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/Chairman of the Board

 

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 also serves as Vice Chairman for African Enterprise USA 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 educations for young people around the world.

 

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

DAVID STOLBERG

Account Strategist

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 221

JHOVANY QUIROZ

Account Specialist

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 244

MATTHEW RAYBURN

Account Strategist

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 223

BRANDON MENDOZA

Account Specialist

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 250

RHONDA MOORE

Account Strategist

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 253

TINA WOOTON

Account Specialist

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 228

PETER LEE

Account Specialist

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 239

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

MARCY
SUTTON

Copy Consultant

DEBBIE
FREEMAN

Senior Writer

COURTNEY
HLEBO

Proofreader/Jr. Writer

GREG
SCHNEIDER

Photographer Consultant

MINDY
BORTZ

Designer

ANDREA
MILLS

Proofreader

LENA
SALAZAR

Production Artist

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

JUSTINE
MORALES

Digital Implementation 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.

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

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.

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 238 |

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.

+1(626) 359-1015, ext. 238 |

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

ANNA WOOTON

Controller

CAROL LI

Senior Project Manager

LORI VERNON

Office Manager

ALISON DEVRIENDT

Project Manager

MCKENNAH COOK

Office Administrator/HR

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOHN C. REYNOLDS

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.”

 

ROB TAYLOR

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.

LAURIE BETH JONES

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.”

MIKE PATE

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.”

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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?

 

See below for our current openings.

 

Please email HR@BrewerDirect.com with your resume and cover letter indicating which position interests you.  Thank you for your interest in working with Brewer Direct.

Accounting Assistant

 

The accounting assistant is responsible for Accounts Payable (Completes payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices) and ADP Payroll (Calculating biweekly pay) and any financial tasks as assigned by the Controller.

 

Accounts Payable Duties: 

  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
  • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal ID numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; ensuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Biweekly check run to issue payment to vendors.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Maintains historical records.
  • Reports sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

 

Payroll Duties:

  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data.
  • Reads and understands summaries of earnings, taxes, deductions, leave, disability, and nontaxable wages.
  • Reviews payroll liabilities by calculating employee federal and state income and social security taxes and employer’s social security, unemployment, and workers’ compensation payments.
  • Resolves payroll discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Provides payroll information by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains employee confidence and protects payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 

Financial Tasks as Assigned by Controller:

  • AP Year End 1099-MISC
  • AP Month End Accrual
  • MS-CRM Project Data Entry (Price and GL Account)
  • Project Insight/Workfront to MS-CRM Time Tracking Uploads
  • Remote Bank Deposit
  • Monthly Billing Checkpoint (Balancing reports MS-CRM to QuickBooks

 

Required Skills: 

  • Administrative Skills: Organized, thoroughness, verbal communication, answer phones, filing, schedule and attend meetings and conference calls.
  • Confidentiality and Discretionary Skills
  • Communication Skills: Must include an advanced ability to read, analyze and interpret agency documents.
  • General Math Skills: Calculator or 10-key
  • Data Entry Skills: Attention to detail and must be able to enter data accurately into a variety of programs.
  • Financial Software and Reporting Skills:Beginning/intermediate level knowledge/use of business software such as QuickBooks, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer) MS Dynamics Sales CRM, Google Drive, and Project Insight/Workfront systems.
  • Critical Thinking: Includes an ability to make decisions regarding everyday work assignments, analyzing information.
  • Relationship Building Skills: Includes establishing working relationships to ensure top quality customer service and satisfaction for our internal and external colleagues.

 

Educational Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED (required) plus any of the following:
  • Community college courses (completed): Business, marketing, or accounting plus work financial experience
  • Professional office or Retail Manager or financial work experience (3+ years in same position)
  • A.A. or B.A. Degree in Business Administration and/or Accounting (or equivalent)

 

What’s in It for You:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • 401k plan
  • Casual work environment in downtown Monrovia
  • Positive and encouraging work environment with fun perks like summer hours and surprise ice-cream days, to name a few!

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