Brewer Direct
A lot of groups do good work.
But doing good work
isn’t good enough for us.
A lot of groups do good work.
But doing good work isn’t good enough for us.

“Our bottom line is to make listening top-of-mind.”

 

– LOLLY COLOMBO, VP/CLIENT SERVICE

Values

What we value brings value to your nonprofit.

Serve First

Accomplishing your vision is our highest virtue. We focus on serving you first so that you can better assist the people you serve.

Customize Not Homogenize

Fundraising should not be an assembly line of sameness. When it comes to fundraising, one size doesn’t fit all.

Hand-In-Hand

We consider our clients partners for life. Together, we join hands to bring life and hope to the world’s neediest people.

The Answer is “Yes”

Why would we say “No,” when you’ve said “Yes, I can help you” to so many? Consider us as an extension of your marketing and development family.

Raising Results

Improving your bottom line is top-of-mind. We will revise and devise until outcomes meet and exceed financial objectives.

Giving Back

Brewer Direct puts our money where our mouth is. We support organizations that are making a difference by donating 10% of our income to charities.

LEADERSHIP

Randy Brewer

President/CEO

 

Randy Brewer has spent over half his life in marketing, PR and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Prior to founding Brewer Direct in April 2004, Randy served as a Senior Vice President at Grizzard Communications Group, where he was directly responsible for many of the company’s nonprofit clients.

 

At Brewer Direct, Randy’s leadership has led to multiple millions of dollars generated and hundreds of thousands of new donors acquired to help nonprofit ministries throughout the United States.

 

An ordained minister with degrees in Education and Ministry, and graduate studies in both Theology and Business Management, he has worked for Focus on the Family, World Vision and at a local newspaper group. Randy also serves on the board of African Enterprise USA, a 50-year-old evangelistic and relief ministry in Africa.

 

Randy has authored a new inspirational book, Finding My Voice: A Story of Grace, Hope and Healing. It tells the gripping true story of when he contracted a rare throat cancer. It would require a radical surgery that meant he would lose his speaking voice entirely. Yet through it all, he would discover a new Voice calling. This profound book looks at tragedy turned to triumph. Watch the story behind the book. Buy your copy here.

 

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SHELLIE SPEER

Executive VP/Client Strategic Development

 

Shellie has been working side-by-side with Rescue Mission clients for over 30 years. Before joining Brewer Direct, her heart for the homeless and hurting led her to found ENEX GROUP, an agency she owned and served as President at for over 22 years.

 

Her focus was specifically on helping Rescue Missions raise funds and build stronger development programs. Her vision for an integrated donor communications model has empowered clients to set in motion successful development plans that strengthen their Missions’ financial foundations and partnerships in the community.

 

Shellie’s commitment to meeting the specific needs of her clients remains her first priority. Her role at Brewer is to bring comprehensive development and her passion for consulting to clients and guiding them through big picture strategy within their organizations.

 

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SHELLIE SPEER

Executive VP/Client Strategic Development

 

Shellie has been working side-by-side with Rescue Mission clients for over 30 years. Before joining Brewer Direct, her heart for the homeless and hurting led her to found ENEX GROUP, an agency she owned and served as President at for over 22 years.

 

Her focus was specifically on helping Rescue Missions raise funds and build stronger development programs. Her vision for an integrated donor communications model has empowered clients to set in motion successful development plans that strengthen their Missions’ financial foundations and partnerships in the community.

 

Shellie’s commitment to meeting the specific needs of her clients remains her first priority. Her role at Brewer is to bring comprehensive development and her passion for consulting to clients and guiding them through big picture strategy within their organizations.

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Lolly Colombo

VP/Client Service

 

Lolly has been in the trenches with compassion work on both the program side and the agency side for thirty years serving some of the world’s most beloved charities and faith-based organizations including The Salvation Army, Operation Blessing International, Food for the Hungry, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, CBN, In Touch Ministries, and others.

 

With her extensive experience in direct response marketing, Spanish language outreach, and broadcast media ‒ she takes the lead both in introducing cutting-edge strategies for integrated, multi-channel fundraising and in assuring our clients an exceptional service experience.

