Meet the Team
Meet our team of dedicated digital marketing experts at Brew City Marketing that are ready to help your business grow.
Founder, Former CEO
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.
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, Business Development
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.
Director of Web Operations
Josh is a talented multi-disciplinary IT professional with agency experience dating back to 2003.
He has leveraged his knowledge into becoming a powerful resource for clients in a wide array of disciplines including Web Development, Project Management, Site Optimization + Security, and Business Development. Josh is a solutions expert that focuses on supporting and streamlining client workflow via meticulous planning and ongoing research.
Josh currently lives in Madison, WI with his wife Alicia, and two dogs, Roman and Cardi. He’s involved in the local craft beer and mead community, and enjoys a great pour of bourbon. Josh is also an avid cook and has been a lifelong fan of the Milwaukee Bucks. #bucksin6
Web Development Manager
Sarah is an award-winning web developer and designer with experience spanning over 21 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.
Director of Content Strategy
Kira earned her BFA in Acting from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After college, she moved to NYC to pursue the starving artist lifestyle. As her “survival jobs,” she ran a sustainable, locally-owned cafe and worked as a freelance writer for multiple digital marketing agencies. After returning to the midwest she continued to explore the digital world as a content creator and operations manager for a variety of different industries. Kira now oversees all of the content creation at Brew City Marketing including SEO initiatives, website design and development copy, email marketing, and social media.
Digital Project Manager
Liza Lisowe has worked in the customer service industry over the last five years. She loves helping people and making sure they feel taken care of. During her time working in the customer service industry, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned it in the spring semester of 2019. Liza is very detail-oriented and organized which makes her a great fit as a Project Manager.
Outside of work, Liza likes to repot and water her plants—she found her love of taking care of plants after college. She also likes to hike trails with her husband & dogs (Nimbus and Clyde), travel, go thrifting, and spend time with her friends and family.
Digital Project Manager & Designer
Wendy Kochanski has worked in the creative marketing world for over 10 years as a graphic designer, earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Growing up and working in Milwaukee, she has a knack for working within the Wisconsin market and articulating a client’s vision, bringing it to life in the digital world. As a project manager for Brew City Marketing, her expert communication skills and background in graphic design are a perfect combination to bring our client’s visions to life!
When she is not working, she values her free time to spend with her husband, Andy, and her daughter Chloe. She likes to crochet, go for walks in Milwaukee’s many trails and parks, looking for new beer gardens, and spending time with her family and friends.
Digital Account Manager
Andrew is a writer and writing instructor who has taught composition and language domestically and internationally. He earned his M.A. in Rhetoric & Composition in 2016 from Cal Poly Pomona. Over the years, he has taught writing and critical thinking courses to university students and Marine Corps active service members.
Outside of work, Andrew enjoys watching films, cooking, traveling, and making cocktails.
Andrew Shea has worked in the digital marketing world since he graduated in 2018, primarily focusing on social media. Andrew received his Bachelor’s degree in both Public Relations and Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising from the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh.
Outside of work, Andrew enjoys playing golf and watching sports (especially baseball and basketball). He also enjoys being active outside and spending time with his friends and family.
SEO & Content Specialist
After completing an MA in Rhetoric & Composition from Cal Poly Pomona, Claire taught college writing courses and worked in instructional support for several years throughout southern California. She then moved to Milwaukee to pursue a PhD at UWM. While she eventually decided to leave academia behind, Milwaukee has become her long-term home and she has made a career transition into digital marketing and copywriting.
At Brew City Marketing, Claire writes content and assists with a variety of other SEO efforts. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, watching movies, and record shopping.
Digital Marketing Specialist
Carly has worked in the marketing industry since 2019 when she earned her BA in Digital Communications with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh.
At Brew City Marketing, Carly assists with a variety of tasks, eager to help out wherever she is needed.
