About Us

Dedicated people doing damn fine work.

We are a passionate team of creatives, developers and producers that believe in the power of virtual reality and in the potential of a well-told story. We love what we do, we love helping our clients engage with other human beings and we love eating donuts for meals other than breakfast.

The Chocolate Milk & Donuts Difference

CM&D was started to do things differently. We saw an industry where people refused to ask hard questions and considered ‘just ok’ to be good enough. We like to start the conversation early, keep it going late and always do what’s best for our clients. By providing support from ideation through distribution and beyond, we have proven immersive technology has the power to shift perspective and leave a long-lasting impression.

Do what you love. Love what you do.

From day one our goal has been the same: combine our passion for immersive technology and our love of storytelling to help share new perspectives with the world.

Do what’s right, not what’s easy.

Sometimes we’ll disagree, and sometimes we’ll push back. We promise to always share our true opinion, never settle for just ‘good enough’, and start every meeting with a firm handshake and a smile.

Focus on the big picture.

From building one of the largest VR developer communities in the country to forming long-term customer partnerships, we strive to build lasting relationships within our community and with our clients.

The right person for the right job

Building high-quality immersive experiences is as much of an art as it is a science. These projects require a wide range of skills, expertise and industry understanding, and we’ve assembled the perfect team to do just that!

Ricky Holm - Founder & Producer

Ricky Holm – Producer & Founder

From his days on a farm to his time in business school, Ricky was born with a special knack for problem solving and an undeniable energy. With expertise in creative production, project management and entrepreneurship, this guy has what it takes to drive a team and complete the most complex tasks on-time and on-budget.

Favorite Donut: Apple Fritter

Wes Evans – Creative Director

A background in screenwriting and acting gives Wes the ability to extract the true heartbeat of any story and bring it to light on the screen. With more than 8 years of experience being a full time director, Wes can attain a camera worthy performance from even the most timid subject.

Favorite Donut: Bavarian Cream

Wes Evans - Creative Director
Ahmed Malik Director of Immersive Development

Ahmed Malik – Director of Immersive Development

It all started with the fondness for gaming. Ahmed is a tech savvy developer who’s always had a passion for gaming, digital entertainment and cutting edge technologies. His affection for gaming and love of technology led him towards VR & AR development at a young age. He is a seasoned, full stack developer with expertise in all VR & AR platforms.

Favorite Donut: Jelly Donut

Ali Ahmed – Studio Director

Nintendo’s philosophy is never to go the easy path; Ali loved playing Nintendo games as a kid and now brings that same determination everyday to challenge himself and push the boundaries of what is possible. He considers every project an opportunity to refine his craft and explore the limits of emerging technology. When he’s not burning the midnight oil, you can find him tearing it up on the nearest ping-pong table, Challengers accepted!

Favorite Donut: Chocolate Cream

Ali Ahmed – Studio Director
Jameel Qureshi – Lead Developer

Jameel Qureshi – Lead Developer

An enthusiastic, restless and passionate gaming industry professional. With years of Unity development experience under his belt, Jameel has high hopes to change the entertainment industry as we know it and redefine the words ‘quality entertainment’. In addition to his Unity talents, he has experience developing and producing digital content for PC, console and mobile platforms.

Favorite Donut: Marble Frosted

Charles Messina – UX/UI Designer

I’m all about that logic. In Design there is creativity but also logic. Putting both together is when you get the best outcomes, and one without the other isn’t a complete picture. Hi I’m Charles, thanks for coming to my TED Talk. You ever wonder why some grocery stores wrap the bananas and oranges in plastic containers? It’s as if they don’t already have a protective shield that is natural and bio degradable.

Favorite Donut: Cinnamon Twist

Charles Messina

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