 

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CLIENT SERVICES TEAM

MATTHEW RAYBURN

Account Strategist

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JILL MENDENHALL

Account Supervisor

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MINDY SHERFY

Senior Account Director/Strategist

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MIKEL BARAJAS CARRION

Account Coordinator

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RHONDA MOORE

Senior Account Director/Strategist

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SHANDA BULQUERIN

Account Coordinator

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DAVID STOLBERG

Account Director/Strategist

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JHOVANY QUIROZ

Senior Account Coordinator

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matt sommer

VP/Creative Director

 

For over 30 years, Matt has created campaigns and helped raise money for nonprofit organizations, including World Vision, Joni and Friends, CBN, LIFE Outreach, Boy Scouts of America and The Salvation Army.

 

Matt has also produced creative for corporate brands, including Coke, 7-Up, Kleenex, Purina and has written for major network television including CBS & Lifetime. He believes that every nonprofit has a compelling story. Connecting donors through that story is at the heart of any successful fundraising effort.

 

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matt sommer

VP/Creative Director

 

For over 30 years, Matt has created campaigns and helped raise money for nonprofit organizations, including World Vision, Joni and Friends, CBN, LIFE Outreach, Boy Scouts of America and The Salvation Army.

 

Matt has also produced creative for corporate brands, including Coke, 7-Up, Kleenex, Purina and has written for major network television including CBS & Lifetime. He believes that every nonprofit has a compelling story. Connecting donors through that story is at the heart of any successful fundraising effort.

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 257 |

CREATIVE TEAM

SARAH
WALLIN-WIGHTMAN

Associate Creative Director

ANNA
KOONS

Lead Proofreader

COURTNEY
HLEBO

Proofreader/Jr. Writer

DEBBIE
FREEMAN

Senior Writer

ASHLEE
GINN

Proofreader

MARCY
SUTTON

Copy Consultant

MINDY
BORTZ

Designer

LENA
SALAZAR

Production Artist

GREG
SCHNEIDER

Photographer Consultant

Stephanie Tippitt

VP/Digital Strategy & Optimization

 

With more than 20 years of professional experience in digital media & cross-channel marketing, Stephanie has spent her career helping clients realize the potential of digital. As the VP/Digital Strategy for Brewer Direct, she uses her experience to guide clients through digital development such as website optimization, email marketing, analytics and tracking, integrated fundraising campaigns, paid media, search and display marketing, social media strategy, Facebook custom audience campaigns, client communication tools and new media trends.

 

Prior to joining Brewer full-time in 2017, Stephanie led her own digital design firm, working with clients one-on-one to build foundational online marketing channels and increase the effectiveness of their donor/customer communication. In addition to her online expertise, Stephanie is also an avid rider and on most weekends, can be found with her horse, Jazzy.

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DIGITAL TEAM

MINDY
VANDERHOEVEN

Digital Optimization & Analytics Manager

ASHLEY
EVANS

Creative Coordinator/Digital Assistant

TBD

Digital Implementation and Optimization Specialist

BRIAN HACKLER

VP/Client Support & Operations

 

Brian has nearly 20 years of experience overseeing all aspects of direct mail fundraising, including list selection and merge/purge, printing and mailing. He has also been closely involved in database development, reporting and database conversions for several nonprofit organizations.

 

Brian’s goal is to provide the highest quality service and assistance relating to donor data. He and his team also work closely with each of our print and data vendors to maintain the best production control and to quality check all campaign materials.

+1(626)359-1015, ext. 231 |

BRIAN HACKLER

VP/Client Support & Operations

 

Brian has nearly 20 years of experience overseeing all aspects of direct mail fundraising, including list selection and merge/purge, printing and mailing. He has also been closely involved in database development, reporting and database conversions for several nonprofit organizations.

 

Brian’s goal is to provide the highest quality service and assistance relating to donor data. He and his team also work closely with each of our print and data vendors to maintain the best production control and to quality check all campaign materials.

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CLIENT SUPPORT TEAM

CARMEN CAMPBELL

Production Supervisor

ARLENE DEVLIN

Data Specialist

LETICIA LOPEZ

Data Services Supervisor

LAURA COPELAND

Junior Data Specialist

DORA GUERRA

Production Manager/Media Buyer

ROSEMARY SHAW

Production Manager

Phil Stolberg

Executive VP/General Manager

 

During his 35-year career, Phil Stolberg has worked almost exclusively within the nonprofit world. He’s held leadership positions within The Salvation Army and with agencies offering capital campaigns, board development, and marketing and communications fundraising consultation.

