Childbirth International and support Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing mothers in pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. I am taking classes from the National College of Midwifery and hope to begin that pathway soon to become a Certified Professional Midwife. All good things come with time, patience and hard work.

I have a Master’s Degree is Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington with 10+ years of experience in education. I enjoy utilizing technology to learn and share knowledge. In my “spare” time you can always find me with my family and working on a new shared calendar, quick photo session, client meeting, or setting up yet another website or form.

When I do break away from my technology addiction my go to is traveling, camping and swimming with the family as we love the summer sun. We can’t wait to travel and enjoy everything outdoors with this life we call an adventure.

Hello! My name is Paul Andrushchak. I have been married to my beautiful wife since Tatiana since 2013. I’m a proud father of two beautiful daughters who are my world. I am known for my skill in the film industry within the Deaf Community and I am always looking to improve. I strive to do better with each project I am part of and believe I am doing it all to glorify Him. Check out some of my previous videos at Pandrush videos and our new videos through Sign-Light Films. I filmed and edited Season 2 of ClickClickCrop and will continue to support for the foreseeable future because it truly is one of a kind.

Hello all, my name is Grace Denner. I am a recent film graduate from the University of North Texas and have always had a special love for filmmaking. I love creative outlets and helping to tell stories to all different kinds of people. I have feature film crew experience and have worked with Click Click Crop in the past as a production assistant and second camera op. and I look forward to continuing with this awesome project.

Art Department Team

I been doing hair for 10 years since I was young until and I went to hair college in 2015 and graduated and obtained licensed hairstylist for 6 years and counting. I love to doing hair to make people happy and feel satisfying with their hair looks! Also I am mobile hairstylist in different states working for fashion show with models. Hair is my passion! I am role model in my families who owns hair salon, I am 4th persons who graduated from hair college in my family! Click Click Crop is not ready for me to show my crazy works! Much love!

My name is Brittany Hawthorne. I am Deaf makeup artist (self-taught) who discovered makeup as a self-therapeutic because it allows me to explore my artistic skills and improve in order to be mastery. It allows me to use my skills on people to boost their inner and outer beauty. I have been doing makeup for little but over 10 years and still counting. I love what I do and will continuing do what I love. Yes, I do makeup for events. Much thanks to Daymond for choosing me to be part of this team because if it wasn’t for him, my talents wouldn’t be in the spotlight.

Ariel Hawthorne
Fashion Design Assistant

My name is Ariel Hawthorne. I am from Dallas, TX. I am a self-taught nail tech for 3 years. Being a self-taught nail tech allows me to explore my skills and become a Deaf nail tech. My favorite hobbies is reading books and doing nails because it is my therapy. I just joined Click Click Crop in June 2021 and I loved every bit of it! My new role in Click Click Crop is an assistant for Fashion Department, which I am so excited to assist the amazing and talented members that are part of the department. I am also excited to part of the Click Click Crop crew.

Hello, my name is Kristina Lund. I’ve been working in the makeup industry, focused on preforming arts for 10 years. I started doing my own makeup and friends makeup for dance performances when I was 10 and my passion for creative makeup looks grew from there. I began doing bridal and event makeup in 2013, and worked diligently in that industry for 6 years but really missed the creativity I had with performance arts makeup. I decided to change my business and started doing cosplay looks for people and myself and I’ve been doing that for the last 2 years professionally.

Background and Props Department

USMC Veteran, CODA, and full-time dad to 4 children (soon 5). I received my Associates Degree in Sign Language Interpreting from Tarrant County College in 2019 and I am currently working towards certification. In my spare time I have been known to be called a “foodie” or the household “chef” because I make nothing but “exquisite cuisine”.

When we have time we enjoy inviting friends and family to the house for good food and good company. I’m also a movie buff and probably have seen more movies or TV shows than you have so let’s talk drama.

I’m a community worker and a firm believer in Gandhi’s ”being the change you want to see in the world”, I strive to be an activist in the LGBTQIA+ community and especially advocate for the communities of color.

With experience in education, theater, interpretation and translation, a founding member of COMAL Language justice collective, as a Language justice advocate and mentor I work hard to make a difference in this world and break down barriers.

I am a poet, a barber, a loving brother and friend, and I love to pay it forward and have been a volunteer ambassador for LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S since 2014, Where we focus on making the world a better place by saving one life at a time.

Hello! My name is Katie Beard and I am Hearing. Currently, I am studying American Sign Language at Tarrant County College in the hopes of one day becoming a certified Interpreter. My goal in working with this company is to help support the D/deaf community while assisting connection in making the world accessible for all.

Patty Anderson
Voice Interpreter and Prop Assistant

Born and raised in Austin, Texas. NTX Transplant as of 8 years ago. I love to travel, be out in nature, and spending time with my family. My official role in the C3 family is Prop Assistant, to the talented Katie Beard, and unofficial on-call interpreter. I love the creative visions of the C3 projects and the chaos that comes with being part of the team.

Leah Beaver
Voice Interpreter and Prop Assistant

My name is Leah and I am a new member of the CCC Team! After watching Season 4 and meeting just a few people on the screen, I knew this project was something special. With much excitement, I can now say I will be joining the show as a Voice Interpreter and Prop Team Member! 

I am a newly Certified Interpreter by day and a hobbyist by night. I love nerdy things such as color coding, office supplies, spreadsheets, and making the mundane into magic. I’m excited to tap into my creative roots and be apart of something fun and Deaf run!

Joseph Pruneda
Set Crew

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Other Valuable Team Members

I was 14 year old start photography. My mom bought an old Kodak camera. I had been shooting and developing at Kodak lab. My mom bought me other old Canon AE-1 classic with rollers films. I love to shooting and beautiful adventures. I was photography journals at high school 2 years. I love watch old movies classic 1930 to 1970. Love old actor and actress. My mom told me watch old movies and Monday nights football.

I attended Northlake College for photography classes. I worked at Irving Texas Film Commission. TV shows for 3 years. I was technical lighting team. Leave to ASL films for Chief crew 6 years. I fell in love with my positions. I started a photography business shooting portraits, wedding, quinceaneras, parties. Teaching professional photography I love to help and am really respectful. I am glad to be a part of the Click Click Crop Team. Deaf photography life is my heart.

I have been completely Deaf since birth. I’m fluent in English and American Sign Language and currently learning Mexican Sign Language. I’m a certified ASL teacher and hold a Master’s Degree in Teaching American Sign Language from University of Northern Colorado. I’m a passionate artist who owns a business called called Peacock Hand Studio. I’m currently a secretary for Deaf Celebration Committee of Texas and I’m an avid movie lover and an adept ASL musician. I was a co-producer of a film called, “Do You Believe?” I am very passionate about creating projects that influence the Deaf Community and that truly makes an impact. I love my Deaf identity and love the Deaf Community with all of my heart.

I works as an editorial consultant for Click Click Crop and assist with proofreading any documents, editing grammar, etc. In addition, I’ve applied to be cast as a model in Season 3 for Click Click and Crop.

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