Brewer Direct

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

MICHAEL J. TOMLINSON

President and CEO

 

Michael is an accomplished marketing and media executive who has developed highly successful fundraising programs for faith-first charities and organizations across the U.S. and abroad.

 

Michael, (or “MT,” as he is known to colleagues and friends), has more than 25 years leading organizations in the strategic development, ideation and execution of integrated fundraising, marketing, print, direct mail, broadcast and digital media that fuel growth.  He knows how to build brands and move donors, particularly in the faith-first space.

 

He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Marketing and has served in executive leadership roles at faith-forward organizations including: Focus on the Family, David C. Cook International, Dunham+Company and Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk ministry, where he led all marketing and communications and served as Chief Operating Officer.

 

“MT” is passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

 

Michael’s vision is fueled by the mandate that we’re all called to be generous with our time, talent and treasure in the pursuit of The Great Commission. He fervently believes one of the most compelling ways to share this Good News is through meeting the felt needs of hurting people.

 

“MT” is an active member of The Giving Institute and passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

 

+1(626) 866-9830 |  

Phil Stolberg

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 

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. Today Phil leads BDI’s operations and is an active member of key philanthropic service communities, such as The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

 

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.

+1(626) 866-9852 |

Phil Stolberg

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

 

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. Today Phil leads BDI’s operations and is an active member of key philanthropic service communities, such as The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

 

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

VP/Finance

BRIAN HACKLER

Consultant

KEITH CAMPBELL

Accounting Assistant

JHOVANY QUIROZ

Storytellers Manager/Digital Asset Manager

LORI VERNON

Office Manager

MCKENNAH WILLIAMS

Director of Human Resources

KATRINA WILLIAMS

Marketing Manager

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM

CAROL LI

Director of Project Management

ALISON DEVRIENDT

Project Manager

LINDSAY OLK

Project Manager

MELISSA GARCIA

Project Coordinator

PRODUCTION TEAM

CARMEN CAMPBELL

Director of Production and Purchasing

ROSEMARY WEIK

Senior Production Manager

SHELLIE SPEER

Senior VP/Brewer Academy

 

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.

 

+1(816) 866-9834 |  

Lolly Colombo

EVP/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.

 

+1(626) 866-9841 |

Lolly Colombo

EVP/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.

 

+1(626) 866-9841 |

CLIENT SERVICES TEAM

RHONDA MOORE

Director of Client Strategy & Planning

+1(626) 866-9895

MATTHEW RAYBURN

Account Strategist

+1(626) 866-9806

ERIKA HUNTER

Account Specialist

+1(626) 205-3768

MINDY SHERFY

Director of Client Support

+1 (626) 866-9880

TINA WOOTON

Account Specialist

+1(626) 866-9825

TRAVIS SUTTON

Account Specialist

+1(626) 205-3571

KEVIN BRYANT

Director of Client Partnership

+1 (626) 866-9962

PETER LEE

Account Specialist

+1(626) 866-9854

GREG
SCHNEIDER

Storytellers/Photographer Consultant

DAVID STOLBERG

Strategist/Senior Account Director

+1(626) 866-9801

AMANDA ROBLEDO

Account Specialist

+1(626) 866-9901

MARCY
SUTTON

Storytellers/Copy Consultant

MICAH MANN

Account Strategist

+1(626) 866-9945

RAQUEL PRICE

Account Specialist

+1(626) 866-9921

matt sommer

VP/Creative

 

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) 866-9902 |

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) 866-9902 |

CREATIVE TEAM

SARAH
WALLIN

Creative Director

COURTNEY
HLEBO

Writer

ERIKA CASTRO

Production Artist

MINDY
BORTZ

Senior Designer/Studio Manager

ANDREA
MILLS

Proofreader

LENA
SALAZAR

Senior Production Artist

MELISSA
AFABLE

Proofreader

ALLISON
MYRICK

Senior Writer

CHELSEA
CAMPBELL

Production Artist

ANNA
KOONS

Lead Proofreader

NIK
AHLSTAM

Digital Production Designer

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.

+1(626) 866-9923 |

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.