 

He’s served organizations including The Salvation Army, American Bible Society, Boy Scouts of America, American Lung Association, Visiting Nurses Association, Missions, Catholic Charities and many others. He has also volunteered and served on numerous boards with The Salvation Army, Special Olympics, The Boy Scouts and other national service organizations. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Certified Fundraising Executive.

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Phil Stolberg

Executive VP/General Manager

 

During his 35-year career, Phil Stolberg has worked almost exclusively within the nonprofit world. He’s held leadership positions within The Salvation Army and with agencies offering capital campaigns, board development, and marketing and communications fundraising consultation.

 

He’s served organizations including The Salvation Army, American Bible Society, Boy Scouts of America, American Lung Association, Visiting Nurses Association, Missions, Catholic Charities and many others. He has also volunteered and served on numerous boards with The Salvation Army, Special Olympics, The Boy Scouts and other national service organizations. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Certified Fundraising Executive.

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ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

ANNA WOOTON

Controller

CAROL LI

Senior Project Manager

LORI VERNON

Office Manager

ALISON DEVRIENDT

Traffic Manager

MCKENNAH COOK

Office Administrator/HR

ADVISORY TEAM

SHANNON BARNES

Motivated by Christian faith and a heart for the lost and the least, Shannon has spent more than 20 years helping churches and charities clarify their purpose and aggressively expand their mission-driven impact. He serves on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Barnabas Group, and as current President of the Association of Professional Consultants. Shannon also loves to sing, and has had the opportunity to perform in the White House with the Gary Bonner Singers on three different occasions.

DANIEL BLOMBERG

Prior to partnering with Bernard Grace to form Grace & Blomberg, a Pasadena Accounting firm, Daniel was an auditor for Peat Marwick & Main, the largest accounting firm in the world at that time and a corporate accountant for the Walt Disney Company. A Certified Public Accountant who has been in public practice for 20 years, Daniel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Azusa Pacific University in 1987.

TERRY BREWER

His book, Up Periscope! Keeping Your Perspective Above See Level, has helped thousands deal with stress and anxiety. It’s served as the focal point for presentations to national and state associations, college faculties, school districts, hospitals, youth conventions, numerous business forums and more than seven million teenagers. In addition to serving as administrative pastor for multiple churches and business manager for a number of nonprofits, Terry recently opened his first restaurant, First & Hope, in downtown Los Angeles.

ROBERT BROCK

Since Robert Brock entered the financial services arena in 1994, he has worked tirelessly to help both individuals and business owners establish financial goals and priorities including the implementation of strategies to preserve income and reduce the impact of taxation. Robert also worked for America’s Christian Credit Union as a collections officer and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law.

MICHAEL SHEPHERD

Michael Shepherd serves as public relations counsel to Brewer Direct. During his 30-plus-year communications career, he has integrated traditional and social media programs for numerous faith-based organizations across the United States, including several Rescue Missions. The former broadcast journalist earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington and has taught public relations at the post-graduate level there, as well as at Seattle University’s groundbreaking master’s program, Nonprofit Learning.

CAREERS

Interested in a career in direct marketing and fundraising for nonprofits? Brewer Direct is an exciting and young company with tremendous opportunity. Offering competitive salaries and a complete benefits package including health insurance, retirement programs and profit sharing, BDI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Are you ready to transform and be transformed by applying your skills to help the world’s neediest men, women, and children?

 

We currently have these positions available:

 

 

CREATIVE COORDINATOR / JUNIOR WRITER

 

The Creative Coordinator role assists the VP/Creative Director with the coordination of gathering project or client-related information, compiling quotes/estimates for new projects, tracking time & costs of ongoing projects and current status of all work, and generally staying on top of projects within the Creative Department. The primary responsibility of the Jr. Writer is assisting the VP/Creative Director, Assoc. Creative Director and the Sr. Writers in helping to concept, revise, refine and customize copy, newsletters, special projects, and other print and digital appeals, as well as aid in the development and production of effective fundraising campaigns.

 

Skills & Abilities

 

− Strong writing abilities, both creatively and technically; excellent spelling, punctuation, grammar and proofreading skills.

− Flexible and able to multitask and function well in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.

− Incredibly focused on details.

− Systematic thinker: able to think of our agency’s copy and art as a whole and anticipate the ripple effects of small changes.

− Extremely organized, staying on top of multiple projects and responsibilities at once.

