Little known fact about Amanda: she wrote the first draft of Brew City’s business plan on the plane ride home from her honeymoon. Amanda always knew she’d own her own company someday – and in one short plane ride, channeling a fearlessness and take-charge attitude that she’s imbued into Brew City’s culture, Amanda made it happen.
Day to day, Amanda manages the Brew City team. She knows firsthand how a fulfilling career can have a powerful impact on a person’s psyche and daily life, so she prioritizes making Brew City as collaborative, comfortable and person-centered as possible. She’s also serious about giving back, finding newer and better ways to lend a hand or impact the local community. She’s happiest when actively participating in events that make Milwaukee a great place to work and live.
Amanda’s passion for marketing stems from the simple joy of helping small business owners grow and succeed. She enjoys learning about businesses and what makes them tick. From learning about a particular business’s profit centers to their value propositions, Amanda is invested in helping each and every client be successful.
Amanda holds a BS in Business Administration from UW-Milwaukee and has worked at a variety of Milwaukee companies such as MATA Community Media, AT&T Yellowpages and Aramark. When not at work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her 2 and 1 year old, who keep her busier than she could ever imagine. She also makes a point to unplug now and then by doing yoga, going on long nature hikes and hanging out at the WAC.
Co-Founder & Account Executive
Intelligent and seriously funny, Mark is a Brew City co-founder and senior account executive. Alongside Amanda and Dan, we credit Mark for helping elevate Brew City Marketing from a humble outfit servicing a handful of clients to the organization it is today: a trusted name in Milwaukee marketing with over 500 clients and perfect rating on Google.
Mark’s days are spent handling finances, managing account relations and meeting clients in and out of the office. Beyond sales, Mark finds fulfillment in demystifying for clients the finer points of web design, social media and search engine optimization. He’s always increasing his knowledge of digital marketing and is eager to share what he’s learned. His expertise is such that he’s been asked to speak to audiences at SCORE, Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee. Of a presentation Mark gave at Marquette University, PhD student April Newton had this to say:
“Mark has spoken to my Marquette University students on two occasions about website design. He’s clear, direct and gets through a lot of information in a short class period. I appreciate that he always explains acronyms, vocabulary and concepts in a way that anyone, even those without much Web design or hosting experience, can understand. He knows how to pare down information to what’s most important and keep his presentation moving along!”
What does Mark love most about his role? Learning about new businesses and connecting clients to resources that can help them improve their digital footprint. To Mark, success is only gained when a client achieves leverage online.
Mark is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with an impressive sales cred. In his downtime, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He also enjoys woodworking, landscaping and spending time in the great outdoors.
Co-Founder & Senior Account Executive
Smart and kind, Danny is a seasoned sales and account manager focused on results. His clientele consistently praise Danny for his responsive customer service and internet marketing acumen. In other words, Danny is exactly the kind of account manager you’d want on your marketing team.
Danny is a founding member of Brew City Marketing. Danny’s passion and ideas have helped shape Brew City Marketing into the business it is today: a great place to work and a great company with whom to do business.
Dan brings over 15 years experience in sales and account management, including tenures at Northwestern Mutual and Scottrade. Away from work, Danny enjoys hanging out with his son, playing basketball, running, and constantly increasing his knowledge of our industry.
As a Project Manager at Brew City, April is the main point person in charge of all new web design projects. From planning resources and managing budgets, to artistic direction and client engagement, April runs a tight ship.
April has worked everywhere from nonprofits to corporate America. But the common thread has always been marketing. To April, marketing is the perfect intersection of all her life’s passions: writing, art, and human connection.
April is a graduate of UW-Madison and lives in the Bayview neighborhood of Milwaukee with her husband. In her free time, April loves to write, eat and travel.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Connor is our Project Coordinator and his balanced knowledge of the art and science that is digital marketing make him very valuable to us. He loves having a hand in the creation process, from conception, development, to the final project launch.
In his free time, Connor likes to snowboard and adventure with friends. A graduate of UW-Milwaukee, Connor loves working and living in the city. His favorite thing about Milwaukee is the huge variety of food and drinks. No matter what, he can always find a fun, new place to explore.
Senior Web Developer
Sarah is an award-winning web developer and designer with experience spanning over 16 years.
A graduate of Emily Carr University for Art + Design in Vancouver, BC, Sarah believes that art and technology should never come at the expense of a great user experience. That’s probably why, visiting any of the websites that Sarah has developed, you’ll immediately note Sarah’s signature flourish: function balanced with form.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Sarah has been a member of Brew City Marketing since the very beginning. She has also worked at SBDX Studio in California, and is an active freelancer.
Outside of the office, Sarah feels her absolute best when exploring new places. Her favorite destinations? Hawaii and Lake Tahoe.
Senior Web Developer
Jacob has been a Senior Web Developer at Brew City Marketing since 2009. As a Brew City veteran, Jacob has helped shape not only our development strategy but the visual identities of companies throughout our market segment.
Jacob’s career began in high school when he discovered his raw talent for web design and development. Years later, Jacob was working as a freelance developer when Amanda found him on Craigslist and commissioned him to build Brew City’s first ever website. The rest, as they say, is history.