+1(626) 866-9923 |

DIGITAL TEAM

MINDY
VANDERHOEVEN

Director of Digital Analytics and Operations

JUSTINE
MORALES

Senior Digital Implementation Specialist

ASHLEY
PRIOR

Digital Implementation Specialist

Angella Hubbert

Director of Data Management

 

With over 25 years of overall agency fundraising experience, Angella brings her knowledge of data intelligence and donor-centric insights to the Data Services Team. She’s had the pleasure of working with charitable organizations such as Rescue Missions, Food Banks, World Vision, Operation Smile, Salvation Army and Best Friends Animal Society. Angella also served as a judge at the 2020 ANA International ECHO Awards and is a past Board of Governors Vice Chair/Judging Chair for the ECHO Committee.  

 

Angella takes the lead on providing quality service on donor data, studying trends and working with industry leaders on how to best gather and distribute results. Her team also handles donor selection and analysis in support of all our marketing campaigns. Her vision for our data team is to build stronger research and analysis within the agency.

 

+1(626) 866-9908 |

DATA SERVICES TEAM

LETICIA LOPEZ

Data Services Supervisor

ARLENE DEVLIN

Senior Data Specialist

JULIE SIEMENS

Data Specialist

BRANDON MENDOZA

Data Specialist

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RANDY W. BREWER | FOUNDER

Randy Brewer PortraitRandy Brewer (1961 – 2021)  spent his professional life in marketing, PR and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. At Brewer Direct, Randy’s leadership 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 worked for Focus on the Family, World Vision and at a local newspaper group. Randy also served on the board as Vice Chairman of African Enterprise USA, a 50-year-old evangelistic and relief ministry in Africa and was an active member of International Full Gospel Fellowship, which both provide help to the world’s hurting. Most recently, he launched his own philanthropic venture, Randy W. Brewer Foundation, to further Christ’s love through supporting wellness and education for young people around the world.

 

Randy authored three inspirational books. His newest book titled In the Valley of the Shadow of Death Randy wrote about his final journey and his words will give you a vibrant hope as you discover that God is still good, even in the darkness, even as we wait restlessly for God’s voice: “Enter into my presence.” In Finding My Voice: A Story of Grace, Hope and Healing, he tells the gripping true story of his battle with a rare throat cancer that threatened his speaking voice entirely, but led him to discover a new Voice calling. In Releasing Generosity, Randy explored a key question that challenged him to answer: “What will you do with the love you’ve been given?” His response, expressed in this powerful book, is a compelling “manifesto” on the heart behind giving. Learn more about the book or get your copy here. Watch the story behind the book, Finding My Voice: A Story of Grace, Hope and Healing. 

 

MIKE PATE

Mike Pate PortraitMike Pate is the Executive Director of Camping for Transformation Ministries (TM), a regional association of more than 170 churches. TM camps minister to tens of thousands of people of all ages every year, and under Mike’s leadership, the camps have tripled in impact, size and revenue in the past 10 years.

 

Mike has sat on numerous boards for nonprofits and local governing bodies over the years, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Christian Community Credit Union (with over $600 million under management). Mike has seen fundraising from all sides – as a Project Director for an international relief agency, as the owner of an advertising business and as Director of Development for Multnomah University. In all things, he seeks to follow his personal life mission statement: “to help people and organizations be all that God has designed them to be.”

JOHN C. REYNOLDS

John Reynolds PortraitDr. Reynolds has offered consulting, coaching and counsel to non-governmental organizations in over 40 countries. He previously served as World Vision International’s global chief information officer (1991-2000), and as executive VP at Azusa Pacific University for 12 years. With a PhD in Higher Education Leadership, and a formidable history of serving and leading others, John regularly speaks both nationally and internationally as a specialist in applied organizational effectiveness.

 

Today, John oversees providing flexible and affordable higher education, as president of Los Angeles Pacific University, and he serves on several other nonprofit and educational boards, including Christian Leadership Alliance (current chair), LCC International University (Lithuania), African Enterprise (USA), Azusa Pacific International (South Africa) and LCC International Fund (USA). In all things, he seeks to follow his personal life mission statement: “to positively transform lives through learning and knowledge, in a way that develops others to maximize their God-given potential.”

 

BOB JOHANSEN

Bob Johansen brings a pastor’s heart and over 40 years of experience in finances and operations to the BDI Board. Throughout his career, Bob has had the pleasure of serving many nonprofit organizations, as Senior Vice President and CFO at Azusa Pacific University, and as CFO for Russ Reid Company. With his B.S. in Accounting from Cal Poly Pomona, his M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, and as a CPA, Bob is a highly skilled trusted advisor in the financial services space.
 