− Ability to interact effectively with people with a positive, can-do attitude.

− Must be able to persuade and get things moving again when projects have gone off track.

− Comfortable posting on social media.− Able to work under and meet tight deadlines.

− Able to focus for long periods of time on one solitary task; works well alone.

− Able to ensure that client mandatories are met.

− Self-motivated and self-disciplined.

− Ability to create a number of different versions that may be fundamentally similar but understand necessary, slight variations and specific client tone.

− Resource gathering.

− Decision making: includes an ability to make decisions about complex objectives and answer questions from proofreading team and other teams as well. Participates in decisions about the process and daily operations of the proofreading team.

− Operate primary tools as follows: a computer, projector, a phone, a fax machine, a photo copier, scanner, conference room monitor, teleconferencing systems and printers.

− Excellent typing and communication skills.

− Basic skill in graphic design and graphic design programs is a plus.

− Computer Skills:  Includes an intermediate level of the use and knowledge of integrated computer systems and business related software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Standard, Project Insight, Proof HQ, and Google Drive.

 

Education Requirements & Qualifications

 

− Minimum four-year undergraduate degree in English, Journalism, Communication, Digital or related field.

− Minimum two or more years’ experience in creative writing and coordination activities preferably at a marketing agency.

DATA AND REPORTS SPECIALIST

 

Primary responsibilities are company-wide data reporting functions and general data processing responsibilities for assigned clients. This entails requesting necessary data for production. The support assistant must take information; format, store it, retrieve it, and/or distribute it to the staff, clients, and vendors.

 

In addition, the Data Reports Specialist is responsible for performing office administrative tasks for the Data Services Supervisor and production team as requested.

 

Skills and Abilities

− Extremely efficient, organized and resourceful;
− Flexible and able to function well in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines;
− Strong decision making and critical thinking skills;
− Operate primary tools as follows: a computer, a phone, a fax machine, a photo copier, scanner, and printers;
− Excellent typing and communication skills.  Good grammar, spelling, punctuation and proofreading skills;
− Computer Skills:  Includes an intermediate level of the use and knowledge of integrated computer systems and business related software such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Standard and Internet Explorer;
− The ability to interact effectively with people is a key skill.

 

Education Requirements and Qualifications

 

− High school diploma or GED
− College level courses in computers, English, or business are helpful.  College graduate (Preferred)

CLIENT SERVICE TEAM ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 

The primary responsibility of the Client Service Team Administrative Assistant is to provide an executive assistant level of administrative support to 1.) the EVP of Client Strategic Development as regards new business prospects, RFP’s, new client onboarding, and agency marketing initiatives; 2.) to the VP of Client Service as regards scheduling, event planning (conferences, Webinars, the Institute, and Brewer Academy,) as well as special projects as they arrive; and 3.) to the Client Service team, as a whole, with administrative support for existing accounts as needed. The Client Service team aims to ensure client satisfaction with every client encounter, through superior service and the careful stewardship of relationships and projects. The Client Service Team Administrative Assistant will occasionally interact with clients to answer inquiries specific to the areas of service provided through this position.

 

Skills and Abilities

 

− Operate primary tools as follows: a computer, a phone, a fax machine, a photo copier, scanner, and printers.
− Excellent typing and communication skills. Good grammar, spelling, punctuation and proofreading skills.
− The candidate must possess strong verbal and written communications skills.
− The candidate must possess an advanced level of the use and knowledge of integrated computer systems and business-related software such as Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and intermediate to advanced Excel skills and have experience with or be a ready learner for project management-related e-Tools such as Project Insight, Proof HQ, and use of Google Drive.
− Extremely efficient, organized, process-oriented, resourceful.
− Must be task-oriented with a vision of the big-picture.
− Intuitive.
− Self-starter.
− Strong decision making, problem solving, critical thinking skills.
− Positive attitude, good team player.
− Pro-active, self-motivated, ability to take initiative, focus and prioritize tasks.
− Capable client presence and the ability to interact effectively with people.
− Flexible and able to function well in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
− Strong eye for detail.

 

Education Requirements and Qualifications

 

− BA or BS ideally in public relations, marketing, business administration, or communications.
− Ideally, two or more years’ experience in executive administration, database management, print production, account service, project work, media, or creative/traffic departments in a marketing agency environment.

Send inquiries on all positions to HR@BrewerDirect.com. No phone calls please.