Jacob loves working with technology and, in his own words, “building cool stuff for the web”. Away from work, Jacob loves going to the gym, watching movies and going out to eat. He’s also a practicing Mormon and never misses an opportunity to participate in teaching and service opportunities at his church.
Vlad is a talented problem solver with a serious ability to think outside the box. His ability to see the project from the user’s experience makes him a highly valued Web Developer.
After graduating from BYU with a BS in Web Design and Development, Vlad joined our team in July of 2018. His favorite thing about working here? Flexibility! Vlad works remote from Utah and has the ability to plan work around life and the other way around.
In his free time, Vlad likes to do design challenges and work on passion projects with his friends. He also loves snowboarding, football, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Wendy is one of Brew City Marketing’s talented Web Developers. With experience in design, development, SEO, and digital marketing, Wendy is an invaluable asset in this industry, and we’re so glad to have her on our team.
She has a Webmaster Certification from Marquette University and a Web Graphics & Multimedia Certification from the International Webmasters Association. An expert in her craft, Wendy can be counted on to improve usability, search visibility, brand authority, lead generation.
Some of her favorite things about Milwaukee are Humboldt Park and the Bay View neighborhood. In her free time, she loves spending weekends on the lake with family and friends.
When Heather double-majored from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a journalism and psychology degree, friends asked her if she was going to write for Psychology Today. Instead, she went on to a fulfilling sales career for ten years and then back to her roots as a writer. More recently, Heather has dove head-first into the world of SEO and enjoys the science of learning what makes people tick to click.
Heather uses her sales and writing background to analyze data, using all available means to get an end-user to take an action, to increase website traffic and ultimately sales conversions for Brew City Marketing clients.
When she manages to break free from her laptop, she loves to travel. Hiking national parks are her latest passion, along with kayaking, Pilates and an occasional game of golf. She loves hanging out with her two children, a good microbrewery, and fun little gems in Milwaukee like Barnacle Buds, Lakeshore Park and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Digital Content Editor
Kira is an experienced writer and editor with a keen eye for details.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, she began writing content for marketing companies to support her artistic lifestyle and quickly realized she had a knack for it. Now, she is our official content gatekeeper, making sure blogs and pages are flawless before being published online.
Kira also manages and designs the beverage menu at Miss Molly’s Cafe & Pastry Shop. Outside of work, Kira writes music and short stories and does theatre around Milwaukee. Her favorite thing about the Brew City is visiting all the amazing small businesses that highlight the details that make our city so special.
Digital Content Coordinator
A curious individual with a seriously positive attitude, Alana is one of our valued Digital Content Coordinators. She loves helping our clients with content creation to help them reach more people online.
A current marketing student at UW-Milwaukee, Alana loves any opportunity to expand her knowledge about all different kinds of marketing practices. She enjoys how broad marketing can be, while still allowing her to pursue her specific interests in digital strategy.
Alana’s favorite thing about Milwaukee is that there is always a fun event or festival going on. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Digital Content Coordinator
Alec is a clever and innovative Digital Content Coordinator who can almost always be found smiling. Whether it’s blogs, case studies, or social media posts, his positive energy can be felt in all of his work.
Currently a senior at Marquette University, Alec is studying Writing-Intensive English. He has a passion for content creation and enjoys pairing this passion with SEO writing to help clients connect with their intended audience.
When he’s not writing for us, Alec plays rugby for Marquette’s men’s team and explores downtown Milwaukee with his friends. His favorite thing about the Brew City? The culture! From food and drinks to music and sports, Alec loves it here.
Digital Content Coordinator
Hannah is a recent UW-Madison graduate who focused her studies on media communication. She’s worked in radio and sports marketing and is excited to expand her knowledge in digital marketing and SEO. She enjoys working ‘behind the scenes’ on SEO while still having the freedom to create unique content for the websites of our clients.Hannah grew up close to The Brew City in Menomonee Falls. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring local farmer’s markets and trying out new recipes. She also explores local festivals; her favorite one is Germanfest, which lets her connect with her family heritage.
Digital Content Coordinator
Abby is one of Brew City Marketing’s talented Digital Content Coordinators. She is responsible for creating search engine optimized content for the many websites of our clients. She has experience in social media marketing and is excited to grow her marketing experience into content marketing and SEO.
In her free time, Abby likes to hike, take dance lessons, and ride horses. Abby lives just outside Milwaukee, but she loves coming to the lakefront in the summer to hang out and enjoy the city.
A recent graduate of Madison College, Justin joins our team as a Web Designer. Since each project is different from others, it takes adaptability to understand a client’s goals and deliver on it. Justin likes the challenge web design presents to solve problems quickly and creatively.
In his free time, Justin enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and going to art museums. He also explores the several neighborhoods of Milwaukee looking for new spots and interesting places.
Dan relishes in capturing moments both big and small. He’s always loved telling stories. And in digital media, he’s found the perfect medium to do so.
As a video strategist at Brew City, Dan uses his talents to distill a company’s essence into a short social media or long-form video. Seeing the results for the first time, clients are impressed by the clarity of Dan’s visual exposition as well as his precise technique.
Dan has experience creating videos for everyone from small start-ups to global corporations. Outside of work, Dan enjoys snowboarding, riding motorcycles, cooking amazing food and gaming.