Today, Bob serves as Vice President for Finance & Business and CFO for Life Pacific University, in San Dimas, CA. He loves Jesus Christ, lives to serve, and is a family man through and through. When he’s not serving nonprofits, he enjoys serving his family through the gift of hospitality, spending time with his four children and nine grandchildren who keep him busy on weekends.

MICHAEL J. TOMLINSON

Michael Tomlinson portrait Michael is an accomplished marketing and media executive who has developed highly successful fundraising programs for faith-first charities and organizations across the U.S. and abroad.

 

Michael, (or “MT,” as he is known to colleagues and friends), has more than 25 years leading organizations in the strategic development, ideation and execution of integrated fundraising, marketing, print, direct mail, broadcast and digital media that fuel growth.  He knows how to build brands and move donors, particularly in the faith-first space.

 

He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Marketing and has served in executive leadership roles at faith-forward organizations including: Focus on the Family, David C. Cook International, Dunham+Company and Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk ministry, where he led all marketing and communications and served as Chief Operating Officer.

 

“MT” is passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

 

Michael’s vision is fueled by the mandate that we’re all called to be generous with our time, talent and treasure in the pursuit of The Great Commission.  He fervently believes one of the most compelling ways to share this Good News is through meeting the felt needs of hurting people.

 

“MT” is an active member of The Giving Institute and passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

LAURIE BETH JONES | EMERITUS

The author of 14 books, including Jesus CEO, Laurie has received global recognition for her leadership principles that empower people to discover the divine excellence in themselves and in those they serve. Having owned a successful marketing company, Laurie brings her business and leadership expertise as a speaker and trainer to all pillars of society, including business and government, faith and service organizations and the disenfranchised.

 

She was recently named one of the top 30 leaders in the United States by Barna Group. As a business-development coach and consultant to CEOs and organizations, Laurie has shared her wealth of experience with major companies including Tyson Foods, Purina-Nestle, Neiman Marcus, Pfizer, CitiFinancial and American Express. In all she does, Laurie states her guiding personal life mission statement as follows: “to recognize, promote and inspire divine connection in myself and others.”

ROB TAYLOR | EMERITUS

Rob Taylor Portrait

 

Rob brings over 40 years of business and accounting experience to a wide array of clients, including nonprofits. Working with senior nonprofit executives, he has developed and implemented strategic plans and critical performance measures, as well as overseen process improvements across departments. He has also advised business corporations and partnerships, and he frequently leads seminars on accounting and other key issues nonprofits face.

 

Highly skilled in tailoring experiences that benefit others, Rob does this both professionally and personally – through his management services for nonprofits, and in his vacation time spent leading adventure trips to Costa Rica and China that encourage people to stretch their limits.

RANDY W. BREWER | Board Chair

Randy Brewer Portrait

 

Randy Brewer has spent his professional life in marketing, PR and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. 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 as Vice Chairman of African Enterprise USA, a 50-year-old evangelistic and relief ministry in Africa and is an active member of International Full Gospel Fellowship, which both provide help to the world’s hurting. Most recently, he launched his own philanthropic venture, Randy W. Brewer Foundation, to further Christ’s love through supporting wellness and education for young people around the world.

 

Randy has authored three inspirational books. His newest book titled In the Valley of the Shadow of Death Randy writes about his final journey and his words will give you a vibrant hope as you discover that God is still good, even in the darkness, even as we wait restlessly for God’s voice: “Enter into my presence.” In Finding My Voice: A Story of Grace, Hope and Healing, he tells the gripping true story of his battle with a rare throat cancer that threatened his speaking voice entirely, but led him to discover a new Voice calling. In his newest book, Releasing Generosity, Randy explores a key question that Voice challenged him to answer: “What will you do with the love you’ve been given?” His response, expressed in this powerful book, is a compelling “manifesto” on the heart behind giving. Learn more about the book or get your copy here. Watch the story behind the book, Finding My Voice: A Story of Grace, Hope and Healing. 

 

MIKE PATE

Mike Pate Portrait

 

Mike Pate is the Executive Director of Camping for Transformation Ministries (TM), a regional association of more than 170 churches. TM camps minister to tens of thousands of people of all ages every year, and under Mike’s leadership, the camps have tripled in impact, size and revenue in the past 10 years.

 

Mike has sat on numerous boards for nonprofits and local governing bodies over the years, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Christian Community Credit Union (with over $600 million under management). Mike has seen fundraising from all sides – as a Project Director for an international relief agency, as the owner of an advertising business and as Director of Development for Multnomah University. In all things, he seeks to follow his personal life mission statement: “to help people and organizations be all that God has designed them to be.”