In her free time, Carly enjoys cooking, reading novels, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Joni Hayward Marcum
Joni is a writer who never stops learning. A Ph.D. Candidate in Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies, she moved to Milwaukee from the Denver area to study at UWM. She is a published author and researcher, an experienced teacher and tutor, and a logophile who loves discussing the ins and outs of language. Joni believes that listening is the key to effective communication and strives to bring out the best in others when collaborating. Joni’s creativity and attentiveness to detail led her to freelance copywriting at Brew City Marketing.
In her spare time, Joni likes reading, watching movies, trying new foods, staying connected with friends and family, and photographing clouds.
A curious individual with a seriously positive attitude, Alana started at BCM as an intern and now works as a copywriter to support our SEO initiatives. She loves helping our clients with content creation to help them reach more people online.
A graduate of UWM with a degree in Marketing, 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.
Abby’s reading and writing roots go way back. She became an avid reader at a young age, always with a book in hand. She began writing short stories on an old typewriter at age seven and had published poetry by age 11.
After joining our team as a freelance copywriter and editor in 2018, Abby has spent most of her time at Brew City making sure we dot our i’s and cross our t’s (quite literally). She is an excellent content writer and a real stickler for the Oxford comma.
Abby lives in Appleton, WI with her husband and two young daughters. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, getting outdoors, and thrifting for vintage collectibles.
Peter started to build websites using clean HTML and CSS in 2001 and ended up focusing on WordPress based Ecommerce solutions.
This is no surprise for Wisconsin, but his favorite destination is Florida. Preferred outdoor activity is clay shooting. Indoor hobbies are vintage electronics and classic stamp collecting.
Web Developer & Designer
Derek has been in the graphic design and web development industry for over 20 years including the last 10 years as a full-time freelancer.
Starting out in the graphic design field, his focus was largely on branding, identity design, and print. As the need for online presence grew, he added HTML / CSS web development to his arsenal, later rounding that out with complete WordPress development.
Derek currently resides in Delafield, WI with his wife Cheri, son Riley, daughter Charlotte and dog Coco. His other passions include being a life-long musician, restoring vintage drums, spending time with family and friends, traveling, camping, eating awesome food, and sampling every variety of craft beer known to man.
Kim has always enjoyed programming and problem solving, starting her career in engineering. In 2014, she started developing websites, first with HTML and CSS, then discovering (and falling in love with) WordPress.
Kim currently resides in Whitefish Bay, WI with her husband Dan and dog Snickers. Outside of work, she enjoys walking with friends, biking the Oak Leaf Trail, spending time with family, & visiting her daughter Isabelle and son Jack who both attend UW Madison.
Brady Tibbits has worked in the digital marketing world since he graduated in 2016, primarily focusing on performance marketing. Brady received his Master’s degree from Illinois State University. Brady has ran paid media campaigns up to $952K monthly ad spends over his career.
Outside of work, Brady enjoys playing rec sports and watching sports (especially football and basketball). He also enjoys being active outside and spending time with his friends and family.
Marcia Schabel is a graphic designer who has served as a creative director for multiple companies as well as a board member of AIGA Wisconsin and Pulse Young Professionals. She earned a BFA in graphic design at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Over the years, Marcia has worked in diverse industries, ranging from electrical suppliers to clothing designers. Additionally, she has co-founded and started multiple marketing and branding agencies that seek to amplify the voices of visionaries and daring creators.
Aside from providing art and creative direction for other companies, Marcia has operated her own business in branding and marketing since 2017. Recently, she has been full-time RV-living with her husband and two Goldendoodle puppies. Together, they’ve traveled across the United States to learn more about farming.
Project Manager Assistant
Ethan has worked in customer service roles for robotics and IT companies dating back to 2006. He began working with robotics in parts sales, customer support, and logistics. Most recently, he has worked for an IT company as a project manager. This last role sparked an interest in IT, and he is now enrolled in cybersecurity and network specialist programs. He also has a bachelor’s degree in history from UW-Milwaukee.
In his free time, Ethan enjoys motorcycling and boating, as well as many other outdoor activities that do not require motors.