JOHN C. REYNOLDS

John Reynolds Portrait

 

Dr. Reynolds has offered consulting, coaching and counsel to non-governmental organizations in over 40 countries. He previously served as World Vision International’s global chief information officer (1991-2000), and as executive VP at Azusa Pacific University for 12 years. With a PhD in Higher Education Leadership, and a formidable history of serving and leading others, John regularly speaks both nationally and internationally as a specialist in applied organizational effectiveness.

 

Today, John oversees providing flexible and affordable higher education, as president of Los Angeles Pacific University, and he serves on several other nonprofit and educational boards, including Christian Leadership Alliance (current chair), LCC International University (Lithuania), African Enterprise (USA), Azusa Pacific International (South Africa) and LCC International Fund (USA). In all things, he seeks to follow his personal life mission statement: “to positively transform lives through learning and knowledge, in a way that develops others to maximize their God-given potential.”

 

BOB JOHANSEN

Bob Johansen brings a pastor’s heart and over 40 years of experience in finances and operations to the BDI Board. Throughout his career, Bob has had the pleasure of serving many nonprofit organizations, as Senior Vice President and CFO at Azusa Pacific University, and as CFO for Russ Reid Company. With his B.S. in Accounting from Cal Poly Pomona, his M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, and as a CPA, Bob is a highly skilled trusted advisor in the financial services space.
 
Today, Bob serves as Vice President for Finance & Business and CFO for Life Pacific University, in San Dimas, CA. He loves Jesus Christ, lives to serve, and is a family man through and through. When he’s not serving nonprofits, he enjoys serving his family through the gift of hospitality, spending time with his four children and nine grandchildren who keep him busy on weekends.

MICHAEL J. TOMLINSON

Michael Tomlinson portrait

 

Michael is an accomplished marketing and media executive who has developed highly successful fundraising programs for faith-first charities and organizations across the U.S. and abroad. Michael, (or “MT,” as he is known to colleagues and friends), has more than 25 years leading organizations in the strategic development, ideation and execution of integrated fundraising, marketing, print, direct mail, broadcast and digital media that fuel growth.  He knows how to build brands and move donors, particularly in the faith-first space.

 

He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Marketing and has served in executive leadership roles at faith-forward organizations including: Focus on the Family, David C. Cook International, Dunham+Company and Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk ministry, where he led all marketing and communications and served as Chief Operating Officer.

 

“MT” is passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

 

Michael’s vision is fueled by the mandate that we’re all called to be generous with our time, talent and treasure in the pursuit of The Great Commission.  He fervently believes one of the most compelling ways to share this Good News is through meeting the felt needs of hurting people.

 

“MT” is an active member of The Giving Institute and passionate about leveraging traditional and contemporary communication platforms to expand resources and bring people together, aligning opportunity and capacity for clients.

LAURIE BETH JONES | EMERITUS

The author of 14 books, including Jesus CEO, Laurie has received global recognition for her leadership principles that empower people to discover the divine excellence in themselves and in those they serve. Having owned a successful marketing company, Laurie brings her business and leadership expertise as a speaker and trainer to all pillars of society, including business and government, faith and service organizations and the disenfranchised.

 

She was recently named one of the top 30 leaders in the United States by Barna Group. As a business-development coach and consultant to CEOs and organizations, Laurie has shared her wealth of experience with major companies including Tyson Foods, Purina-Nestle, Neiman Marcus, Pfizer, CitiFinancial and American Express. In all she does, Laurie states her guiding personal life mission statement as follows: “to recognize, promote and inspire divine connection in myself and others.”

ROB TAYLOR | EMERITUS

Rob Taylor Portrait

 

Rob brings over 40 years of business and accounting experience to a wide array of clients, including nonprofits. Working with senior nonprofit executives, he has developed and implemented strategic plans and critical performance measures, as well as overseen process improvements across departments. He has also advised business corporations and partnerships, and he frequently leads seminars on accounting and other key issues nonprofits face.

 

Highly skilled in tailoring experiences that benefit others, Rob does this both professionally and personally – through his management services for nonprofits, and in his vacation time spent leading adventure trips to Costa Rica and China that encourage people to stretch their limits.

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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? Read below for current opportunities.

 

There are currently no open positions. Thank you for your interest in working for BDI.

 

To apply for a position, email your resume and cover letter to  HR@BrewerDirect.com. No phone calls please.

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